U.P.’s Annual I-500 Pub Crawl returns to Downtown Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday, January 30

The biggest pub crawl in the Eastern Upper Peninsula’s will take place Thursday January 30, 2020 in conjunction with the 52nd International 500 Snowmobile Race. This annual event draws both race fans and locals downtown for an unforgettable night on the town in celebration of I-500 race week festivities.

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Treetops Resort Celebrates 65 Years of Winter Fun

For 65 years, Treetops Resort in Gayord has offered some of the finest and family friendly terrain in the Midwest for downhill skiing and snowboarding featuring over 80 acres of terrain with a 1,345’ summit elevation and features a nice long cruising run a ¼ of a mile. There are 23 runs for all levels. Winter escapes also feature miles of cross country trails, and dozens of snowshoe and hiking trails.  

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Oh the Places I’ve Spa-ed…

Saturday was spent traipsing around the snow-covered landscape at Treetops Resort in Gaylord, celebrating Michigan Winter Trails Day with the find folks at Great Lakes Winter Trails Council. After a snowshoe hike and a winter rafting trip, I was ready to warm my mind, body and soul with a relaxing massage at the Spa inside Treetops main lodge.

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Family Traditions Are Our Family Tradition

Yesterday we celebrated my family Christmas at my dad’s house on Gilkey Street in Plainwell — the house where his mother was raised and where we lived from when I was about six until moving out on my own after college. My paternal grandparents lived next door at the time – until they sold the house and moved to the cottage at Pine Lake (and also spent winters in Florida).

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Sundays Are Meant for Outdoor Trekking on Traverse City’s Old Mission Peninsula

Winter made its grand entrance in a big (and early) way this year, putting some in the mood to get out and enjoy the beautiful snow-covered wonderland of northern Michigan. Those who wish to quietly trek through the countryside, soaking up the natural beauty of the season, are sure to enjoy the return of the Snowshoe, Wine & Brew treks every Sunday, December 29 through March 8, on the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City.

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St. Julian’s Nancie Oxley Among 40 Under 40 Agricultural Leaders from Fruit Growers News

Nancie Oxley,  Vice President-Winemaking at Michigan’s St. Julian Winery, has been named to the 2019 Class of “40 Under 40” from Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News magazines, headquartered in Sparta, Michigan. The Class of 2019 will be honored at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, December 10 and featured in the October 2019 issue of both publications.

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Uncovering Michigan’s Rich and often Forgotten History, One Cemetery at a Time…

Inspired during cemetery visits while researching “Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses” comes our latest project…tracking down some of the state’s most noted, historic and forgotten cemeteries. Join our quest by following Michigan Tombstone Tourist on FB.

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Exploring Marquette Area’s “Anatomy of a Murder” Book / Movie Trail

During the 1950s, soldiers camped out in the meadow and woods to the west of the [Big Bay Point] lighthouse while undergoing anti-aircraft artillery training. On the cliff, east of the lighthouse, they installed large guns used for target shooting over Lake Superior.

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Michigan Hemingway Society Announces Literary & History Conference Dates: October 18-20, 2019

The Michigan Hemingway Society (MHS) is once again hosting its annual literary and history conference, October 18-20 at The Terrace Inn in the Northern Michigan Chautauqua community of Bay View. It was here, and in the surrounding countryside and lakeshore communities that the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author, Ernest Hemingway, discovered his love of nature and the quite solace that can be found “Up North in Michigan.

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