The Upper Peninsula’s Eben Ice Caves: Winter Hiking 101
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is full of surprises, including winter ice caves. Get helpful tips on how to hike properly in the winter.
Your Guide to Finding and Cooking with the Elusive Morel Mushroom
Morel mushrooms usually grow in the wild and are rarely farmed. We share how to find them in nature and prepare them for a dish when you do.
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.
Tourism Pros Revitalizing Leelanau State Park Lighthouse
Michigan is blessed to have a booming tourism industry that gets by with a little help from volunteers in organizations such as Michigan Cares for Tourism.
Cadillac’s After 26 Depot Cafe: Serving Up Work Skills and Good Eats
The After 26 Depot provides great food to the Cadillac community and the restaurant employs adults with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities.
Sunscreen Dispensers: Healthy Trend Spreading Through Michigan’s U.P.
An organization called Just Believe is working to spread sunscreen dispensers throughout U.P. communities, in memory of a loved one lost to skin cancer.
Island Living: For Mackinac Full-Timers, A Different Way of Life
Ever dreamed of living on Mackinac Island? One resident explains why she loves island living and what those considering a big move might want to consider.
New Floating Playgrounds for Your Next Family Day Trip
Three state parks have taken the term “playground” to a new level … sea level! Learn how these destinations will ensure fun for all ages this summer.
Hope Starts Here Challenge Supports Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center
On your mark. Get set. Hope. This annual fundraiser for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center includes events for everyone to participate in.
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!
8 Tips to Start a Successful Walk to School Day in Your Neighborhood
Walk to School Day takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Get tips from the organizer of Traverse City’s successful program, which has grown every year.
West Michigan Farm is Home to a Spectacular Lavender Labyrinth
Located just minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan in Shelby, a lavender labyrinth attracts visitors from all over the world.
U.P.’s Swim Teal Lake Event Welcomes Champion Swimmer
Swim Teal Lake benefits the U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network and welcomes champion swimmer Gary Hall Jr., who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1999.
Hidden Gems: Six Michigan State Parks to Visit This Summer
If you're looking to explore Michigan's state parks this summer but want to avoid the crowds, here are six hidden gems to check out.
#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.
New Suites, Renovations Greet Guests for Grand Hotel’s 130th Season
Staying at the Grand Hotel this summer? You’ll notice updated and refreshed spaces that welcome guests to the storied hotel’s 130th season.
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.
Cycling to Confidence: Marquette Organization Builds Kids Up with Bikes
Start the Cycle is a Marquette-based organization that pairs kids with mountain bikes and mentors, with the goal of instilling confidence.
Cucumber and Strawberry Salad with Short’s Soft Parade Vinaigrette
If you enjoy Short’s Brewing Company’s Soft Parade, a fruit rye ale, you’ll love this summery salad featuring a vinaigrette made with the popular beer.
Why Kitch-iti-kipi is a Must-Visit Michigan Natural Attraction
Add Michigan’s largest natural freshwater spring to your travel bucket list, pronto. Here’s everything to know before you go.
Jump to It: Ishpeming Ski Club Helps Kids Stay Active Through the Winter
Generations of local youth have honed their ski jumping skills at the Ishpeming Ski Club. Find out why the sport continues to be a draw.
Hello, 2017! Ways to Celebrate the New Year in Michigan
From Marquette to Detroit, Michiganders have no shortage of festive community events to choose from as they ring in the New Year.
Celebrate Michigan Outdoors at Marquette’s Fresh Coast Film Festival
The Fresh Coast Film Festival debuts in Marquette this week, with more than 50 adventure-filled documentaries and short films. Find out what’s in store.
What to Expect on Your First Visit to a Michigan Farmers Market
A Healthier Michigan team member Lucy shares tips from her first visit to a Michigan farmers market. Here’s what she discovered.
#MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Arianna Maldonado
Our September champion is a deserving seven-year-old who’s committed to living an active, healthy lifestyle. Meet Arianna Maldonado.
Celebrate the National Cherry Festival All Year Long
There are plenty of delicious and unique ways to preserve your cherries without the typical methods such as canning or preserving as a jam. Here are some ideas.
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.
Winter is for Adventure: Four Ways to Enjoy Michigan Outdoors this Season
When the snow starts flying, it’s time to head outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Here’s how to make the most of a Michigan winter.
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.
Pink Concrete Truck Drives Breast Cancer Awareness in Traverse City Area
A pink concrete mixer draws stares and raises breast cancer awareness in Traverse City. Here’s how it got started.
U.P. State Fair Showcases Nature’s Beauty and Bounty
The 87th annual Upper Peninsula State Fair starts Monday. This year’s theme is “Mother Nature’s Open House,” and a week of family-friendly fun is planned.
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.
Sturgeon Point Lighthouse Getting Makeover In Time for Memorial Day
Michigan Cares for Tourism is cleaning up Sturgeon Point Lighthouse just in time for its Memorial Day weekend opening. Read about why you should check it out!
#MIKidsCan: Curling Superstar Shares Positive Message with Traverse City Students
Olympic curler Debbie McCormick recently visited Traverse City to compete in the Cherry Bombspiel tournament. She gave a pep talk to students while in town.