Michigan

Power Island is Tranquil Paradise

Looking to get away from it all? Consider historic Power Island. This 200-acre nature preserve features gorgeous waterfront views of Grand Traverse Bay and over five miles of hiking trails. Four rustic campsites are available on one-acre Bassett Island, which…

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Get Lost in Nature at These Five Southeast Michigan Gems

I have found one very simple approach to enhancing my family’s health: heading outside. This is because people outside move more. In fact, I can   stand by the fact that inside kids can’t possibly be getting the minimal amount of…

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Restaurant Week GR: Our Top Ten Healthy Picks

Hitting the town for Restaurant Week Grand Rapids? The annual celebration of creative cuisine is back with a focus on fresh, local ingredients artfully prepared. Perfect beverage pairings from Michigan breweries and wineries add a new dimension this year to…

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Catch the Tahquamenon Phenomenon with a Park and Read Pass

With summer winding down and temperatures dropping off, it’s a great time to wrap up the season with a trip to one of Michigan’s many state parks. If you weren’t able to make it up north this summer, take a…

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The Family Guide to Affordable Activities Across Michigan

Michigan has one of the best summers in the United States, but sometimes it can feel impossible to take a family out without spending a fortune on tickets, food and transportation. Before you break open your piggy bank, check out…

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Enjoy Family Fun at Petoskey’s Festival on the Bay

Looking for some family-friendly fun this weekend? Head to the four-day Petoskey Festival on the Bay for a beautiful waterfront setting and plenty of events the whole family will enjoy. The festival fun kicks off Thursday, August 14 and runs…

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Fun run aims to bring comfort to premature babies and families

For Mandy Dobrowolski, it was the little things that brought the most comfort as her 12-weeks premature daughter Paisley spent her first six and a half weeks in the hospital. Because she was so tiny, Paisley couldn’t wear clothes for…

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Get wild this summer and visit one of Michigan’s many zoos

The proud roar of a lion, the striking blue of a peacock’s feathers and the impressive length of a giraffe’s neck, are all features that many zoos offer all over Michigan. This summer, put aside time to visit the exotic…

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Keep kids safe on their bikes this summer with four simple tips

Summertime means kids on bikes. Before you let your little riders take a spin, make sure they’re ready to hit the bike path safely. The following bike safety tips were shared with campers at a recent Life EMS Ambulance Camp…

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