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A tiny firefly lights up at dusk in a field of tall grass. It’s the perfect summer night – the sound of the kids laughing, not a screen in sight, and the family playing together. When you finally make your way to the summer cottage or find yourself with everyone home on a summer night, here ...
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Traveling Northern Michigan’s Inland Waterway is a summer boating adventure you won’t forget. The Inland Waterway is a series of interconnected inland lakes that make up a route over 38 miles long. It begins just outside Petoskey on the west side of Michigan’s lower peninsula. Travel t...
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If you enjoy the outdoors, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for summer adventures near Petoskey in Northern Michigan. The charming town of Petoskey is nestled on the shores of Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan. In town, you’ll find unique shops, delicious restaurants, and lovely ac...
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Next time you take a spring walk in the Michigan woods, keep your head down. You might find an elusive morel mushroom if you train your eyes on the ground. In Michigan, morel mushroom season begins in early April and runs as late as early June in the northern most parts of the state. People are cr...
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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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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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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...
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There’s no better place to experience summer than Michigan, with our miles of sandy beach, rivers, lakes and forests. There’s so much to do, you’ll never fit it all into one summer. You might not even be able to do it all in a whole lifetime of summers! But why not have fun trying? This list o...
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Hello, there fellow Michiganders! How well do you know your state? Let's test your knowledge with some Michigan trivia questions! The answers are below but don't cheat! We hope you find this quiz fun, and we'd love to hear how you do. Leave us a comment below! Michigan Trivia Questions 1. What i...
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Living in Michigan year-round isn't for the faint of heart, but a lot of us do, and we wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Adapting and being flexible is key to making the most out of life in The Mitten State. 1. Half an inch of snow may shut down schools a few states to the south and west,...
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