5 Reasons Why Lake Superior Is The Best Great Lake

Satellite image of Lake Superior. Photo courtesy of NASA

My great grandma used to say there are many good lakes, but only one great lake–and it’s no surprise which one she thought was superior. Lakes Ontario and Erie are nice but not really part of our Michigan culture. Meanwhile, Huron is admirable but doesn’t offer as much in size and water quality. Lake Michigan […]

Natural Beauty And Winter Fun Abound In Munising

It may seem like spring in parts of the Mitten State, but it’s still winter in Munising! Located in the central Upper Peninsula, this area boasts tons of natural wonders and outdoor activities. Plus, the snow usually sticks around through March! It is the perfect place to extend a beautiful Michigan winter.  Interested in planning a […]

15 Ways To Make The Most Of A Michigan Summer

Michigan Summer - The Awesome Mitten

While some would argue a lack of salt water could make for a less stupendous summer, others would heartily disagree that Michigan’s Great Lakes are just that: great. I have a lot of love for Michigan, the Great Lakes, and what they have to offer the summer. To truly celebrate, I’ve compiled a list of […]

Michigan By Motorcycle Is Awesome

Hitting the open road means so much more when you’re on a motorcycle — you are literally open to the road, your surroundings, and the smells of forest, field, or shore. It’s a more intimate experience when you drive with all your senses: feeling the wind and sun, smelling the fields, hearing the roar of […]

Spring into the Michigander Lifestyle: 30 Reasons to Visit the Mitten

Torch Lake

Spring is in the air, and we are able to get outdoors and enjoy the sights, smells, and air. Looking for something special to do? Why not spend it in Michigan to explore our great state? The diverse landscape, history, and culture of our awesome Mitten are so unique that we’d like to take time to […]

#MittenTrip Outside Munising: H-58 and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Munising - #MittenTrip - The Awesome Mitten

If you want to immerse yourself in the natural wonders of a Munising #MittenTrip and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, you’ll need to head east out of Munising on county road H-58. The picturesque town of Grand Marais is only forty-nine miles from Munising by way of H-58, but I can guarantee that the trip […]

Exploring Pictured Rocks by Water: A #MittenTrip into Lake Superior

Picture Rocks - Munising - #Mittentrip - The Awesome Mitten

It’s no secret that our state’s biggest assets are our natural resources. From the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes to the Porcupine Mountains, we are truly blessed. Without a doubt, one of the crown jewels is the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The easiest and most enjoyable way to truly experience the vastness and splendor of Pictured […]

Hiking Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is Worth the Effort

Hiking Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is Worth the Effort - Awesome Mitten

Forests and trees, dunes and cliffs, chirping birds and chipmunks galore – welcome to hiking the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore! The views are killer, the hiking trails are uncrowded, and the potential for outdoor adventures is unlimited. Michigan beauty is easily discovered here – I sure found loads of it. Last weekend, I was lucky enough […]