Peak Times for Fall Color Across Michigan

The beautiful orange, red, and yellow leaves of fall are almost here! Find out when you should plan your color tour to make the most of the autumn splendor.

Amazing Autumn scenery, forests with lake, Fall colors, Aerial view.

Protect Our National Parks

As the National Parks System celebrates it’s centennial, it’s important for visitors to know a few rules when visiting them.

Dune grass at Sleeping Bear Dunes

Hiking in Michigan: Where to Go and How to Start 

Hiking in Michigan? This comprehensive guide includes tips on what to pack, how much food and drink you’ll need and how to stay safe on the trail.

family hiking on trail in the woods

Michigan Water and Boating: Summer Safety

Whether you’re on the water for a short period of time or the whole day, make sure you are practicing safe practices and are aware of your surroundings.

Man in action of pulling rope

Run for Your Dinner: Sign Up for Michigan Turkey Day Races

Make a dent in the caloric damage you’ll do on Thanksgiving with one of these fun community turkey runs.

Turkey Trots in Michigan

Tricks and Treats: Halloween Events for the Entire Family

Whether you are more of a trick or a treat person, these Halloween events across Michigan are certain to be fun for the entire family.

Michigan Halloween

8 Places to Ring in 2019 Across Michigan

If you’re looking for inspiration, here are eight fun ways to ring in 2019 across Michigan.

Smiling people holding 2019 sparklers

My iKayak Experience

The Disability Network of Flint, along with the Flint River Watershed Coalition held their first adaptive kayaking experience on Friday, June 22 at Mott Lake. Read about one of our writer’s experience!

Image of kayakers on Mott Lake.

The Disability Network of Flint to Offer Inclusive Kayaking Workshops this Summer

A new collaborative effort called iKayak will offer three workshops at Mott Lake this summer, specifically aimed at offering those with disabilities the opportunity to learn about and participate in the sport of kayaking.

image of three kayaks

Tales from the Trail: Favorite Michigan Hikes

There is something about “unplugging” from busy day-to-day lives and then recharging in the Michigan backcountry.

Best hikes in Michigan

DIY Michigan Crafts to Decorate Your Home for Fall

Try these Michigan themed crafts to bring the beauty of the fall season into your home!

Front porch decorated for fall

Lansing Overpass Gets New Life as #Penn4People Mural

Lansing community members proudly painted a new mural, #Penn4People, in partnership with Lansing Economic Area Partnership.

Volunteers paint a freeway overpass

Beyond the Pumpkin Patch: Fall and Halloween Activities to Explore Across Michigan

Michigan offers many unique excursions during the fall and Halloween season. Try one of these suggestions!

night time scene with string lights and a red arrow with a sign attached to it.

Hiking in Mid-Michigan: Where to Go

Looking for great places to hike in mid-Michigan? Start here.


Eat Healthier at Food Trucks with These Choices

Eating fresh, local ingredients is important for a healthy diet. Find out how Michigan food trucks can be part of yours.


Midland Native Inspires New Be Greater Kids Adventure Event

Midland's new Be Greater Kids Adventure is inspired by The Amazing Race. Register your family for a night of physical and mental fun.


Want More Adventurous Friends? Try MiTribe

If the friends you keep aren’t always up for the adventure you crave, a new Michigan social community aims to connect members with adventure and each other.


Soccer, Community and Competing for a Cause

An Okemos, Mich. non-profit is raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research.

Two girls at the Compete for a Cause 5K Fun Run

Register for Free Summer 5K Trail Series

The Summer Trail Series, brought to you by MI Big Green Gym, offers three free 5K run and walks to experience Michigan's state parks.

the start of the summertrail series 5k

What’s a Hammocraft?

Hammocks aren’t just for trees anymore. Enjoy hanging out in a new and improved way this summer.

Hammocraft on a lake.

Midland Kids Prepare for Upcoming Tri Kids Try Triathlon

The 9th annual Tri Kids Try will take place July 15 at Dow High School in Midland.

Boy prepares to jump in to a swim lane

#MIBigGreenGym: Michigan Outdoors Twitter Chat June 27

Do you love Michigan's great outdoors? Got questions about camping, hiking, biking or more? Join the #MIBigGreenGym Twitter chat June 27 at 11 a.m.

A man watches the sunset on a lake

Why You Should Give Disc Golfing a Spin

Throw away some stress and get a low-impact workout in with a round of disc golf.


Best Summer Ever: Explore Michigan Art, History, Adventure and More

Experience more Michigan destinations this summer without spending a lot of money through the Michigan Activity Pass program.

Explore Michigan

Tahquamenon and Beyond: Michigan’s Best Quiet Winter Recreation Spots

Want to get away from it all? Bundle up and find your new favorite quiet winter recreation spot in Michigan.

Michigan's best quiet winter recreation spots

Happy 180th Birthday, Michigan!

Ten reasons we love Michigan, in celebration of our state’s 180th birthday.

10 reasons we love michigan

Cyclists Pushing to Make Michigan Roads Safer

Michigan cyclists are pushing for expanded laws to keep them safe on the road. Here’s what they’re doing and how you can help.

Michigan cyclists pushing for safer laws

Light up Your Weekend at Lansing’s Silver Bells

Head to Lansing for a jolly Silver Bells weekend. Here’s everything you need to know to kick off the holiday season in style.

Lansings Silver Bells

Michigan vs MSU: The Battle of Local Gameday Eats

In this year’s battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy, the Michigan-MSU rivalry could also be settled in the best tailgating foods each campus has to offer.

Michigan Wolverines Michigan State Spartans Healthy Tailgating Foods

Buy Nearby, Celebrate Shopping Local This Weekend

How to support small businesses in your community? Shop small and celebrate Buy Nearby in Lansing on October 1 and 2.

buy nearby

Camping 101: What You Need to Know

Check out these tips and tricks so you’re not really “roughing it” before your first big camping trip.

How to camp

Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service!

Find out how you can celebrate the National Parks’ centennial right here in Michigan.

100th anniversary of national parks

Lansing: Join Roxy for Fitness Friday

Fitness Friday is a wonderful way to ease some of the workday stress. If you’re in Lansing, come join in!

Fitness Fridays in Lansing

Michigan Indian Family Event Encourages Fun, Fitness

Check out our photos from the Michigan Indian Family Olympics, a day of family fun for Native American communities.

Michigan Indian Family Fun Day

Michigan August Bicycle Races You Need To Know About

Hundreds of bicycle races are taking place this summer, but ones in August look particularly interesting.

Michigan bike races

Hangin’ in Hammocks: A Michigan Guide

The new millennial trend, hanging a hammock between two trees, is changing the way Michiganders relax, camp and sleep. Have you tried one yet?

Hammocks in Michigan

Why I Race to Stop Pulmonary Hypertension

During one little girl’s battle, the DeWitt community was extremely supportive. Now her mom gives back through Take a Breath for PH and Get Moving for MS.

Why I Race to Stop Pulmonary Hypertension

5 Michigan Ski Locations to Hit the Slopes at this Winter

Here are five unique Michigan downhill ski locations to hit the slopes at and enjoy the snow before the weather takes a turn for the warmth of spring.

michigan ski resorts

Snowshoe-Making Class One Way to Celebrate an Active #MiShoeYear

A great way to embrace the chill and snow is in a pair of snowshoes. It’s the perfect way to be active and enjoy how beautiful Michigan is in the winter.

Snowshoe in Michigan

5 Fun Facts About Michigan

From our Petoskey stones to the Mighty Mac, Michiganders take pride in the many things that make our state so unique. Here are some you may not know about.

What makes Michigan unique

Shop Local for Holiday Gifts

The Healthier Michigan team shares some small business favorites in this roundup of Michigan shops and companies to consider for your holiday gift list.

local shops for holiday gifts

Detroit ShwarmaFest Champ Shares Healthy Chicken Shawarma Recipe

The 2015 Greater Detroit ShawarmaFest includes some of the area’s best Middle Eastern restaurants including Halal certified Byblos Café and Grill.

2015 Greater Detroit ShawarmaFest

Holiday Party Celebrates Health of Lansing Community

The holidays are coming to Lansing a little early with a Saturday event featuring healthy food, fitness, and a special visit from Santa.

Holidays come early to Lansing

The Art of Michigan: Public Displays of Creativity Around the State

Travel around Michigan and you’ll come across example after example of amazing public art. Here are six you shouldn’t miss.

the art of Michigan

7 Michigan Distilleries to Lift Your Spirits

Michigan isn’t just home to lost of great craft beer. These local distilleries create unique made-in-the-Mitten-state whiskey, gin, vodka and more.

Michigan distilleries

Unplug and Be a Kid Again at Camp for Adults

At Camp Kitigin, phones are off and fun is the only agenda item for the adults who take part. There’s still time to sign up for this weekend’s experience.

summer camp for adults

#MIKidsCan Camp: 6 Great Michigan Summer Camps

Sending kids to Michigan summer camps can get them to be physically active, allow them to meet new friends and try new things while being outside.


25 Reasons to Be Happy You Live in Michigan During the Summer

There are so many things to do over the summer in Michigan, it’s hard to keep track of them all. That’s where this list comes in.


Eight Parks, Forests, Lakes & Beaches for Summer Camping

Spending a weekend sleeping under the stars can help you relax and reconnect with nature. Here are eight spots to give it a try in Michigan.

Michigan parks

The Most Important Workout Factor You Might Be Missing

A personal trainer shares his take on the most important factor in determining workout results, and which workout is best.

important workout

Pure Michigan Campaign Closing In On a Decade of Luring Visitors to the State

As the Pure Michigan advertising campaign approaches one decade, see how it’s working to bring visitors to the state.


Michigan Tourist Destinations Shine Bright with Google Partnership  

Beautiful Michigan destinations are now available to view on Google Maps’ Street View. Panoramic views will help people plan their getaway to the state.

Michigan's best parks

Mid-Michigan: Get Ready to Move With the Winter Warm Up, Featuring the Blues Community Challenge

Keep your 2015 goals moving forward by taking part in the Winter Warm Up, a free eight-week program designed to get mid-Michigan residents healthy and active.

winter warm up

7 Reasons to Bring Your Favorite Furry Friend to MSU’s Teddy Bear Picnic

Have a little one who’s nervous or scared about doctor and hospital visits? Grab their favorite stuffed animal and plan to attend the Teddy Bear Picnic at…

Teddy bear picnic

A frugal foodie’s dream: Ann Arbor Restaurant Week

The only thing better than going out to a great restaurant? Going during restaurant week and paying way less than you normally would. Ann Arbor’s just started…

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week logo

Lansing kicks off the holiday season with Silver Bells in the City

Once again, as it has for the last 29 years, the city of Lansing celebrates the opening of the holiday season with the annual Silver Bells in the City event.


Silver Bells in the City – That’s a lot of lights!

Every year for the past 29 years, the city of Lansing has held the Silver Bells in the City event to celebrate the holiday season. This year is no exception…


A Healthier Michigan’s A-Z Guide to Michigan Wineries: 2013 Central & Northern Lower Peninsula edition

Welcome to another installment of A Healthier Michigan's A-Z Guide to Michigan Wineries. Previous installments took us east and west, but this week we'


Enjoy dining in Ann Arbor without breaking the bank

I like to consider myself a foodie, but when it comes time to choose a restaurant, I am often stuck. I get overwhelmed by the plethora of choices in Ann Arbor…


Best Restaurant Patios: Ann Arbor

Being a student at the University of Michigan, I have an inherent affinity for Ann Arbor. The scenery is beautiful, the squirrels are friendly and there always…


Community Challenge Motivates Lansing-Area Walkers to Keep Moving

Sometimes people need motivation to exercise and stay physically active, particularly during the gray winter months. Maybe that’s why more than 2,200…

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