The Best Places To Score A Deal In Leelanau County

The Best Places In Leelanau County To Score A Deal - The Awesome Mitten

Leelanau County is well-known in our state for its beautiful landscape, sugar-sand beaches, and unlimited wineries. However, Leelanau County can also be known for high-end restaurants and expensive establishments. Fortunately, you’ve got a local here who loves a good deal. Read on to find out which establishments are my favorites to eat and drink in each […]

Your Guide To Enjoying Traverse City’s Cherry Blossoms

May is cherry blossom time in the Traverse City region! The soft pink and white Traverse City cherry blossoms provide a striking contrast to the rich, green, rolling fields. These meadows anchor the cherry orchards across the Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas. Old Mission Peninsula’s Blossoms The best way to see the cherry blossoms on […]

Good Food, Great People, Beautiful Views: Leland

Weekend road trips are some of my all-time favorite trips to take. They’re generally affordable and force you to explore within a three-hour radius of home, which is something we don’t do nearly enough. One of the challenges that is a side-effect of a weekend trip is finding the balance between making the most of the […]

Tubing the Platte River

The Awesome Mitten- Tubing the Platte River

If you’re wondering whether you should try tubing the Lower Platte River, imagine this: drifting over warm, clear water, soaking in the blazing Michigan sun, and gazing at puffs of clouds against a clear blue sky. Or, if you’re more of a paddler, picture yourself canoeing or kayaking the playful currents of the spring-fed Upper […]