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Lake Orion’s Palazzo di Bocce Offers Bocce Fun and Italian Eats

If you had to guess the second most played game in the world, chances are you wouldn’t come up with bocce. But an 81-year-old...

Winter Activities in the U.P.

Metro Detroit may not be amping up for winter just yet, but the Upper Peninsula is already feeling the chilly effects. Pack your snowsuit,...
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6 Outdoor Fitness Activities to Try in Detroit This Summer

Enjoy the season with yoga, running, volleyball, dancing, and more

Tips on Taking a Brewery Biking Tour

Taking a trip to visit the state’s many breweries by bike requires a bit of planning, so we talked to an expert. Kelli Kavanaugh...

A Guide to Michigan’s Lighthouses

Did you know Michigan is home to more lighthouses than any other state? They are a beacon into Michigan history — with rich backstories...

Tips on Cruising The Great Lakes

Melvin Phillips has traveled all over the world — by land and by sea. The 76-year-old Detroit retiree takes at least one cruise a...
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Editor’s Letter: The Great Lakes Issue

If it had been a snake, it would have bitten us. This idiom ran through my head as I looked back to the planning...

6 Southeast Michigan Bike Trails

Get a ride in at these local spots

20 Best Hiking Trails in Michigan

A local hiking expert and author selects his top trails in the state, from family-friendly to the toughest trail of all

Hit the Green at These Metro Detroit Golf Courses

Summer is in full swing, and for many Michiganders, the long, warm summer days means it’s time to golf. As a game you can...

8 Metro Detroit Beaches to Visit This Summer

Grab your sunscreen and towel and head to these hot spots

8 Outdoor Metro Detroit Water Parks for Summer Fun

The summer heat is coming to Michigan, and what better way to cool off than by visiting your local outdoor water park? Water parks...

This Summer’s 10 Must-Picnic Parks in Southeast Michigan

With the beginning of summer and end of the school year approaching fast, families face a daily dilemma of finding engaging activities to keep...

A Look at the Revamped Belle Isle Nature Center

This time of year, birds begin to sing, wildflowers blossom, and tree buds grow into leaves. Spring reminds us of our cohabitant — nature....

What’s Going on at the Monroe Street Midway This Summer

The Monroe Street Midway has officially opened for the season with a full lineup of summer events and activities. Originally opened in 2021, the outdoor...

Overnight and Day Summer Camps in Michigan for Your Kids

Summer will be here before you know it, and now is the time to start looking for fun activities to keep them occupied during...

10 Great Places To Go Sledding at in Metro Detroit

Check out Shiawassee Park, Civic Center Park, Rolling Hills Park, and more
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6 Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks to Visit in Metro Detroit

Lake up your ice skates and embrace the Michigan chill

Detroit Digits: Women in Sports

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, which made it so that no person would be excluded from school sports on the...

The Power of Play

More than 200 girls participated in an Aug. 12 event designed to get them excited about — and in some cases introduce them to...