Natural Beauty And Winter Fun Abound In Munising

It may seem like spring in parts of the Mitten State, but it’s still winter in Munising! Located in the central Upper Peninsula, this area boasts tons of natural wonders and outdoor activities. Plus, the snow usually sticks around through March! It is the perfect place to extend a beautiful Michigan winter.  Interested in planning a […]

Valentine’s Day Guide To Outdoor Winter Dates

Michigan Winter Date Ideas - The Awesome Mitten

As I’m sure you’re all intimately aware, February means that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Many Michiganders are going to be sending flowers, receiving chocolates, and going to movies. I mean, it’s February in Michigan, what else can you do? To keep things interesting, I’m thrilled to tell you that there are dozens […]

Winter Adventures At Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Looking for a unique and exciting winter getaway? Plan a weekend visit to Tahquamenon Falls State Park! This amazing destination offers something for everyone. From family-oriented guided snowshoe hikes, to sled dog rides, off-the-grid back country adventures, and much more. Tahquamenon Falls State Park is a great place to enjoy winter in Michigan.  About the Park […]

February Events To Love In The Awesome Mitten

February Events in Michigan - The Awesome Mitten

There’s so much to love about Michigan in February! From classic winter festivals to amazing productions, beer festivals, races, and more. The opportunities are endless! So mark your calendar and plan on attending some of these fun and exciting events. Lion King on Broadway: Detroit – February 1-26 The Lion King on Broadway is coming […]

An Exhilarating Winter Activity: Muskegon Winter Luge Track

Muskegon Luge Track - The Awesome Mitten

Anyone who lives in Michigan is familiar with sledding and ice skating. Some may have even experienced the thrills of snowboarding and skiing at one of the many ski resorts around the state. However, there are very few people who have discovered one of the most exhilarating, heart-stopping, and unique winter activities Michigan (and the […]

Rediscovering Traverse City: Eat, Ski, and Be Merry

Rediscovering Traverse City: Eat, Ski, and Be Merry - Awesome Mitten

My positive attitude about the snow has officially lost the shiny luster I was determined to hold onto until spring.  When the sun is out past 5:30, and I happen to leave work in time to see it, hope is momentarily restored, and then it’s dark again.  On weekends, my goal has been to get […]

Michigan Bucket List: 5 Ideas for a Winter Date Night in Mid-Michigan

When winter arrives, it seems a majority of couples (and single people alike) would prefer to stay in, watch a movie, and order a pizza. However, if you’re looking to add some fun to your winter date nights (even if it’s just with your pals), we’ve got you covered right here with fun activities that […]

It’s So Cold in the D: Winter Trails

One of the best gifts I’ve ever received is the book, “Backpacking in Michigan” by Jim DuFresne. Not only is this book full of Michigan’s best backpacking trails, but it also lets readers know which trails are appropriate for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. While the greater Detroit area may not be known for its woodsy […]