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What’s Happening in Northern Michigan: Fort2Fort, Celebrating State Parks, Wine & Beer Dinner

There are countless opportunities to enjoy all that Northern Michigan has to offer. From exploring historic sites to enjoying a five-course meal, there are plenty of upcoming events for you and your family to enjoy. Courtney Sheffer with the West Michigan Tourist Association shares a few of them with us in What’s Happening in Northern Michigan.

Fort2Fort

Get your running shoes out this weekend for the Fort2Fort 5-mile run on Mackinac Island! Start inside Fort Mackinac with a musket salute heading out the North Sally Port gates. Run or walk through beautiful paved trails and past historic island landmarks to Fort Holmes, the highest point of the island, then travel the scenic paved trails back to finish at Fort Mackinac. All participants will receive free entry to Fort Mackinac and other Mackinac Island attractions throughout the day.

100 Years of State Parks 

This year, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is celebrating 100 years of state parks! To capture special state park memories, a new online state parks memory map is available to everyone. In one interactive map, you can read the special stories and enjoy the many photos that capture the spirit and appeal of these treasured outdoor places. Visit the state park’s centennial website to get the latest celebration news, program and event information and be a part of Michigan’s milestone year!

Wine and Beer Dinner

St. Ambrose Cellars in Beulah is hosting a Wine and Beer Dinner event on Saturday, May 18. This five-course meal features a wine and beer pairing for each course, a talk with their wine and beer makers, appearances by world-class chefs, and a special dining atmosphere right in St. Ambrose’s wine cellar. You’ll want to reserve your tickets early for this event, with courses including lobster tacos, blood orange salad, and much more.