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.
You'll find public access to beaches at pocket parks and at miles-long stretches of Great Lakes shoreline.
Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is all about high-speed action and hosting the popular Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in August.
With more than 1,300 miles of bike trails across the state, Michigan has a tour every cyclist can enjoy.
Birders flock to Michigan for special events in the coming weeks and throughout the year at many great bird watching sites across both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas.
If your kids are on a school holiday, you’ve got a day off work, or you and your sweetheart are looking for a romantic getaway, Michigan offers plenty of possibilities for fun, indoors and out.
For the next several months, the nearest Great Lake offers a gallery of some of nature's greatest ice sculptures
by Belle Arzadon, camper, nature lover, and writer
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