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The Awesome Mitten- Tubing the Platte River

Tubing the Platte River

If you’re wondering whether you should try tubing the Lower Platte River, imagine this: drifting over warm, clear water, soaking in the blazing Michigan sun, and gazing at puffs of

The Awesome Mitten- Traverse City Film Festival

Traverse City Film Festival

  Since its 2005 premiere, the Traverse City Film Festival has been dedicated to bringing “Just Great Movies” to northern Michigan. But TCFF is about more than its line up

The Awesome Mitten- Left Foot Charley

Left Foot Charley

Left Foot Charley, nestled up to hills of dense forests that surround Traverse City’s State Hospital grounds, is quickly becoming one of the state’s most interesting and reputable wineries. As

The Awesome Mitten- Great Lakes Rodeo

Great Lakes Rodeo

  Grab your cowboy hat, saddle up, and hold on tight. The spurs-and-Wranglers-clad cowboys and cowgirls of the Great Lakes Rodeo, an annual non-profit event in Marquette, MI, are about

Scuba Diving The Great Lakes

  When I’m breathing underwater, my body is weightless and this vast, blue world is silent. As I float over rippled sand through prismatic rays of liquid sun, each exhale

Day 362: Glen Arbor BBQ & Brew Festival

Driving through Leelanau County with the windows down, I’m on a mission to find out what half-marathons and microbrew beers have in common. The answer, it seems, lies in what