New, Improved and Praise Worthy

Museum exhibits, the first-in-the nation childrens kitchen, wines and suds, and an impressive list of milestone anniversary celebrations, there're a lot of new and refurbished things to see, do and applaud all across Michigan all year long. Below is a sample of fun and exciting new things to take advantage of in the area of attractions this year:

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is expected to open this summer, will include rooftop greenhouses, a first-in-the-nation childrens kitchen, and an indoor market hall and outdoor space for vendors.

Sunrise Side Wine & Hops Trailprovides a great way to taste Michigan beer and wine at seven wineries and three microbrews on a scenic trail along Michigan's Sunrise Coast. Or travel along the new West Michigan Wine & Beer Trail.

Great Lakes Boat Building SchoolVisit Silver City's Mountain View Lodges--one of the newest resorts in The Wilds of Michigan and you just might catch a glimpse of a chainsaw carving demonstration.

Observe the building of a whale boat at the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville as part of the restoration of the famed Charles W. Morgan whaling ship.

Hike, bike or ski the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve in Otsego County.

For more updates including the latest in the area of lodging, dining, and wineries, check out our 2013 new and improved resource list.

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