Winter Camping in the UP

The Awesome Mitten - Winter Camping in the UP

This post was originally published on December 18th, 2012. It was originally written by Claire Moore, but has been updated by Vaughn Springer. Most Michiganders have acclimated to the occasionally extreme weather of Michigan’s winters. We’ve evolved into a resilient, adaptive species with an ever-growing taste for experimental outdoor recreation.  Winter camping has become a […]

The Ultimate Upper Peninsula Road Trip Guide

Ultimate Guide to Roadtripping the UP

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is like no other place on earth. Sandwiched between three of the greatest lakes in the world, it’s filled with peaceful forests, magnificent waterfalls, ancient rock formations, quiet and cozy towns, and miles and miles of shoreline — making it the perfect setting for a one-of-a-kind road trip. Before you get started […]

8 Springtastic Events You Must Attend In April

Eight Springtastic Events You Must Attend in April - The Awesome Mitten

Spring is here! It’s time to go outside, revisit our beautiful cities, and be active within our communities. Read on to see what is taking place in The Mitten during the month of April. Tiger’s Opening Day – April 7th – Detroit Nothing says “spring” quite like Opening Day. Forget Memorial Day, Opening Day is the […]

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 […]

“Daylight in the Swamp!”: A Michigan Hunter’s Tale

“DAYLIGHT IN THE SWAMP!” The dust is shaken from the 1960s’ Airstream Trailer as Dean, a lifelong member of the deer camp, throws open the door and wakes me and 2 other men with a holler. Normally it takes a series of alarms to get me out of bed, but every November 15th, merely whispering […]