Michigan’s Birthday Scavenger Hunt

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    Michigan’s birthday is almost here again. Our Annual Michigan Birthday Bake Off is underway and people are voting on our Facebook page for their favorite cake! (psst…. you can too. Click here.) Along with our baking competition, we wanted to create a contest that everyone could be a part of! Introducing the Michigan Birthday Scavenger Hunt!

    Here’s how to play:

    Use the list below to celebrate some amazing thing in Michigan January 23rd through January 30th. Once you find or do something on the list, snap a picture of it and share it on your social media channels (Twitter or Instagram) with the hashtag #180YearsOfAwesome. Get creative with your pictures and we might share them on our social channels as well! 10 winners will be chosen at random to receive a prize pack from The Awesome MittenOnly one photo with one item is required to enter. Increase your chances by finding as many as you can!

    [Download a printable PDF]

    The List:

    1.) Snap a selfie with some local public art.

    Whether it’s a statue in your hometown or some cool art in Western Michigan, we want to see your favorites!

    2.) Make or Eat a Pasty.

    Not sure where to start? Check out some recipes here.

    3.) Create Michigan-themed art.

    Paintings, DIY’s, and more. We want to see how creative you can get with this one.

    4.) Drink a Michigan Beverage.

    Michigan has a lot of well-known drinks. Faygo, Vernors, Beers, and Wines. Show us your favorite place to grab a drink or just which one you prefer.

    5.) Explore one Michigan’s State Parks.

    With 101 different state parks to choose from, we think this one might be easy. Head out with your camera and get some great shots!

    6.) Wear a piece of Michigan clothing.

    U of M or MSU? Maybe you support a different school. Whether it’s college gear or just a happy Michigan shirt, your love for the state will shine through. We think this t-shirt is the best.

    7.) Visit a Michigan body of water.

    One of the Great Lakes is at most just a few hours away. A fun day trip might be just what you need.

    8.) Peruse book at a Michigan library.

    While you’re there, think about picking up one of these books. Not sure where your local library is? Here’s a list of all the libraries in Michigan.

    9.) Snag a photo of some of Michigan’s wildlife.

    Deer, fish, and birds are just a couple of the animals we see regularly in Michigan. Snap a photo next time one is hanging out in your backyard!

    10.) Stop by one of Michigan’s many lighthouses.

    Sometimes it seems like there’s a lighthouse on every corner. If you’ve never taken the time to seek out one nearby, now’s the time. In the mood for an adventure? Check out one of these six bucket list lighthouses.

    Have fun!

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