Colleen Stout

In the cult classic film Escanaba in Da Moonlight, about life in Michigan, Jeff Daniel’s character says opening day of deer season is like, “Christmas with Guns.” Deer season is a big deal in Michigan. The deer harvest is Michigan’s most popular game season, with 93 percent of all hunter...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

Today is National Sandwich Day. If you’re in Michigan, you can celebrate by chowing down on one of these regional favorites. Coney Island Hot Dog Is a hot dog a sandwich? Well, it fits the definition of meat or another filling between two pieces of bread. So, yes, for our purposes, it is a sandw...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

The Gales of November bring a noticeable change to Michigan’s Great Lakes. The clear waters that dance and sparkle in the summer sun, darken and froth under under a deep-blue sky. The Gales of November blow when cold air flows down from Canada, washing over the warmer waters in Lakes Superior an...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

Did you know Michigan may be the unofficial Halloween Capital of the World? Last year, Ed Terebus, one of the owners of Erebus Haunted Attraction in Pontiac, told the Detroit Metro Times he came to that conclusion after doing some research. He discovered Michigan has more haunted attractions than a...
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Categories:  Holiday Love

Set yourself up for success this Halloween with these pumpkin carving tips and tricks. Choose the Right Pumpkin Choosing just the right pumpkin is the first step to creating that perfect jack-o-lantern. You want a fresh, healthy pumpkin, because it will be strong enough to hold up to carving, and it...
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Categories:  Holiday Love

Maybe you’ve done the Michigan beach road trip. And the ski road trip. You’ve even taken a fall color tour and viewed many of our lighthouses. If you’re ready for a different kind of Michigan road trip, how about one in search of the Mitten State’s best tacos? It’s sure to satisfy your cra...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

When you think of ghosts towns, you probably don’t think of Michigan. But even though we may not have tumbleweeds rolling down the streets past old saloons, the Mitten State has plenty of mysterious ghost towns to explore. Here are just six of them. Upper Peninsula Ghost Towns Fayette You’ll fi...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

If you love apples, Michigan is the place to be in the fall when our orchards are chock full of the beautiful red, sweet fruits. Here's a few facts about Michigan apples to mull over while you plan your trip to one of our many U-Pick orchards and farm markets. 1. Of the many fruit crops grown in Mi...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

Summer may be over, but it’s not the only season you can enjoy camping in Northern Michigan. Shorter days and cooler nights make it the perfect time of year for cozying up to the campfire with family and friends while roasting marshmallows and sipping mugs of warm apple cider. Fall in the Mitten ...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Petoskey

It’s time to plan your Michigan fall color tour. According to meteorologists, fall colors are on track to peak early this year, thanks to cooler than normal nighttime temperatures in September. You don’t want to miss the Mitten State’s shortest, but most spectacular season. Here’s when and w...
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Categories:  Michigan Love