Michigan’s Birthday Scavenger Hunt

Michigan’s birthday is almost here again. Our Annual Michigan Birthday Bake Off is underway and people are voting on our Facebook page for their favorite cake! (psst…. you can too. Click here.) Along with our baking competition, we wanted to create a contest that everyone could be a part of! Introducing the Michigan Birthday Scavenger […]

On Top of the World on Middle Island – Alpena #MittenTrip

Sunrise over Lake Huron from Middle Island Lighthouse. Photo by Joel Heckaman - Awesome Mitten #MittenTrip

As you will find in my Mitten Trip guide to Alpena, the northeast corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula hosts an abundance of incredible experiences. In lieu of a hotel for such a vacation, I recommend something more unique and memorable: uninhabited (by humans, at least) Middle Island and the Keepers’ Lodge bed and breakfast at the Middle Island […]

Alpena #MittenTrip: The Other Side Of Northern Michigan

Depending on where you grew up or have traveled within our great state, the term “Northern Michigan” means something different to each of us. For many, it refers to the Traverse City region, or perhaps a bit farther up in Charlevoix or Petoskey. Some may even believe that only the Upper Peninsula qualifies for such a label. […]

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

“The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down of the big lake they called “Gitche Gumee.” The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead when the skies of November turn gloomy. With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty, that good ship and true […]