Michigan Love

Pasties, (pronounced like “pass tea”) are something we eat. These meat and vegetable hand pies were brought to Michigan by Cornish miners who ate the portable delicacies on their lunch break. Think of them as homemade Hot Pockets that actually taste good. Now pasties are a delicious par...
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Categories:  Travel, Michigan Love

First things first, let’s get the pronunciation correct. It’s not pay-stee, as in, "My legs are always pasty white after a long Michigan winter." It’s pass-tea. Got it? Good. We Michiganders are passionate about our pasties, and we want to make sure you get it right. Let's talk about the Michi...
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Categories:  Travel, Michigan Love

The Great Lakes shoreline is a paradise for rock collectors. Our beaches are filled with beautiful rocks like Lake Superior agate, Halysites, Petoskey stones, Charlevoix stones, Leland blue, granite, and many more. Whether you're visiting the beaches of Petoskey, Charlevoix, or somewhere ne...
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Categories:  Travel, Michigan Love, Petoskey

Michigan winters are known for their cold and snow. Based on statewide averages, our state ranks as the sixth snowiest in the Union. On a list of snowiest U.S. cities with populations greater than 100,000, Michigan has the most with four cities in the top 25; Grand Rapids is highest at number four....
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Categories:  Michigan Love

Natural wonders abound in Michigan. Along our miles and miles of freshwater coastline and in our pristine forests, you'll find some of the most amazing naturally formed sites in the world.  The Great Lakes - Four out of the five Great Lakes have waters that touch Michigan. The largest group of fre...
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Categories:  Travel, Michigan Love

Winter is in full effect and children have continued hopes of getting a snow day or two off from school. There are a lot of legends and superstitions about “rituals” that will make it snow and keep the big yellow buses off the roads. We can’t guarantee any of these methods work, but if yo...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, General

Winters in Northern Michigan can be brutal. Petoskey, MI, is known to get over 100 inches of snow a year on average. That’s a lot of the white stuff! It is so easy to hibernate and not go outdoors during those winter months. However, why not get adventurous this winter and challenge yourself to g...
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Categories:  Petoskey, Michigan Love

If you are a lover of winter, we are guessing being out in the snow and cold weather, and snowshoeing might be a favorite hobby! Wearing proper snowshoes can make a huge difference when you are out in the snow. Different snowshoes serve different purposes, which is helpful to know when choosing...
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Categories:  Petoskey, Michigan Love

If you are a lover of the fall season, there is no better place than Northern Michigan. Not only are the colors outside gorgeous, but there are lots of things to do this time of year, too! Here are a few favorite things we like to do during the autumn months.  Get some fresh air and exe...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

It's that time of year again in Northern Michigan when the weather starts to cool down and the leaves start changing color on the trees! For most Michiganders, it's one of our favorite times of the year. We will see the leaves slowly begin to change in Northern Michigan in the next few weeks, w...
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