4 Michigan Drives To Make The Most Of Fall

4 Michigan Drives to Make the Most of Fall - Awesome Mitten

We may hate to admit it, but summer is winding down. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back in season, my mother is already talking about Halloween, and I just pulled out my first flannel shirt. The realities are settling in that fall is here. Although summer is when we usually spend the most time on the […]

How To Make the Most Of A Michigan Winter

Michigan Winter Activities - The Awesome Mitten

This post was originally published on December 27th. 2016. When the snow begins falling and the temperatures drop, it’s easy to find ourselves spending most of the short winter days indoors with a pair of fuzzy socks. However, instead of giving up, packing it in, and silently binge-watching online TV until the first flowers bloom in […]

5 Places You Must Go Stargazing In Michigan

5 Places You Must Go Stargazing in Michigan

Michigan is the best place to stargaze in the Eastern United States. Much of this is due to the vast openness of the Great Lakes and sparse populations in the north. Expanding metropolitan areas create light pollution. This blocks a majority of stars around populated areas. However, Northern Lower-Michigan and the Upper Peninsula are relatively unpopulated. Additionally, […]

Hoxeyville: Michigan’s Bluegrass Homecoming

City dwelling can get the best of you, but thanks to the beautiful people at Hoxeyville I was able to back get to my Northern Michigan roots once again. After a year-long hiatus, Hoxeyville, located gorgeously deep in the Manistee National Forest, celebrated it’s 11th year with a triumphant comeback, drenched thoroughly with Michigan folk […]

Hoxeyville: Where Michigan’s Bluegrass Lovers Unite

Living in Detroit, you come across a variety of musical opportunities. Electronic, all sorts of rock, and hip hop are spread throughout the city, some of the finest in the world, but there is one genre that seems to slip through its fingers: bluegrass. How am I going to get my fix? Tucked away deep in […]