Since the early 1880’s the first Monday of September has been recognized as a time to salute America’s workers with picnics and parades on "a day off for the working man." With school starting after the Monday, September 5 holiday, the long Labor Day Weekend is an ideal time to squeeze in some last-minute summertime fun.
The amazing variety of colors in the waters around Traverse City is caused by sunlight reflecting up from the sandy bottom through the crystal-clear water. And the beaches here are almost entirely made of fine “sugar sand” that glows with a tawny fire under the summer sun – perfect for sunbathing, beachcombing and swimming.
Tired of being cooped up? Need to shed a few pounds? Then get those spokes turning. Whether you’re racing, or just enjoying the sport as a leisure enthusiast, Michigan offers challenging terrain and magnificent scenery.
Need something that is both fun and free to do this winter? Well, grab a fishing rod, a bait bucket, and a pair of hand warmers and head to your favorite fishing hole—the annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend is just around the corner.
Touring, racing and old-fashion family outings—it’s time for another great outdoor adventure. So, strap those cycles to your four-wheel vehicle and discover an abundance of Pure Michigan sights just beyond your handlebars.
Michigan is fortunate to experience four distinct seasons, but only one quarter of the year matters to skiers of all abilities.
Cast your line in the freshwater bounty of miles and miles of the crystal streams, flowing rivers and sparkling waters of the Great Lakes—come to Pure Michigan, a sport angler’s dream destination.
America’s summer golf capital has more than 800 courses that are open to the public, with golf for every level of play and packages and specials that help make it affordable.
Michigan’s rolling terrain plus lake effect snow add up to ideal conditions for enjoying the great outdoors through natural, human-powered activities that are often referred to as Silent Sports.
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