Welcome to friendly faces, abundant places, and comfortable paces – Mt. Pleasant is the perfect place to get lost or be found. Wonder what it’s like to experience small town feel with big city amenities? Find out for yourself. In central Michigan, there’s plenty of hustle with none of the hassle and we want you to take your time getting here. We look forward to meeting you in Mt. Pleasant; We will be here, when you are ready. #meetmtp
Welcome to the intersection of art, community, and joy: professional theatre, world-class concerts, films, exhibitions, education, and outreach. The Saugatuck Center for the Arts is a community sparkplug bringing people – and learners of all ages – together. Let your children experience the JOY of creativity this summer! Inspired by the lush lakeshore environment, all of SCA classes include experiment-based art projects, multidisciplinary learning, outdoor kinesthetic activities, and healthy snacks to keep both mind and body active and creative.
When weather warms, everyone wants to get outside. This transitional season brings many visitors to Allegan County – to smell the flowers, saddle up or stroll through history. Watch forests and lakeshore colors begin to blossom as you walk trails and beaches or take a scenic drive. Spring is the perfect time to explore smaller communities and become acquainted with historic attractions, local traditions like the Allegan Antique market, and numerous places to eat –from fine dining to unique cafes.
To help out during these difficult times, Chateau Chantal is proudly partnering with The Good Bowl Hospitality Relief Fund. Through Friday, 15% of all online bottle sales will be donated directly to this worthy cause, focusing its efforts on supporting workers from Traverse City restaurants, bars, and hotels who’ve lost their jobs or are struggling financially due to the Coronavirus. Shop Now and help support this great cause. Use Promo Code: WINE-IN for special shipping discounts.
Make Sleepy Hollow Resort your summer vacation destination. A true family environment with heated outdoor pool and adjoining fountain for small children. Sleepy Hollow offers a fun supervised program for children, a playground, complimentary bikes, pickle ball, ping-pong, basketball, championship tennis courts, and picnic area. We are a gated condominium community with some having magnificent lake views. Book your vacation today!
Snow Thaws Bring Amazing Waterfalls!
Embrace Your Journey to Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula
As the warm spring air thaws our snow—more than 250 inches this winter—the Keweenaw’s waterfalls come to life! Walls of ice slowly transition to rushing rivers flowing into the majestic Lake Superior. There are few experiences that demonstrate both nature’s capacity for awe-inspiring beauty and power. Late April through early June is best time to view these breathtaking wonders of nature. Start planning your Keweenaw’s waterfall experience.
Welcome to Spring! Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is a nature and environment education center in Hastings set on 742 acres with 9 miles of hiking trails. Although we are closed to decrease the spread of COVID-19, our hiking trails are open to the public dawn to dusk. There are no admission or parking fees. To learn more go to CedarCreekInstitute.org.
The Traverse Wine Coast is home to more than 25 vineyards across Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas. Located in northern Michigan on the 45th parallel, northern Michigan wine country boasts two unique peninsulas climatically moderated by the massive waters of Lake Michigan. Each peninsula provides optimal expressions of winemaking, with wines that are fruit forward and beautifully balanced. To learn more about the wineries, visit www.traversecity.com/
Like many of you, we are dreaming about summer on Michigan’s Crown Jewel. Even through this uncertainty, we know that we’ll be together before we know it, listening to the sounds of the waves, gulls, and the clip-clop of Main Street’s horses. Until beautiful Mackinac Island can be filled with laughter, families and friends once again, we hope you join us in dreaming and planning an experience that’s made for your Michigan Summer. Until then– be well, Friends.
Silver Lake State Park is scheduled to open May 1st, celebrating 2,000 acres of sand dunes. Every year, sand-riding enthusiasts descend upon the dunes to celebrate this playground. The dunes remain accessible through October 31st. The southern end of the dunes is home to Mac Woods Dune Rides, which offers visitors a seven-mile tour of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Mac Woods is a Michigan staple celebrating 90 years and opens May 15th. Start planning at ThinkDunes.com
A Legacy of the Lake, since 1953! Enjoy a four-hour cruise across Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Designated a National Historic Landmark, the S.S. BADGER is one-of-a-kind. Experience famous Badger Bingo, drinks, dining, shopping, movie theatre, relaxation, kids activities, and more while aboard. The BADGER can connect you to many great destinations in the Upper Midwest. Bring your RV, camper, semi, car or motorcycle! Book now and save during our Early Season Savings.
After a long snowy season, the first signs of spring are a welcome sight in White Lake. Sunshine, longer days, and new life make it the perfect time to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and into the outdoors. Spend time on the lakeshore, take a nature walk, or simply watch the blooming world from the comfort of a cozy café. For more ideas on how to celebrate springtime in the White Lake area, be sure to check out our Events Calendar.
Crystal Mountain’s two championship golf courses offer beautiful views and unique challenges at every turn. Come for the golf, but stay for the resort amenities. Enjoy pub-style dining, a full-service spa and fitness center, plus plenty of off-course activities. Enjoy it all with our Unlimited Golf Package, which includes golf from the moment you arrive to your departure, plus golf cart and lodging. Book now starting at only $110 per person, per night. Learn More!
Spring has arrived in Cheboygan! Days grow longer, nights are shorter and the snow has disappeared. It’s the time of year when nearby trout streams abound with fly fishing magic, animals awaken from hibernation, birds return to make their nests, and the hunt for mouthwatering morel mushrooms can begin!
From rare and historic planes to inspiring artwork and exhibits, there’s always something new to discover at the Air Zoo. The Air Zoo is a world-class, Smithsonian-affiliated aerospace and science museum with over 100 air and space artifacts, inspiring interactive exhibits, full-motion flight simulators, indoor amusement park rides and hands-on, science-based camps and classes.
Even with the Air Zoo temporarily closed to the public, you can explore with us on our new “Launchpad to Learning” page, where you’ll find new engaging content daily.
When you’re traveling again, you are invited to be our guest at Harbor Lights Resort on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. We’re right on the beach — and just a short walk from great dining, shopping, movies and more – in the heart of downtown Frankfort. Plan to come relax, unwind, and play in one of the most beautiful spots in the country.
Whether you’re looking to plan a fishing getaway, an antiquing tour, or family vacation, Coldwater Country is the place to be. Find hometown festivals, shops, many lakes and events that make this area a great place to escape to.
Critter Barn invites you to take a farm class this Spring and during the Summer too. Classes are available for children ages 3-16 years old. You will experience lots of hands-on fun and learning on a real farm. If you really like animals, the Critter Barn classes will be perfect for you.
With the Critter Barn currently closed to visitors, you will be missed and the animals will be lonely…but hopefully someday soon, we will be ready for you to come to the farm again. Meanwhile you’re invited to stay in touch through our Facebook page, send us messages, or sign up to receive our email newsletters. Monday through Saturday we are reaching out to you with a live Facebook post. Watch us LIVE at 11:00am everyday!
The wines and hard ciders from Fenn Valley Winery are the “Lake Effect Everyone Loves!” They grow and produce everything right in Fennville, and have some great shipping offers going on right now to get their wine and cider delivered directly to you! You can also check out their list of recipes for you to try at home to create your own wine pairings.
It’s Spring at Virtue Cider, and we are busy with plantings and bringing our animals out from their winter enclosures. Currently, our farm and taproom are closed to the public, but we still have cider to share! We are accepting online orders for curbside pick-up and offer a “CCSA” box – cider- and community-supported agriculture – of cider and locally grown food and local products to support our neighbors and friends working to feed the community. More details at virtuecider.com.
The joy of Tulip Time is now streaming into living rooms around the world! Elements from this world-class experience in Holland, Michigan will be available for all to enjoy from the comfort of their homes.
In the coming weeks, enjoy virtual viewings of festival favorites like historical trolley tours of Holland, the Tulip Time Virtual Run, tulip gardens and more! Remember, during these challenging times, the most important thing we can do to protect one another is social distancing. Stay safe, stay healthy and experience #VirtualTulipTime this spring! Stay tuned for virtual content via www.tuliptime.com, Facebook @TulipTimeFestival, and Instagram @Tulip_Time.