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Discover Michigan

Discover the best that Michigan has to offer with the Awesome Mitten.

It's time to explore Michigan. Are You ready?

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!

Things to Do in Michigan in Winter

18 Must-Experience Things to Do in Michigan in Winter [updated 2020]

No matter the season, you’ll always find enjoyable things to do in Michigan. However, nothing compares to the state’s transformation into a winter wonderland. The frozen …