Explore Northern Michigan’s ‘Tip of the Mitt’ Wine Region Along the Bay View Wine Trail This Autumn

Northern Michigan is an ideal location to experience the changing of the fall colors and the bounty of the season. The 10 wineries that collectively that make up the Bay View Wine Trail are excited to host two weekends celebrating the harvest – November 10-12 and November 18-19.

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Throw Caution to the Wind During 6-Day Windjammer Sail Aboard Tall Ship Manitou

You’re invited to set sail aboard the Tall Ship Manitou – one of the largest sailing ships on the Great Lakes – during a 6-Day Windjammer Cruise, September 17-23. Guided by the passionate, skilled and entertaining crew of the Traverse Tall Ship Company, this voyage sets sail out of Grand Traverse Bay aboard a replication of an 1800s “coasting” cargo schooner.

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4th Annual Mackinaw City Mustang Stampede Celebrates Pure Michigan’s Iconic Ford Muscle Car

The Ford Motor Company rolled its first Mustang off the assembly line in 1964 and this classic muscle car remains one of the most iconic vehicles on the road today. More than 100 cars are expected to gather on Saturday, July 15 for the 4th Annual Mackinaw City Mustang Stampede to be held at Conkling Heritage Park, along the shores of Lake Huron, in downtown Mackinaw City.

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Hotel Walloon presents The Last Good Country: Walloon Lake, An Ernest Hemingway Occasion  

Hotel Walloon is pleased to present The Last Good Country: Walloon Lake, the second annual event celebrating Ernest Hemingway’s connection to the northern Michigan area. The event will take place Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th. The three-day event package includes two nights’ accommodation at the 32-room boutique hotel, as well as personally guided tours throughout the area and a chance to meet Valerie Hemingway, who was both a personal assistant and daughter-in-law to the late author.

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Protecting Michigan’s Historic Forts

Michigan is home to nearly 20 historic forts, some dating back to the early 1700s—decades before the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Detroit was founded in 1701, its first fort being built that year by the French and destroyed a century later by the 1805 fire which ravished the city. The British-built Fort Lernoult (renamed Fort Detroit and later Fort Shelby) was constructed in 1778 and demolished in 1827.

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A Taste of Success culinary fundraiser set for February 24 at TC’s Northwestern Michigan College

Patrons at the February 24 “A Taste of Success,” the largest annual fundraiser for students at NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute (GLCI), will enjoy a strolling dinner of international cuisine with local wine and craft beers, all prepared and served by culinary students.

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Crystal Mountain Celebrates 60 Years this Winter

In 1956, a group of community members from Benzie County built a warming hut, fashioned a rope tow from a pick-up truck engine and opened Buck Hills Ski Area. Now in its 60th year, Crystal Mountain is a year-round resort recognized nationally by publications like Parents magazine and Conde Nast Traveler.

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Sample Regional & Global Fare at the 9th Annual Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival – November 17-19

More than 18,000 people are expected to enjoy a vast menu of food and beverage at the 9th Annual Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival coming up Nov. 17-19 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.

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C.S. Lewis Festival Celebrates Author’s Imagination (October & November, 2016 – Petoskey, Michigan)

The 2016 C.S. Lewis Festival will explore the imagination that created Narnia. Taking place during October and November in the Petoskey, Michigan area on Little Traverse Bay, events including music and theater performances, school and library programs, scholarly lectures, community discussion groups, and more. Several national speakers will be featured, including Jerry Root, Mark Neal and Phil Jamieson.

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Hemingway Enthusiasts Trek to Petoskey for Annual Fall Historical & Literary Conference

The Michigan Hemingway Society is currently accepting reservations for its annual conference, October 14-16, at Stafford’s Perry Hotel in historic downtown Petoskey (a property built in 1899—the same year Hemingway was born and a place where he stayed in 1916—paying just 75 cents for his room). This year’s Michigan Hemingway Conference theme is 1919—the last year that a 20-year-old Hemingway spent in the Walloon Lake area, 10 miles southwest of Petoskey.

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Marshall’s Historic Home Tour Started in Schuler’s Home Kitchen

Long before the Food Network, HGTV and The History Channel (and even before the widespread availability of cable television) Marshall was establishing itself as one of the Midwest’s top historic and foodie destinations.

Established in 1830, seven years before Michigan’s statehood, Marshall was the front runner for the state capitol. Town leaders were so confident of their lead, that a Governor’s Mansion was built. Yet, the city lost by just one vote to Lansing, due north.

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Traverse Tall Ship Company Offers Multi-Day Autumn Excursions Aboard the Schooner Manitou

Pure Michigan is blessed with the Great Lakes—the largest bodies of fresh water in the world. You’re invited to turn off your cell phone, set your email on autoreply and set sail on the inland seas for one of the multi-day excursions aboard the Schooner Manitou.

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