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 […]

3 Scenic Winter Drives For The Michigan Adventurer

This post was originally published on November 21st, 2017.    Michigan is a state lucky enough to experience all four seasons. Our numerous lakes make for fantastic summer destinations, and spring and fall have enough good weather to stretch camping and road trips through most of the year. However, Michigan is notorious for its brutal winters, especially […]

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 […]

13 Michigan Chocolates You Need To Try

The Awesome Mitten 13 Cupcakes You Need to Try in MI List was a big hit. We thought we should continue the confectionery crawl onto the holy grail of desserts: chocolate. We’re here to share with you the best places to get your chocolate fix in Michigan. Whether you’ve got allergies to nuts, soy, dairy, wheat, […]

10 Michigan Craft Beers To Try On St Patrick’s Day And Where To Find Them

Michigan is the fifth largest craft beer state. It is a fascinating subculture that has inspired generations of beer connoisseurs, both drinkers and brewers. The growing interest in craft beers created such a market within Michigan, it can be likened to a modern day parallel of the wine culture in Napa Valley. It showcases a […]

February Events To Love In The Awesome Mitten

February Events in Michigan - The Awesome Mitten

There’s so much to love about Michigan in February! From classic winter festivals to amazing productions, beer festivals, races, and more. The opportunities are endless! So mark your calendar and plan on attending some of these fun and exciting events. Lion King on Broadway: Detroit – February 1-26 The Lion King on Broadway is coming […]

Awesome Michigan Events in July

Michigan July Events - The Awesome Mitten

With Michigan summer is in full swing, and the temperatures on the rise, the Mitten State is bustling with festivals, fairs, and plenty of fireworks. Whether you’re looking to celebrate Independence Day, or you’d like to just get the whole family out in the sun while it lasts, these are the top July events to attend […]

Enjoy Small-Town Charm at McLean & Eakin Booksellers

Enjoy Small-Town Charm at McLean & Eakin Booksellers - Awesome Mitten

While in Petoskey this past weekend on my #MittenTrip with my boyfriend, we had a big surprise come our way in the form of weather. Originally, when we headed up north, we were certain we’d be spending the weekend outside enjoying the perfect autumn temps. However, as we pulled into town on Friday night, snow […]

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 […]

Summer Festivals Make Traverse City The Place To Be

Summer Festivals Make Traverse City the Place to Be - Awesome Mitten

My fond memories growing up in Northern Michigan are boundless of trekking through the tourists to enjoy the local festivals.  Somehow, as an adult, I’m even more excited to be out and about for the summer goings-on in Traverse City.  I’ve compiled a list of what to look forward to in this crazy beautiful city, […]

Rediscovering Traverse City: Autumn Edition

It’s official, I have now been a renewed resident of Traverse City for three months. I must say, so far, so good.  Not to mention, what a beautiful place to spend my favorite season of all: the autumn.  As I drove home today through sleet and saw small snow piles gathered on the sides of […]

Find Your New Spring/Summer Wardrobe…For Free!

Ahhhh. It’s that time of year again. Classes are ending. Birds are chirping. The sun is (occasionally) shining and spring is truly in the air. Here’s hoping we’ve seen the last of the snow! Now, if you’re anything like me—a born and bred Awesome Mittener–as soon as we hit that 55 degree mark, I’m pullin’ […]

Hemingway’s Michigan

The Awesome Mitten- Hemingway's Michigan

  Ernest Hemingway, one of the most quintessential American writers of modern literature, spent much of his career living and traveling abroad. As an expatriate artist in bohemian Paris, a soldier in three wars, and an adventurer who wrote from such exotic locales as Spain, Italy, Cuba, Africa, and China, he created a celebrity persona of […]

Day 54: Michigan Farmers' Markets

Lansing City Market What: A big market in downtown Lansing that is popular with people and businesses. The Waterfront Bar and Grille is located inside the market. Additional Info: http://www.lansingcitymarket.com/ Allen Street Market What: Another big market in Lansing that is also popular and lots of local businesses have booths. Additional Info: http://allenneighborhoodcenter.org/food/market/ South Lansing […]