Uncovering Fall Fun in Hell (Michigan)

Hell, Michigan Fall - The Awesome Mitten

It’s time to head to Hell – Hell, Michigan that is! The hamlet with a curious name is situated about forty minutes northwest of Ann Arbor. Hell has a history that dates back to the 1830s where it was once home to a grist mill, a distillery, a summer resort, and a checkered past. That all […]

Sweet Fun At The Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival

Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival - The Awesome Mitten

Springtime is in full swing in The Mitten. I had an itch to take advantage of the warming temperatures and be outside. I looked to take in a festival while enjoying the intimacy of a small-town. With all that as my guide, I wound up in Mid-Michigan at the Vermont Maple Syrup Festival in the […]

Why The Detroit Zoo Over All Others

Why the Detroit Zoo Over All Others - The Awesome Mitten

Why should you go to the Detroit Zoo over all the others? Specifically, why the Detroit Zoo right now?  It is winter, cold, and the end of February. The last thing on many peoples’ minds is a day trip to the zoo. That’s only reserved for summer vacation fun with the kids, right? On a […]