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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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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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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Storyteller, Historian & Author Dianna Stampfler to Present “Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses” at the Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library in Bay City on July 17

Michigan storyteller, historian and author Dianna Stampfler will present a lively and upbeat historical program on Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30pm at the Alice and Jack Wirt Public Library in downtown Bay City – drawing stories from her newly released best-selling book “Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses”  (which includes the Saginaw River Rear Range Light in Bay City on the cover). The program is free and open to the public as the community rallies to welcome the 2019 Tall Ship Celebration.

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St. Julian Winery Honored with 34 Awards at 2019 Indy International Wine Competition

St. Julian Winery, recognized as Michigan’s longest-operating and most-awarded winery, submitted 34 wines into the 28th Annual Indy International Wine Competition and every single one of them was awarded a medal. Two wines were also named “Best of Class” including the 2018 Braganini Reserve Gruner Veltliner in the White Vinifera category and 2018 Braganini Reserve Vignoles Late Harvest in the Dessert Wines category.

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Celebrating Michigan’s Sesquicentennial Cities

In 1869, the State of Michigan was just 32 years old (statehood day was January 26, 1837…while President Thomas Jefferson had first created the Michigan Territory on January 11, 1805). The population at the time would have been over one million (the 1870 census reports 1,184,059…up 58.1% from the previous census in 1860 (at 749,113).

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