Mama Bear and Her Cubs: The Story of Sleeping Bear

Long ago, a mother bear and her two cubs were living in the forest along the shore where Lake Michigan meets Wisconsin. One night, a raging forest fire broke out, driving the bears to the lakeshore. In order to escape the flames, the mother bear and her two cubs jumped into the lake and headed […]

Stellar Views Near Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore

South Manitou Island Lighthouse

If you’ve been to Leelanau County in Northern Michigan and haven’t taken in one of its majestic views, you’re doing it wrong. Do yourself a favor and get to the nearest bluff, overlook, dune, or beach along the crystal blue Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. Before you look west, though, prepare to pinch yourself. 1. Sleeping […]

Michigan State Symbols: Do You Know Them All?

State Symbols - The Awesome Mitten

Michigan has plenty of state symbols to represent all aspects of life in the Mitten State. Locals will probably recognize the apple blossom as our state flower and the royal blue of our state flag, but did you know that the state book is Legend of Sleeping Bear? Or, that Michigan recognizes a state fossil (the Mastodon)? Well, […]

Hit the Trails During the 2014 Michigander


It’s no secret that Michigan boasts the crème de la crème of summers. “America’s High Five” is spoiled with an abundance of beautiful sunsets, sparkling waters, sandy beaches, and 2,444 miles of walking and biking trails. If you’re longing to explore magnificent Michigan summers, the 23rd Annual Michigander Bicycle Tour is your ticket to the […]