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Explore the Most Walkable Downtown in Metro Detroit

To the north of Detroit, Birmingham is a vibrant, upscale Michigan community. The downtown area has all of the amenities that you would expect to find in a large city while maintaining a small-town feel. The best part is that you can walk to everything — parks, boutique shops, restaurants — while enjoying luxury accommodations at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Because of that, it’s the perfect getaway destination in Michigan for the summer.
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Explore this abandoned railroad bed that was converted to a walking, running, and biking trail in Jackson County MI

In Jackson County, MI, the Falling Waters Trail is a 12-foot-wide, 10.5-mile-long paved pathway that connects the City of Jackson and Village of Concord. The trail is an important community link that was built on an abandoned section of the Michigan Central Railroad. Opened in 2007 and dedicated as a Jackson County Park, it passes through marshes, lakes, natural springs, and parks — all of which offer great recreation opportunities.
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Discover Unique Experiences in Downtown Manistee

Manistee, Michigan, is a one-of-a-kind city where beauty, nature, and history come together. The downtown area is located right on the waterfront of the Big Manistee River, which flows through Manistee Lake and into Lake Michigan. With the Manistee Riverwalk opening the city to several exceptional experiences, locals and visitors alike find that Downtown Manistee is a terrific place to spend the summer.
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Add "Touring a Michigan Winery" to Your Summer Bucket List

As we were planning our Michigan summer bucket list this summer, we knew touring a Michigan vineyard was going to be on it. Knowing that the Traverse City region is known for its wineries, we took a look at several best wineries in Traverse City before selecting Mari Vineyards as our Michigan winery destination this summer!
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Want to Visit Isle Royale This Summer? Start Here.

Surrounded by Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park is an archipelago that consists of a large island and more than 200 smaller islands. It’s located northwest of the Upper Peninsula and offers a range of activities and unparalleled solitude. Since it’s a wilderness and protected land, the park has an array of wildlife and stunning scenery.
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How to Tour the Soo Locks by Boat this Summer

If you want to visit the Upper Peninsula of Michigan this summer, make it memorable by taking a boat tour of the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie. Located nearly one hour north of Mackinac Bridge, this engineering marvel manages various ships as they traverse St. Marys River between Lake Superior and Lake Huron. It dates back to the mid-1800s and allows freighters more than 1,000 feet long to move along the route, which stretches from Duluth, Minnesota, to the Atlantic Ocean.
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Explore Pictured Rocks Waterfalls this Summer

The beaches and sandstone cliffs of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore have been carved out by Lake Superior, creating one of the most gorgeous places to visit in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the country. However, some of the best sightseeing opportunities in the park are the waterfalls at Pictured Rocks. In fact, the UP has at least 150 waterfalls, and several of them are within Pictured Rocks.
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Discover the Lesser Known Eagle Harbor on the Keweenaw Peninsula this Summer

With a rugged coastline, the Keweenaw’s Eagle Harbor is an awesome place to explore. It’s positioned in the middle of the boating route from Duluth to Sault Ste. Marie on Lake Superior. So, it was once a popular port of call for sailors who would stop to get supplies for the second half of the trip. However, there’s more to this quaint community than just its harbor.
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Discover this Hidden Gem for a Rustic Getaway in the U.P.

Whether you need a break from the mundane or the hustle and bustle, a rustic getaway to Michigan's Upper Peninsula can be the perfect way to escape the everyday. We recently discovered a hidden gem on the Michigamme River just outside Marquette. This historic 1800s cedar log cabin on Republic Island is the perfect summer destination in Michigan if you like rustic getaways!
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Explore the Keith McKellop Walkway Along Lake Cadillac This Summer

Lake Cadillac offers wonderful opportunities to explore the water in Cadillac, MI. With the even larger Lake Mitchell connected via a canal, you can have great outdoor experiences time and time again. However, you don’t have to be on or in the water to get closer to nature this summer. Instead, you can walk the Keith McKellop Walkway and explore downtown while uncovering unique features throughout the city.
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Get a Hands' On Chocolate Making Experience in Southern Michigan this Summer

In Dexter, Michigan, Mindo Chocolate Makers makes some of the most delicious chocolate. Mindo was one of the first small-batch chocolate makers in the United States and the difference in flavor, texture, and experience is undeniable. And how could the chocolate not be different – it is one of the few chocolate makers in the world that own and controls the cocoa from the country of origin.
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Explore Downtown Flint's Street Murals this Summer

Flint locals have probably noticed artists painting colorful murals throughout the city since 2019. These creations are stunning and bring an element of creativity to Flint. The artists have surpassed the initial goal to paint 100 murals across Flint by the end of 2020. As of spring 2021, there are more than 160 awe-inspiring works. Most of the murals are spread around downtown Flint, while others are sprinkled throughout surrounding neighborhoods.
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Kayak the Flint River National Water Trail this Summer

Flint has a rich history and strong art community, and it offers unique shopping experiences. However, those aren’t the only reasons to visit this vibrant city. The Flint River runs through the center, creating an awesome opportunity for kayaking the Flint River and many other activities.