15 Ways To Make The Most Of A Michigan Summer

Michigan Summer - The Awesome Mitten

While some would argue a lack of salt water could make for a less stupendous summer, others would heartily disagree that Michigan’s Great Lakes are just that: great. I have a lot of love for Michigan, the Great Lakes, and what they have to offer the summer. To truly celebrate, I’ve compiled a list of […]

A Parade Of Patios: The Best Outdoor Bar Spots In Michigan

Michiganders know how to make the most of each of the four seasons, and in the summer that often means a lot of time outside. Thanks to the Great Lakes and a thriving craft brewing industry, this usually involves a trip to the beach with a beer in hand. We do eventually have to return to work and […]

Music to Your Ears: Michigan Summer Festival Roundup

It’s summertime in Michigan, and for most that means you can find us at the beach, by the lake, or enjoying a nice cold one on a patio. Summer can sound like a nice breeze in windchimes by the sparkling blue lakefront, the revving of engines at the Detroit Grand Prix, or the laughter of youngsters […]

Make A Stop At Pond Hill Farm During A Tunnel Of Trees Tour

Make a Stop at Pond Hill Farm During a Tunnel of Trees Tour - Awesome Mitten

When I was doing research for my #MittenTrip to Petoskey and Harbor Springs, the suggestions for the Tunnel of Trees on M-119 was the resounding winner. I immediately started looking at all of the photos and reading several articles, including one posted by our writer Shalee Blackmer on Awesome Mitten not that long ago! To […]

Petoskey and Harbor Springs: A #MittenTrip Full of Surprises

During this past weekend, I was lucky enough to embark on a little northern Michigan adventure up to Petoskey and Harbor Springs area on my very first #MittenTrip. I was so excited for the trip because even though I have lived most of my life in this gorgeous state, very little time has been spent north […]

Take Your Time at Pond Hill Farms and Harbor Springs Winery

Inside Pond Hill Farm general store. Photo courtesy of Tim Chilcote - Awesome Mitten

Outside Harbor Springs, just up M-119, Pond Hill Farms is tucked into a Northern Michigan hillside. If you’re looking for farm-to-table food and quality Great Lakes wine, this farm is worth a scenic road trip. Pond Hill Farm features a livestock barn, trout pond, canned goods, wine tasting, pig races and, best of all, a […]