13 Michigan Chocolates You Need To Try

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 holy grail of desserts: chocolate. We’re here to share with you the best places to get your chocolate fix in Michigan. Whether you’ve got allergies to nuts, soy, dairy, wheat, […]

From SOS to SOL – Why Saving Our Lighthouses Matters

Waugoshance Lighthouse

2015 saw a huge push for the restoration and preservation of Michigan’s lighthouses. Once home to as many as 247 lighthouses, Michigan now hosts roughly 130 of these iconic buildings. Early that year, five of these beacons of Michigan history were given away to “qualifying institutions” that Michigan saw fit to revitalize these sad and neglected structures. In […]

A Michigan Thanksgiving Celebration

Awesome Mitten - Thanksgiving

Celebrate the Mitten this Thanksgiving with a hearty Michigan meal. Here are some ideas to get you started: Turkey: The main dish! Tom Otto’s Turkey Farm in Middleville is estimated to process over 12,000 turkeys this year. Visit them the week before Thanksgiving to get your bird. Another option is to check out Michigan Turkey Producers, a […]

Top 10 Tourist Tips: The Straits Of Mackinac

The Awesome Mitten- Top 10 Tourist Tips and Tricks: The Straits of Mackinac

While living in Grand Rapids this summer, I’ve heard a lot of people talk about going “up north” to take a much needed vacation away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. As a native northerner, I can’t help but smile fondly and think of these people as “fudgies,” a silly term for tourists […]