Late Summer Road Trip: US-12 Heritage Trail

US-12 Heritage Trail, Michigan Avenue Road Trip - The Awesome Mitten

Last year I ended the summer in style. I completed an amazing road trip along the US-12 Heritage Trail between New Buffalo and Coldwater. Having such a good time and with another summer winding down, I decided to hit up the same trail again. It was time to roll down the windows and road trip […]

Metro Detroit Shines Bright with Holiday Lights

The holidays are all about being bright and merry, right? The best way to accomplish this is by visiting the brightest bulbs throughout metro Detroit (with a cup of hot chocolate in hand). We made a longer list for all of Michigan in a Pure Michigan post, but here are my Metro Detroit favorites: Campus […]

3 Reasons Not to Miss the Detroit Summer Beer Festival

Awesome Mitten- 3 Reasons to Attend Detroit Summer Beer Fest

Michigan is known as the Great Beer State, and for good reason.  According to Drink Michigan, the Mitten has over 100 craft breweries, making us fifth in the nation for the number of craft breweries.  The craft beer industry contributes over $133 million to the state’s economy!  We love craft beer so much that the Michigan House and […]

Pure Detroit Tours: Downtown Skyscrapers

A few weeks back, I spent my Saturday afternoon exploring some of Detroit’s greatest architectural gems with Pure Detroit. You may have already read my recap of our tour of the Fisher Building (if not, please do; the tour was fantastic), but that wasn’t the only Pure Detroit tour we enjoyed that day. After our […]