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How did Michigan get the Upper Peninsula?

How did Michigan get the Upper Peninsula

Navigation: The Origins of Michigan The Toledo War The Great Upper Penninsula There’s no denying that Michigan has a fairly unique look. While most of the state makes sense from a map-making perspective, there’s still the Upper Penninsula for which you must account. Understanding how Michigan got the Upper Penninsula is a great way to…

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A History of Michigan’s First Vineyard

A History of Michigan's First Vineyard

Navigation: Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail Many people are unaware of the rich history steeped in the wine vineyards of the state of Michigan. The nearby French-Canadians along with American farmers paved the way as far back as 1679 for the…

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Best Paddle Boarding Destinations In Michigan

Best Paddle Boarding Destinations In Michigan

We all know Michigan rocks. We are known for automobiles and Motown. We are the only state to have upper and lower peninsulas. There is an endless number of ways to enjoy our beautiful state but none better than paddle boarding on the water. Did you know Michigan has 3,288 miles of freshwater coastline, borders…

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5 Most Famous Basketball Players From Michigan

5 Most Famous Basketball Players From Michigan

Navigation: Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. Chris Webber Chet “The Jet” Walker George “The Iceman” Gervin Shane Battier The state of Michigan has been the home to many of the leading basketball players the world has ever seen. Some have featured for the Michigan Wolverines and others have either joined the NBA directly from high school…

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How Oberon became one of Michigan’s Favorite Beers?

How Oberon became one of Michigan's Favorite Beers

Navigation: The “Michigan” Rush Making Memories Michigan Style The Best Way to Quench Our Thirst Take a Tour of the Brewery The “Michigan” Rush You don’t need to live in Michigan to figure out why there has been a sudden rush to this state. Yet, we who have made Michigan our home still find our…

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The Best White Wines in MI

The Best White Wines in MI

Navigation: White wine Northern Michigan Riesling Ice Wine Sparkling wine White Hybrids If you are a wine lover and love to explore different wine options to soothe your taste buds, we believe Michigan is the place to explore wine options. Northern Michigan is known for its abundance in fresh wine and exotic wine stores. There…

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Is Stand Up Paddling Hard?

Is Stand Up Paddling Hard

Navigation: Practice Balance Accept Failure Do It With Friends Take Breaks With the summer season upon us, it’s understandable that many are looking for new adventures to explore. In particular, many are looking for water activities to enjoy. Not only are these activities fun but they also provide a cool environment to enjoy that fun…

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5 Top Restaurants on Mackinac Island To Try!

5 Top Restaurants on Mackinac Island To Try

Navigation: Inn at Stonecliffe The Woods Restaurant Pink Pony Millie’s on Main 1852 Grille Room When you are looking for a place to get away for an extended weekend or for your vacation, take a look at all the exciting opportunities waiting for you on Mackinac Island. Located in Lake Huron, just north of Mackinaw…

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The Best Wedding Venues in Northern Michigan

The Best Wedding Venues in Northern Michigan

Navigation: Castle Farms The Homestead Resort Blue Bridge Visions at CentrePointe Northern Michigan is a magical place. It has sleeping bear dunes and tunnels made of trees. You can explore historic fishing towns or take in the majestic colors of Fall. And, if you are looking for the perfect wedding venue, it’s a place that…

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The Top 3 Hotels You Need To Stay At In Mackinac Island

The Top 3 Hotels You Need To Stay At In Mackinac Island

Navigation: The Inn at StoneCliffe The Grand Hotel Bicycle Inn and waterfront Collection Mackinac Island is a great destination spot to stop by when visiting Michigan. It will take multiple days to see everything that might interest you so you will need to pick an awesome hotel to stay in overnight. This guide discusses the…

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What Is There To Do On Mackinac Island?

What Is There To Do On Mackinac Island

Navigation: TAKE A BIKE TOUR SHOP TIL YOU DROP FORT MACKINAC AND FORT HOLMES RICHARD AND JANE MANOOGIAN ART MACKINAC ART MUSEUM MACKINAC ISLAND STATE PARK GIDDY UP Located along the scenic shores of Lake Huron, Mackinac Island is truly one of Michigan’s truest gems. This charming island is an ideal place to escape the…

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Visit 4/5 of the Great Lakes At These Michigan Hotspots

Navigation: Frankfort, Michigan Luna Pier, Michigan Oscoda, Michigan Munising, Michigan No one is prouder of what Michigan State has to offer than we are. While people unfamiliar with the Mitten State may only associate us with Lake Michigan, you can visit the shores of four of the five great lakes without leaving the state! Take…

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Plan the Ultimate Michigan Summer Road Trip

Navigation: Road Trip to Traverse City Travel to Grand Rapids Visit Detroit, Michigan Michigan has some of the best summers around. There are so many things to do, especially as a family. You can enjoy the lake, eat fresh blueberries, visit museums, watch or play baseball games, and do it all when you hit the…

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Check out The Upper Peninsula Wineries in Michigan

Navigation: Michigan is More than Just Great Lakes The Wine Trails of the Upper Peninsula The Ultimate Upper Peninsula Michigan is More than Just Great Lakes Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is getting a lot of national attention these days. We know why. It’s our Upper Peninsula wineries. Genuine wine connoisseurs almost always know where to find…

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What To Do With My Kids On Summer Break in Grand Rapids?

Navigation: Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Grand Haven City Beach Food Tour Summer is synonymous with fun for children. It is a time when they can sit back and rest after a grueling school year. It is when they discover things outside the classroom. A time when they can pursue their interests. Grand Rapids offers some…

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Looking for Michigan Clothing? Think Livnfresh

There’s a great place to live and vacation that has nearly everything within reach. It has snowy winters find us enveloped in the coziness of soft pajamas while sitting by a roaring fire with a good book. Perhaps active winter sporting activities that accompany the season ranging from upscale ski areas to vast unspoiled cross…

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How To Throw An Epic Final 4 Party

Navigation: Most Important Party Feature: Food, Food, Food The Final 4 Party Menu Michigan Guests Love What’s a Final 4 Party Without Beverages? For the Michigan Final 4 Party, the Final Finish: Desserts   Throw an Epic Final 4 Party for Michigan Guests. When it’s Final 4 time rolls around, it’s party time for family,…

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The Best Beaches on Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City

Navigation: Haserot Beach Park Bryant Park Lighthouse Park and Old Mission Point Park Old Mission Peninsula extends northward from Traverse City. In all, it is three miles wide and 19 miles long. Surrounded by pristine, clear, fresh water, the peninsula divides Grand Traverse Bay into west and east bays. This countryside offers exquisite nature walks…

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Things To Do on a Staycation in Petoskey, Michigan

Navigation: 1. Magnus City Park Beach 2. The Historic Gaslight District 3. The Odawa Casino Resort 4. Petoskey Winter Sports Park 5. Petoskey Farms Vineyard and Winery 6. The Bear River Valley Recreation Area If you live in or near Northern Michigan, there is no reason to spend a fortune on your next vacation or…

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A List of The Best Wine Tour Companies And Why We Love Them

Navigation: 1. Leelanau Peninsula Trail 2. The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula While California and Florida receive all of the attention for wine production, Michigan is quietly making some of the bests strains in the country. Locals and visitors in the know prefer to keep Michigan’s involvement in the industry under wraps. This means less…

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Where Can I Buy Cool Michigan Themed T Shirts?

Michiganders are a step apart from the rest. If you love Michigan, you know what it means to put your hand up and use it as a map. You love the lake, you know how to drive in the snow, and you know how to show off that mitten state pride. This is exactly the…

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