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6 Awesome Corn Mazes In Michigan

Corn mazes are quite popular in Michigan. The thrill and excitement it can give is what makes most people spend a lot of time into it especially during the fall season.

And unlike other corn mazes from the other state, the corn mazes in Michigan are truly beautiful and amazing. They are pretty big too and features different kind of design and adventure each and every year.

Below are some of the most popular corn mazes in Michigan that you might want to visit sometime soon.

Crane Orchards – Fennville, MI

This 20-acre Corn Maze changes its design yearly, offering its guests and visitors a lot of excitement and fun! According to its webpage: “a lot of creative energy and a huge amount of work goes into this project every year to make it the best corn maze anywhere so our customers can enjoy even more family fun during their visit to Crane Orchards”. For more info, you can visit their website – Corn Maze Crane Orchards.

2016 Crane Orchards Corn Maze

DeBuck’s Corn Maze – Belleville, MI

DeBuck’s Corn Maze offers some of the best fall fun in the Detroit-Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area. It has more than 13 acres of twisting and winding trails and their Giant Corn Maze is composed of 3 mazes with varying degrees of difficulty, with a total of more than 5 miles of trails. They also offer Night Maze experience for added excitement and fun. For more info, visit DeBuck’s Corn Maze website.

DeBuck's Corn Maze

Frankenmuth Corn Maze – Frankenmuth, MI

Although not as big compared to its counterparts, this corn maze is absolutely full of excitement and fun. It offers a mystery theme and provides clues that are hidden along the maze’s path. Check this place at Frankenmuth Corn Maze website.

Frankenmuth Corn Maze

Bestmaze Corn Maze – Williamston, MI

This is one of the most popular and oldest corn mazes in Michigan. It’s been serving the people for almost 17 years and counting. The corn maze also features a separated haunted maze called the Trail of Terror, perfect for adult thrill seekers and alike. Check out their website – BestMaze.

Bestmaze Corn Maze

The Blast Corn Maze – Dexter, MI

Located not far from Ann Arbor, Michigan, this corn maze offers a huge 10 acre field of corn with 3 1/2 miles of corn maze trails. It has 3 exits – short, medium, and full corn maze exits in order to accommodate various skill levels of corn maze fans & enthusiasts. You can check more of this maze at their official website.

Blast Corn Maze

Jacob’s Corn Maze – Traverse City, MI

Jacob’s Corn Maze features a world class computer designed 10 acre corn maze. Every year, it features different, out of this world designs that kids and adults will surely enjoy. One of their most recent creations is the “Everest Expedition” which is a big hit for their visitors. You can check them out at their official website – Jacob’s Corn Maze.

Jacob’s Corn Maze

These amazing corn mazes offer lots of excitement and fun for the whole family. If you wanted to relax and unwind, visit one of them soon!!

7 Amazing Things to Do and Places to Visit in Flint, Michigan

Despite the water crisis and bad publicity, Flint is still considered as one of the must visit cities in Michigan by many. People still considers the city as one of Michigan’s gem in terms of destinations and attractions.

There are plenty of things to do and places to see in Flint. Below are some of the best ones that you might want to check out.

City of Flint Michigan

Buick Automotive Gallery – 303 Walnut St, Flint, MI 48503

Sloan Museum’s Buick Automotive Gallery features over 25 classic and concept Buicks, Chevrolets and other automobiles built in Flint. Regular feature cars exhibited include our five concept cars designed by Buick: 1951 XP-300, 1954 Wildcat II, 1956 Centurion, 1963 Silver Arrow I and 1977 Phantom. A Hellcat Tank Destroyer built by Buick during World War II is also on display. Source.

Age is a thing of beauty. • • • Visiting the Buick Automotive Gallery in Flint, Mi. #shebuyscars @raisingdickjane

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Stepping Stone Falls – 5161 Branch Road Flint, MI 48506

This beautiful manmade falls holds back the Flint River, creating the 600-acre Mott Lake. A pleasant, easy walk takes visitors to the falls and a series of overlooks. Underwater lights illuminate the falls at night. The Genesee Belle Riverboat departs from the falls Sunday evenings for a 45-minute cruise.  Source.

Such a restful place. Perfect place to read. #pureflint #puremichigan

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Flint Children’s Museum – 1602 W. University Ave. Flint, MI 48504

Today, the FCM serves more than 40,000 children and families each year. Through the support of generous donors and community partners, the FCM provides unique educational experience to the youngest and most at-risk youth – and always attempting to expand our reach into the community to serve as many children as possible. For nearly 35 years, the FCM has enjoyed supporting the development of every child through hands-on learning experiences and is dedicated to continuing to serve as many children and families as possible. Source.

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Longway Planetarium – 1310 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503

Featuring 129 seats under an impressive 52 1/2-foot dome, the Longway Planetarium is Michigan’s largest planetarium. For more than half a century, Flint’s Longway Planetarium has been a major resource of science education for students and families. The largest planetarium in the state, it has brought the stars to more than 2.5 million people since its opening on June 26, 1958.

Publicity still for the 1961 Buick Special with the Longway Planetarium located in Flint, Michigan as the backdrop. #mcmdaily #buick #buickspecial #longwayplanetarium #usa?? mcmdaily.com

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Sloan Museum – 1221 E. Kearsley Street. Flint, Michigan 48503

Regional history, historic automobiles and hands-on science are major features of the Sloan Museum. Dramatic settings, video programs and hundreds of artifacts and photographs portray the area’s tumultuous 20th century history in the Flint and the American Dream exhibit.

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Flint Institute of Arts – 1120 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503

Known as the second largest museum in Michigan, the Flint Institute of Arts features over 8,000 historical objects and artifacts, some of which back to over 5,000 years ago. The place also serves as a campus for around 2000 students and an event place for diverse lineup of special events, occasions and exhibits.

Today marks the beginning of a new season! The weather is finally changing and we are all looking forward to the coming warmer days and the new growth that comes with it. Here is a beautiful painting by Jan van Kessel to help celebrate the official beginning of Spring! http://ow.ly/3GEs30a5K0Z #flintarts #artsflint #springhassprung #spring #painting #flemishpainting #janvankessel From the FIA’s collection: Jan Van Kessel, Flemish, 1626–1679, Air, ca. 1647, Oil on copper, 30 x 39 inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Richards through the Viola E. Bray Charitable Trust Fund, 1965.33

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Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad – 6140 Bray Road, Flint, MI 48505

If you love history and wanted to have a taste of life from years ago, then visit the Crossroads Village. The village is a collection of restored 19th century buildings, amusement rides and authentic narrow-gauge railroad. Here you’ll see what life “way back when” was all about. From the smithing of the iron to the churning of the butter to the pressing of the cider and more!

You can also take a 40-minute journey at Huckleberry Railroad while riding their authentic steam locomotive that takes you along the shores of Mott Lake, down a stretch of the historic Pere Marquette roadbed and back into the heart of Crossroads Village.

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This list of Flint attractions and destinations are just few of the many. For more of Flint, Michigan, visit this webpage at Michigan.Org.

Featured image credit: Michigan Municipal League

5 Things You Quickly Learn When You Move To Michigan

Michigan is truly different and unique compared to other state. Aside from the crazy weather and few weird laws that are still in effect nowadays, The Mitten State also has its own share of unique characteristics and traits that you won’t see anywhere else.

If you are about to move in Michigan, here are few things that you might find odd at first. But don’t worry; sooner or later you will also learn how to live with them.

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Wearing shorts year-round even at the coldest weather.

In Michigan, you’ll find plenty of people wearing shorts while clearing out their snow-covered pathways. It’s totally normal especially if the person is a true-blooded Michigander. The cold weather doesn’t bother them at all and if you stay in Michigan for good, you will surely learn this kind of habit as well.

There’s no soda in Michigan, only pop.

In Michigan, soda is called pop. You might find it hard at first to say pop instead of soda but after few years or so of staying and living in Michigan, it will surely become a habit.

People will talk to you even if you don’t know them personally.

If you are moving to Michigan from a big state or city that is not known for friendly charm and hospitality, you might be surprised when strangers started waving and talking to you on the street. Don’t worry about it as it’s a good ole’ Michigan thing.

Michigan lefts are not that complicated

For outsiders, turning left in the middle of the highway is quite odd and confusing, but not for Michiganders. So once you immerse yourself in Michigan, you will surely get used to the art of Michigan left.

Vernor’s can cure your upset stomach

Stomach pain? Don’t expect a Michigander to drink medicine for it! They’ll just grab a bottle of Vernor’s to cure it! Michiganders considers Vernor’s as an effective medicine alternative, and it’s really delicious too! Once you are settled in Michigan, do stock up some Vernor’s in your house.

These are just few of the many “Michigan thing” that you’ll learn once you are settled in The Mitten State.

9 Kind of Weird Yet Wonderful Summer Festivals in Michigan

Michigan can be really weird sometimes. Aside from the weird weather (4 seasons in a day), Michigan also has its own share of crazy laws and even weird traditions and festivals.

Below are some of the many weird summer festivals in Michigan that you probably don’t know about.  They might sound really odd but I assure you, they are so wonderful and amazing at their own rights!

CerealFest – Downtown Battle Creek – June 9th – 10th, 2017

Also known as the Cereal City Festival.  This festival highlights Battle Creek’s heritage as the birthplace of the cereal industry. This is one amazing tradition that draws people from far and wide.  This family friendly festival includes variety of local, regional and national entertainment, exciting activities and much more.  One of the most notable attractions at this festival is The World’s Longest Breakfast Table.

Wizard of Oz Festival – Ionia – June 17, 2017

Are you a fan of Wizard of Oz? This amazing festivity will surely amaze you! In this one of a kind festivity, The City of Ionia’s Downtown Main Street is transformed into the Yellow Brick Road as a tribute to the Wizard of Oz. There will be a “Flying Monkey Flea Market” that features arts and crafts to vintage treasures. There are also contests like Look-a-Like Contests (dress up like your favorite Oz character), a Souvenir Booth featuring collectible Wizard of Oz gifts, and the original Wizard of Oz movie will be shown at the historical Ionia Theatre for only .25 cents per person.

Electric Forest – Rothbury – June 22 – 25 & June 29 – July 2, 2017

This is a truly unique concert that you won’t probably find anywhere else, only in Michigan! Electric Forest Festival is an eight day, two weekend multi-genre event, with a focus on electronic and jam band genres, held in Rothbury, Michigan. Electric Forest largest event (2015) drew an estimated 45,000 attendees.

Sticky Buns Day – Grayling – July 14

The amazing sticky buns in Michigan also have their own celebration – the Sticky Buns Day that will happen on July 14th. This festivity started as a token of recognition to some of the baking skills generally practiced by the homemakers of the Great Depression. In addition to all the treats you could eat in a lifetime day, the festivity also features demonstrations of period-accurate food-production equipment.

Jack Pine Lumberjack Shows

This summer festivity features exciting activities like speed-climbing, speed-sawing, and log balancing. It demonstrates the skills of the lumberjack including chopping, sawing, cross-cut sawing and logrolling. There are also saw-carving demonstration and axe throwing contest at this festivity. The show aims to educate the audience in the rich history of Michigan’s logging past.

Baconfest Michigan

Love bacon? Baconfest Michigan is just right for you! This festival aims to bring the best bacon-infused culinary delights to bacon lovers through series of events.  For more information about this bacon-centered festival, check out this link.

ElvisFest – Ypsilanti – July 7 & 8, 2017

Love Elvis and his music? Then this festival is a must-attend for you! ElvisFest is not a contest, but a true concert with spectacular performances by Elvis impersonators who sings, strut and dance across the stage, just like the King of Rock and Roll.

Bologna Festival – Yale – July

The Yale Bologna Festival is a 3 day weekend event that closes the streets and transforms the community into a stage for 20,000 Bologna starved party-goers. This traditional festivity draws people from all around Michigan and nearby states as well. The highlights of this festival include the coronation of the new King and Queen of Bologna.

Rubber Ducky Festival – Bellaire

If you are fond of the yellow quaking rubber ducky, this festival is best for you! Festival includes a great race of thousands of rubber ducky toys down a quarter-mile stretch of river. Sounds fun, right?

Among these festivals in Michigan, which one is your favorite?

5 Amazing Family-Friendly Activities in Michigan

There are lots of fun things to do in Michigan. Some are suitable for outdoor enthusiasts while some are perfect for people who just wanted to get a taste of Michigan culture. There are also activities that are tailored made for couples and some that are just perfect for families with little kiddos.

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If you and your family are looking forward to visit Michigan and see its amazing attractions, here’s a list that can help your planning and preparation.

Visit a Lighthouse

Michigan has around 150+ lighthouses, the most of any U.S. state. The first lighthouses in Michigan were built between 1818 and 1822. The Michigan lighthouses are rich in history so visiting at least one of them must be on your itinerary. For ideas on which lighthouse to visit, check out this page about the 19 Jaw-dropping Photos of Michigan Lighthouses That You Should See.

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Visit a Museum

When it comes to amazing and state-of-the art museums, Michigan is always on the top of the list. There’s the Michigan Science Center for hands-on science activities and fun, the Henry Ford Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Hitsville U.S.A. and a whole lot more!

Visit the Waterfalls

Michigan is the home of the many of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. Here are the 19 of them that you must visit anytime soon. You will surely love each and every one of them.

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Explore Family-Friendly Towns

Towns in Michigan are super friendly and welcoming. Among the most special ones that you and your family must explore are Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo! Ann Arbor is famous for their art and foods culture. Kalamazoo is the home town of the Air Zoo aviation museum (great for kids!). Grand Rapids is rich with family friendly attraction like the Frederik Meijer Gardens, the John Ball Zoo and more.

Visit and Explore Detroit

Your trip in Michigan won’t be complete without stepping in Detroit. Detroit is where the “America’s Greatest History Destination” can be found, right at The Henry Ford complex. This complex or museum highlights not only the achievements and contributions of Henry Ford to the society but also the contributions of ordinary people who built America as a whole. Here you can find Wilbur and Orville Wright’s bicycle shop, Thomas Edison’s laboratory, the Rosa Parks bus and other historical artifacts. And for other things to do in Detroit, check out this webpage about 5 Great Reasons Why Detroit Is an Amazing Place to Call Home.

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10 Historic Homes and Buildings in Michigan That You Should Visit

There are lots of amazing houses and historic buildings around Michigan. There are also gorgeous castles and mansions that are truly extra-ordinary and magical.

If you are a fan of amazing architectures, you will surely love Michigan.  And if you are planning to have a quick tour around The Mitten State, here are few of the historic homes that you might want to check out.

Meyer May House – Grand Rapids, MI

Initially designed for a prominent Grand Rapids clothier, the Meyer May House was purchased and meticulously restored by Steelcase and opened to the public in 1987. Today, complete with original furnishings and faithfully executed reproductions, the Meyer May house provides the rare opportunity to experience a Prairie house exactly as Frank Lloyd Wright intended. – meyermayhouse.steelcase.com

Meyer May House - Grand Rapids

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Honolulu House – Marshall, MI

The Honolulu House Museum stands in the heart of Marshall’s National Historic Landmark District and is listed on the Historic American Buildings Survey.  The house was built in 1860 by the first U.S. consul to the Sandwich Islands.  For the next century it served as the residence of four Marshall families, until the Marshall Historical Society was formed in 1961 to purchase it and turn it into a musem.  Constructed of Marshall sandstone, the Museum is a wonderful blend of Italianate, Gothic Revival, and Polynesian architecture.  The Honolulu House is the headquarters of the Marshall Historical Society. – marshallhistoricalsociety.org

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Saarinen House – Bloomfield Hills, MI

Saarinen House is Eliel Saarinen’s Art Deco masterwork and the jewel of Cranbrook’s architectural treasures. Designed in the late 1920s and located at the heart of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Saarinen House served as the home and studio of the Finnish-American designer Eliel Saarinen (Cranbrook’s first resident architect and the Academy’s first president and head of the Architecture Department) and Loja Saarinen (the Academy’s first head of the Weaving Department) from 1930 through 1950. The extraordinary interior, now impeccably restored, features the Saarinens’ original furnishings, including Eliel’s delicately-veneered furniture and Loja’s sumptuous textiles, as well as early furniture designs by their son Eero Saarinen.  cranbrook.edu

Sunday in Detroit: Saarinen House, Cranbrook

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House – Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House tells the story of the home life of a prominent American family. The Fords were cultural, social and economic leaders in an era of great optimism, as well as a turbulent time of economic depression and world war. They were nationally prominent and they owned more than one house, but Southeast Michigan was their home. Here they built their final residence along the shores of Lake St. Clair, at a place known locally as Gaukler Pointe. Their impressive yet unpretentious home is where they raised and nurtured their four children – Henry II, Benson, Josephine and William – in a safe and loving environment. It reflects their love of family as well as their mutual passion for art and quality design.  – fordhouse.org

The Whitney – Detroit, MI

The David Whitney Jr. House was built by successful lumber baron David Whitney Jr., one of Michigan’s wealthiest citizens and the wealthiest man in Detroit. He was worth more than $15 million at the time of his death in 1900.

The Whitney mansion is now world famous for upscale dining in Detroit.  Completed in 1894, the Motor City landmark retains the exquisite charm of Detroit’s early upper echelon as a venue for all to enjoy.

The Whitney now provides several unique features within the historical property: the fine dining restaurant, The Katherine McGregor Dessert Parlor, The Ghostbar and Gardens.  Each has its own unique appeal that guests come specifically to enjoy and sometimes find themselves wandering, spending hours frolicking in the enchantments of the estate. – thewhitney.com

The Whitney - Detroit

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Cranbrook House & Gardens – Bloomfield Hills, MI

Cranbrook House was the family home of Cranbrook’s founders, George and Ellen Booth, from 1908 until 1949. Today, the estate serves a dual purpose: Its gardens, works of art and first-floor treasures are preserved as a testament to the Booths’ gracious lifestyle, their interest in landscape gardening and their involvement in the American Arts and Crafts movement. Its upper floors house the executive offices of Cranbrook Educational Community, the world renowned National Historic Landmark cultural center the couple created on the grounds of their country estate. – housegardens.cranbrook.edu

Cranbrook Gardens Panorama

The Hoatson House – Laurium, MI

The year was 1908 and all over the Keweenaw Peninsula mansions were being built by the wealthy copper mine owners. But here in Laurium the largest and most opulent of them all was just being completed. Built for Thomas H. & Cornelia Hoatson, owner of Calumet & Arizona Mining Co., no expense was spared building this 45 room mansion. At a time when miners were making 25 cents per hour, this house was built at a cost of $50,000 and $35,000 of furnishings were added. The Hoatson’s owned this home until 1949. From 1949-1979 it was owned by Maynard & Jane Hurlburt. After the Hurlburt’s it went through a period vacancy with owners that stripped the mansion of light fixtures, furniture and stained glass windows. In 1989 Julie & Dave Sprenger purchased the vacant mansion and began the repairs and restoration need to open it as the Laurium Manor Inn. Since then we have continued to restore the mansion back into the spectacular home it was back in 1908 when the Hoatson’s moved into their new home. – laurium.info

The Hoatson House - Laurium

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W.K. Kellogg Manor House – Hickory Corners, MI

W.K. Kellogg Manor House is the former estate of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg and his wife, Dr. Carrie Staines Kellogg. Restored to its original grandeur in 2000, the home is rich with history and elegance with natural gardens around a lovely lakeside setting, making the Manor House truly a destination for all. The grounds include a carriage house with chauffeur’s residence, greenhouse with potting shed, caretaker’s cottage, boathouse, an authentic Dutch windmill, and a lakeside pagoda. We welcome tour groups small and large all year-round. Between Chicago and Detroit, the Kellogg Manor House is a wonderful day trip for those interested in history and historic homes. Spend the whole day on KBS property with so many things to do! In addition to touring the inside of the Manor visitors can walk along the lake shore using our historical walking guide to see each of the original structures. Just minutes away guests can visit the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary and Dairy observation barn. – conference.kbs.msu.edu

Henry Ford Estate – Fair Lane Mansion – Dearborn, MI

Fair Lane was much more than a simple domestic haven. It was a private laboratory space for Henry’s tinkering and discoveries, a canvas for Clara’s love of gardens, a retreat to discuss ideas with friends like Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and John Burrows, a hall for favorite pastimes like music and dance, and a place to gather the grandchildren to share their passions and dreams.

Built on 1,300 acres of farmland, just miles from Henry and Clara’s birth places, most of the estate’s original structures stand today, including the main residence, the powerhouse that supplied energy to the estate, the greenhouse for Clara’s extensive gardens, the boathouse and the stables

The home, one of the first historic sites to be designated a National Historic Landmark, has an eclectic mix of English castle and prairie style, mixing European grandeur and Midwestern charm. The grounds and gardens were designed by esteemed landscape architect Jens Jensen. – henryfordestate.org

Henry Ford Estate - Fair Lane Mansion Dearborn

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Meadowbrook Hall & Gardens – Rochester, MI

Meadow Brook Hall is the historic home built by Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of auto pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, Alfred Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, it was the center of a country estate that included 1,500 acres, numerous farm buildings, recreational facilities, several residences and formal gardens. The rich Meadow Brook history spans from its origins with the Dodge and Wilson families to the founding of Meadow Brook Hall and Oakland University today. – meadowbrookhall.org

Meadowbrook Hall & Gardens - Rochester

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Now tell me, which ones of these historic homes and buildings are your favorites?

 

6 Jaw-Dropping Scenic Overlooks In Michigan (In Photos)

Michigan has lots of amazing views that makes travelers rave about them. With its natural beauty and picturesque landscapes, it’s not surprising anymore to see tens of thousands of visitors visiting The Mitten State year round.

One of the most talked about features of Michigan is its incredible scenic overlooks. Below are some of the best ones that are truly worth the visit.

Arcadia Overlook – Manistee County

After climbing 120 steps (80 vertical feet), you will find yourself standing on the highest point in Manistee County, Michigan. The Arcadia Overlook allows you to see the most picturesque views and amazing scenery of the county (and nearby cities). Arcadia Overlook (also known as “Inspiration Point”).

This scenic overlook is visited by thousands of tourists and travelers every year. There are picnic table available, charcoal grills and more making it a perfect place for friends and families to relax and unwind.

For more information, you can visit the following links:
Arcadia Overlook by VisitManisteeCounty.Com
Arcadia Overlook by Manistee.Com

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Cut River Bridge Overlook – Mackinac County

When it comes to bridges in Michigan, there’s no question that Mackinac Bridge is the most popular one. But, when it comes to scenic bridges, the Cut River Bridge Overlook is one of the best one. This bridge is one of Michigan’s largest and most well-known historic bridges and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This scenic overlook offers visitors and travelers the chance to take a break from a long drive and see the beauty of Northern Michigan. The bridge stands 147 feet above the Cut River and it has a stairway that provides access to several trails along the river.

For more info, here are few web pages that you can check out:
Cut River Bridge by TheGreatWaters.Com
Cut River Bridge by AHealthierMichigan.Org
Cut River Bridge Rest Area by MichiganWaterTrails.Org

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Empire Bluff – Empire

Empire Bluff is located 400 feet above the sandy shoreline of Lake Michigan. After a very nice, brief and easy hike, you will get to see the picturesque view of the national lakeshore. Below are few links that can describe the Empire Bluff more.

Empire Bluff Trail by NPS.GOV
Sleeping Bear Dunes: Empire Bluff Trail by MichiganTrailMaps.Com
Hike Empire Bluff Trail at Sleeping Bear Dunes by MyNorth.Com

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Watched this dude launch off the bluff last night. #extreme #parasailing #puremichigan

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Pictured Rocks Lakeshore – Munising

There are lots of areas in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore that are easily accessible by vehicle or short hiking trails. Each and every one of them offers unique and amazing views of Lake Superior. For more of Pictured Rocks Lakeshore, visit:

Scenic Sites at Pictured Rocks by NPS.GOV
Log Slide Overlook at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore by MIAwesomeList.Com
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on the South Shore of Lake Superior by ExploringTheNorth.Com

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore! By @paigeleighphoto

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is officially 50 years old! What are your favorite memories of this iconic #PureMichigan destination? ?: @christinaelenad. #FindYourPark #PhotoOfTheDay #? #PureMichiganScenicRoute

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Michigan is absolutely incredible #puremichigan #up #picturedrocks

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Hiking #picturedrocksnationallakeshore with @becnieb ?

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Porcupine Mountain – Ontonagon

The Porcupine Mountain Overlook Trail offers amazing views and unique sceneries to travelers.  The trail begins and ends off M-107, climbs to nearly 1,500 feet and passes two viewing areas that provide an amazing glimpse into the heart of the stunning Porkies.

Porcupine Mountains: Overlook Trail by MichiganTrailMaps.Com
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park by MichiganDNR.Com
Porcupine Mountains State Park, Hiking and Backpacking Trails by SuperiorTrails.Com

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Backpacking our way up made this view just that much more amazing. #wilderness #puremichigan

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Sleeping Bear Dunes – Empire

Much has been said about Sleeping Bear Dunes but one thing is for sure, it’s a must see and visit place in Michigan if you are looking for great and picturesque views!

Sleeping Bear Dune Overlook by NPS.GOV

Back in September when Michigan was actually cool

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PSA: go out to the dunes before the leaves all fall!!!!

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A beautiful autumn ? Lake Michigan view at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dune Scenic Overlook. #puremichigan #michiganawesome #michiganview #thegreatlakestate #sleepingbeardunes #lakemichigan #lakemichiganlove #michiganoverboard #michigan #greatlakesproud #inspiredbymichigan

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Oh Michigan, you are so BEAUTIFUL!

5 Beautiful Frozen Waterfalls In Michigan That You Should Check Out

There are lots of amazing waterfalls in Michigan. No matter what kind of season it is, people flocks in the state to personally see their jaw-dropping beauty. Although some people prefer to visit the waterfalls during summer, fall and spring, there are some who likes its best when it’s snowing.

Frozen Waterfall

Seeing the frozen waterfalls in Michigan is quite an amazing feat for some travelers and tourist. This is why they prefer to visit them during the winter season. Well, we can’t blame them because there are truly lots of beautiful frozen waterfalls in Michigan that are truly worth the visit.

Munising Falls

These majestic waterfalls range from unnamed small waterfalls on Grand Island to large cascading flows falling from cliff faces along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. They are located in almost every direction of Munising Michigan. These are heavenly places that are tranquil, unique, and all natural. Munising.Org

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Tahquamenon Falls

Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses close to 50,000 acres stretching over 13 miles. Most of this is undeveloped woodland without roads, buildings or power lines. The centerpiece of the park, and the very reason for its existence, is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. MichiganDNR.com

Tahquamenon Falls Michigan Upper Peninsula. Credit: Debbie Maglothin #Hercules #Snowstorm #winter

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Wagner Falls

This scenic waterfall is nestled amongst virgin pine and hemlock trees. There is a small parking area and a half-mile trail with an observation deck overlooking the falls. Michigan.org

Don’t go chasing waterfalls ? #adventuretime #WagnerFalls ?: @kyleslunick

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Canyon Falls

A scenic trail along the Sturgeon River to a series of rapids and small waterfalls before you reach Canyon Falls. “Grand Canyon of the UP”. The river slides nearly 30′ over a large chute of smooth black rock into a box canyon. Michigan.org

Finding winter with @kyleethanevans at Canyon Falls. #puremichigan #neverstopexploring #getoutside #puremittigan

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Bond Falls

Spectacular Bond Falls, a Michigan Scenic Site, is located on the Middle Branch of the Ontonagon River, 10 miles north of Watersmeet or 9 miles south of Bruce Crossing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Cool frozen waterfall photo in this months Hour Magazine (nice headline). #bondfalls #icefest #frozenwaterfalls #waterfall #michiganwaterfall #puremichigan #ironcounty #ice #michiganphotography @michiganicefest @hourdetroitmagazine

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This scenic waterfall tumbles over ancient fractured volcanic rock in several cascades for a total drop of about 50 feet in all. The falls pools at the bottom creating a little island with a bridge to the island so you can stand in the middle of the falls for an up close view. ExploringTheNorth.Com

So, with the above photos, which one is your favorite?

7 Amazing Winter Festivals in Michigan That You Will Surely Enjoy!

For many Michiganders, winter is the best time of the year for amazing outdoor activities. Winter in the Great Lakes State offer outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers the chance to get their adrenalin pumping while enjoying the beautiful winter view and amazing landscapes.

Aside from skiing, snowboarding, tubing and sledding, ice fishing, dog sledding or hunting, there are also numerous events and festivals that each and every family will surely enjoy. Below are 7 of the amazing festivals and celebrations around the Mitten State that will run throughout the winter season.

Zehnder’s Snowfest – Frankenmuth (January 25 – 30 2017)

Zehnder’s Snowfest has been host to one of the top snow sculpting events in North America for the past 20-plus years. This event features amazing snow sculptures and extra ordinary ice carvings each year. This festivity also has entertainment for the whole family like the Warming Tent, a fireworks display, petting zoo and variety of children’s activities.

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24th Annual Winter Fest – Mackinaw City (January 19 – 22 2017)

Mackinaw City Winter Fest features amazing activities like the Amateur & Professional Snow Sculpting competition, Sleigh/Wagon Rides, Outhouse Races, Arts & Crafts and Euchre Tournament at the Senior Center.  Guests can also dine at the festival’s fish fry and chili cook-off and visit local pubs for live entertainment.

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Winter Beer Festival – Comstock Park (February 24 – 25)

The 2017 Winter Beer Festival will feature around 100 Michigan breweries and approximately 1000 different craft beers (beer lovers, you will surely enjoy this!). Guests will also get to enjoy live music and great selection of tasty food!

Plymouth Ice Festival – Plymouth (January 6 – 8)

This ice sculpture festival and competition is one of the most exciting gatherings of its type in the entire country, and you won’t want to miss out. Marvel

The Plymouth Ice Festival is a world-class event that features amazing ice and snow carvings.  Guests can also visit the festival’s incredible interactive ice sculpture park. Sculptures are available for viewing 24 hours a day and will remain standing after the event.

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Anti-Freeze Blues Festival – Ferndale (January 6 – 7)

Keep yourself warm by listening to amazing blues concert in the annual Anti-Freeze Blues Festival in Ferndale, Michigan. This amazing winter event will showcase amazing blues music featuring performances by top national touring blues men and women around The Mitten State.

Anti-Freeze Blues Festival

Rochester Fire & Ice Festival – Rochester (January 20 – 22)

Oakland County, Oakland County Parks, the City of Rochester and Downtown Rochester come together to host the Fire & Ice Festival – a seasonal winter festival in Rochester, Michigan. The event features variety of family-friendly activities and amusements. The festivity also include fireworks display, TasteFest, tube sledding, snow shoeing and cross country skiing, dog sled rides, ice skating, broom ball exhibition, ice sculptures and more!

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 Winter Jam – Grand Rapids (January 8)

This annual event or concert will surely make you feel warm and comfortable this winter season.  Set to happen at Van Andel Arena, this winter festivity will showcase the performances of amazing artists like Crowder, Sarah Reeves, Thousand Foot Krutch and more!

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There are surely a lot more Michigan winter festivals that I failed to cover at this post. If you have anything to add at this list, feel free to share them at the comment section below.

Check out these rare footage of Michigan sports teams from the 1920s, so amazing!

Michiganders are known for loyalty for their sports team. Their love, fascination and undying support for their sports team is simply outstanding.

This kind of sports team obsession is nothing new anymore for most Michiganders. In the series of old footage below, you’ll witness how much they enjoy watching and supporting their favorite sports teams and icons back in the 1920s.

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Universtiy of Michigan Football Team Practice

Players practice at the University of Michigan. Mid 1920s. The video shows University of Michigan Wolverines warming up and doing some routines. Cool right?

Michigan State Football

At the new stadium in Lansing, the Michigan State known as the Michigan Agricultural College (MAC) back then, play rival University of Michigan Wolverines. The U of M defeats M.A.C when varsities clash after dedication of stadium at Lansing. Illinois vs. U of M game also displayed. This video was recorded in 1923.

Michigan Beats Ohio State

This video simply shows how deep the rivalry is between Michigan and the Ohio State. In this video that was record in 1926, the Wolverines defeated the Buckeyes.

Detroit Tigers Take Yankees in Series

This video shows the extreme excitement of fans as they watch the Detroit Tigers play against the Yankees back in 1926.  The video also captured  Mrs. Babe Ruth and Mrs. Earl Whitehall watching the game.

Amazing right? Now we know why MICHIGANDERS are so obsessed (in positive way) with their sports teams and athletes.

Note: The featured image shows Michigan Wolverines football team of 1899.