Discover the best that Michigan has to offer with the Awesome Mitten.
Whether you have lived in Michigan your entire life, you’ve recently moved here, you are visiting a place you’ve been to over and over, or you’re trying out a whole new Michigan locale, you’re looking for the best that Michigan has to offer. From the best things to do, great restaurants, and the most unique events, or the best Michigan gifts, you don’t want to miss a thing.
Because at the end of the day, it’s about more than just experiencing every awesome thing the Mitten State has to offer – it’s about wanting to be a part of the community, camaraderie, and being a Michigander.
That’s why we’re so passionate about the Awesome Mitten. We want to make sure you can experience our great state to the absolute fullest with in-depth guides and lists that will make sure you’re ready to explore a new area or help you play tourist in your own backyard.
At the Awesome Mitten, we strive to create resources that focus on both the entire state as well as the major cities and regions of our amazing state. So take a look around and check out your favorite area or activities. Don’t forget to sign up for our weekly email, where you’ll get our newest content and updates on our great state sent right to your inbox each week!
We know there are tons of hidden gems to mine in Michigan, so if you have a recommendation or off-the-beaten-path locale that you know others would love, too, don’t hesitate to send us your ideas. We love exploring Michigan, too!
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The first time that you feel a crisp cool in the air, you know that it’s time for the leaves to change in an explosion
We may hate to admit it, but summer is winding down. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back in season, my mother is already talking about Halloween,
Michigan is a state lucky enough to experience all four seasons. Our numerous lakes make for fantastic summer destinations, and spring and fall have enough good weather
The Awesome Mitten 13 Cupcakes You Need to Try in MI List was a big hit. We thought we should continue the confectionery crawl onto the
Michigan offers a variety of authentic train rides to tour some of the most beautiful scenic routes that are not accessible by car. From the
As we’re nearing the end of summer fun, it’s time we slow down and appreciate the little things. Take a moment for one last stop
Tucked away near the little town of Shelby is Michigan’s own Lavender Labyrinth. This unique destination, located at Cherry Point Farm & Market, is a
If you’re familiar with the Michigan State University Dairy Store, your memories probably include the long line — and lack of parking outside Anthony Hall