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Travel Michigan - State Tourist Information Site
"You'll get more of the Great Lakes in Michigan than anywhere else. Some 3,200 miles of shoreline give you access to 40,000 square miles--nearly half--of the greatest body of fresh water on earth. With more beaches than Hawaii, the longest shoreline in the lower 48 states, 19 million acres of forest (half the state) and more public golf courses than any other state, it's easy to see why we keep hearing the exclamation "GREAT!" from millions of visitors each year."
Calendar of events can be reached through their homepage.
"There is an inspired beauty in Alpena,
a richness that when combined with its culture,
amenities and great "up north" comfort,
make it Michigan's Advenshore...
the crown jewel of Northeast Michigan."
Calendar of events on their homepage.
Ann Arbor
"Ann Arbor is well-known as a friendly, picturesque small town with big city entertainment choices. The list goes on and on. A dozen nightspots with music. Comedy clubs. Festivals, ethnic fairs and celebrations. Nearby antique fairs. You begin to see why Ann Arbor is known throughout the Midwest for tremendous cultural diversity and vitality. "
Calendar of events can be reached through their home page.
" No matter what time of year you decide to visit our area of Northwest Michigan, you'll find it a vacation experience beyond compare. Unhurried. Uncomplicated.
The natural beauty that surrounds you is breathtaking. Endless rolling hills are blanketed with stately hardwoods and pines. Crystal-clear waters shimmer under the northern sun. Pristine blue skies and clean air invigorate the senses.
Here, you'll find a variety of activities as big as all outdoors. World-class golf. Swimming. Hiking. Biking. Fishing. And the best winter sports and skiing between New England and the Rockies.
It's all waiting for you in a charming Victorian setting full of inviting restaurants, boutiques and shops. So come unwind, relax, and enjoy what Ernest Hemingway called "a priceless place.""
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Cadillac Area
Golf, Ski, Fish, Hunt and enjoy the outdoors.
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"Motor City Getaway Packages
Featuring Dinosauria II at the Detroit Zoo, Splendors of Ancient Egypt at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Radio City Christmas SpectacularTM at the Fox Theatre starring the Rockettes(r).
Metropolitan Detroit is jam-packed with things to do and now it's easier than ever to do them; from big league sports to big time shopping to roll-over comedy. The Metropolitan Detroit Convention & Visitors Bureau has put together a distinct collection of overnight packages to fulfill your every whim and desire."
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But even more interesting are the getaway packages which are prepackaged trips in Detroit.
Drummond Island
"Remember when life was slower and there was time to "stop and smell the roses," when every minute wasn't planned, when people waved to each other on the road whether they knew each other or not, when the preacher took time to shake hands and talk after church and when a stroll on the beach or a picnic in the park was a great way to spend the day?
Remember when a walk through the woods to look at fall colors was a wonderful family outing or, when winter arrived, you could venture out on snowshoes or cross country skis just for the fun of it?
Well, life is still like that on Drummond Island. With over fifty percent of the Island being state owned, there are numerous places to explore and hike, fish and hunt, cross country ski and snowmobile, as well as more structured things to see and do. Drummond Island is not just a "summer place" but a year-round vacation spot. From the smelt run and view of wild pussy willows along the roadside in late April right through the pristine beauty of winter, the Island is truly the "Gem of the Huron.""
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"The community of Frankenmuth is proud of its world famous Frankenmuth-style chicken dinners, two woolen mills, brewery, pretzel factory, paddlewheel driven riverboat, the world's largest Christmas store, many other unique attractions and our old German heritage. All of this combined help to make Frankenmuth Michigan's #1 visitor destination! "
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"This is "God's Country." Here, in Otsego County, you can kick back and take in the beauty that is Northern Michigan: shimmering lakes, flowing rivers, wildernesses, scenic trails and great golf.
As a family, as a couple, as an individual, explore our playground. Choose to unwind on our sun-drenched beaches, or pick up the pace a bit and pedal along a country road. If golf is your game, we'll fit you to a tee. Hit the links at one of the more than 20 championship courses that comprise the Gaylord Golf Mecca. Or set up camp at one of our inviting campgrounds; launch a boat on one of our sparkling lakes; cast a line into our clear waters to reel in relaxation, and quite possibly a fish.
Sample true hospitality - northern style. In cozy hamlets and quaint shops or in bustling resorts and charming cafes, you'll be greeted by friendly folks who'll invite you to return for yet another season in "God's Country." "
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Grand Rapids - Kent County
"Welcome to the 'Other Side of Michigan.' The Lake Michigan shoreline among the most picturesque shorelines in the country, is only minutes away. Recreation, specialty shops, arts and crafts are abundant throught the nearby shoreline communities.
If your interests turn to theater and the performing arts, Grand Rapids sets the state for a bountiful selection of entertainment every season of the year. We also offer professional sports, all kinds of outdoor recreation and a free concert series downtown during the summer."
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Grayling Area
"Grayling is a sanctuary for those who seek the great outdoors; a paradise for anglers, hunters, canoeists; a living reminder of Michigan as it was before the lumber era. Nearby Hartwick Pines is a preserve for giant trees that were spared from clearcutting a century past. In the present, Grayling is perhaps best known for the beautiful AuSable river that winds through town. It is the site of the world's longest canoe marathon, and a legendary trout fishery. Its jackpine flats are famous with birders who come here to spot the rare and endangered Kirtland Warbler."
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"This centennial city drew its name from two of its most prominent geological features: its deep natural harbor, and numerous artesian springs. While serving as a resort mecca for golfers, skiers, and boaters, it has carefully preserved its small-town Victorian atmosphere. A park and swimming beach bring visitors across the street from Holy Childhood Church, founded in the mid-nineteenth century as an Indian mission. Once the capital of the Odawa (Ottawa) Nation, Harbor Springs still hosts an annual homecoming powwow in August. "
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Holland Area
"Experience Europe without ever leaving the States...
This quaint little village authentically recreates a small Dutch town and the lifestyle of 100 years ago. The Dutch architecture, bridges, canals and gardens provide a beautiful background for the many attractions, such as the farmhouse and barn, museum, weigh house, swing ride and wooden shoe factory. Brightly costumed klompen dancers perform in their wooden shoes (seasonal) to the music of an Amsterdam street organ. Browsing in the specialty shops laden with imported items can be delightfully enhanced by a delicious meal at the Queen's Inn Restaurant which offers the authentic Dutch menu in Holland. Bring your camera!"
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Houghton Lake Area - Roscommon County
Roscommon County has three big lakes and many small ones. Houghton Lake, with 22,000 acres and 30 miles of shoreline, is the largest. Higgins Lake, covering 9,600 acres and reaching a depth of 141 feet, is renown as a most beautiful lake. Lake St. Helen provides bluegill fishing. We have wonderful streams for fishing and canoeing on the Muskegon and south branch of the AuSable River.
There are 186,996 acres of public land furnishing good hunting for deer, grouse, woodcock, squirrels, and ducks. There is beautiful scenery, hiking trails and nature preserves for your enjoyment."
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"Kalamazoo County's cultural diversity adds richness and quality to life in Southwest Michigan."
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Keweenaw Tourism Council
"In Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, snow isn't measured in inches or counted by the day. It is measured in feet and stays around for months. Every year between December and April you can depend on finding from 16 to 20 feet or more of it. In fact, it's not unusual to get 8 feet of it by Christmas. To set a new record, Mother Nature will have to pile up more than 390.4 inches in one season! And the best part is that snow and bitter cold don't have to be paired together. The average winter temperature in the Keweenaw is right around 20 degrees.
Snowmobilers will find the Keweenaw a perfect location to enjoy the sport. Over 200 miles of trails in the Keweenaw connect to the 2,500 miles of trails covering Michigan's Upper Peninsula. All snowmobile trails are 8 to 12 feet wide, groomed with state-of-the-art equipment,and clearly identified. Trails take the rider through powdery forest, over rolling hills and along frozen lake shores. And rider's comfort is not overlooked, with lodging, restaurants, service stations and refreshment spots located on, or just a short drive from, the trails. "
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"Welcome to Greater Lansing, a city on the move! Whether a first-time visitor or a seasoned guest, you're in for a pleasant surprise as you discover the small town friendliness and big-city sophistication of Michigan's capital city."
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"Experience the serenity, the beauty, and the fun of Ludington and Mason County
We're famous for panoramic vistas, spectacular sunsets, and simply stunning beaches. We're also a four-season vacationland offering every imaginable activity in, on, or near the water.
Lake Michigan's crystalline coast lures sunbathers, swimmers, wind surfers, skiers, picnickers, strollers, and star gazers and Ludington's harbor is home to the S.S. Badger , one of the last great steam-powered ships still sailing the Great Lakes.
You'll love our landmark lighthouses, authentic double decker buses, and White Pine Village -- a restoration of our lumbering community dating from the 1860's.
Whatever it is you're looking for, you'll find it here - including the perfect accommodations. Choose from stately Victorian inns, luxurious motels, charming cottages, lakeside resorts, furnished apartments and campsites galore. "
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Mackinaw Area
"Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island and the Straits of Mackinac offer Michigan vacation activities and attractions galore. No other community is so adept at putting out a welcome mat -- tourism has been Mackinaw's stock in trade for over 100 years!
Look here for information to make your Mackinaw area vacation memorably enjoyable. The natural beauty, attractions, activities, shopping, lodging, and special events you'll find in the Straits region are second to none. Mackinaw is committed to travelers and dedicated to customer satisfaction. "
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"with miles of beautiful beaches we have just the place for you!"
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Marquette Country
"Marquette Country invites you to experience another Michigan, where blue Lake Superior laps against agate coves and beaches of sugar sand backed by green forests that stretch for miles. Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Water... wildlife... pine forests mixed with white birch and maple, wildflowers, ferns, cattails nodding in the wetlands... Crystal streams hammer against boulders and leap over cliffs, drumming out nature's original rock music before gurgling into a still trout pool."
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Mecosta County
"Discover Big Rapids & Mecosta County
'You can't throw a rock around here without hitting a lake!'
Over 100 lakes and rivers for swimming, skiing, fishing, boating, skating, camping, tubing, playing, canoeing, splashing, sunning."
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The birthplace of DOW. Come and visit the office, gardens, or historical museum. Also see the Hall of Ideas or the Midland Center for the Arts.
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Mount Pleasant Area
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Muskegon County
"Catch the Wave"
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Oscoda Area
"Encounter wildlife when you explore one of Michigan's natural treasures. Nestled in the pines and hardwoods of the Huron National Forest, the AuSable River's clear, crisp, clean waters lead to beautiful Lake Huron. That's Oscoda...Naturally. "
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" It's all waiting for you in a charming Victorian setting full of inviting restaurants, boutiques and shops. So come unwind, relax, and enjoy what Ernest Hemingway called "a priceless place."
This is Boyne Country. Simply magnificent."
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River Country
"River Country is St. Joseph County, Michigan. We are blessed with an abundance of clean water and open spaces that include 55 lakes and 6 rivers. It is the simple mid-American pleasures that can make a vacation here so memorable. "
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Saginaw Convention
"Whether it's our, Sandy shores, Green Meadows, Our Blue water or in the warm smile of a new friend. Welcome to Saginaw County. Because most importantly; You have a friend in Saginaw County"
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Sault Ste Marie
"Sault Ste Marie is the Heart of Excitement in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. From the World famous Sault Locks and our maritime museums to Agawa Canyon and the mighty Tahquamenon Falls, The Sault is surely 'The Place to Be.'
Vegas style gaming, fine dining and unique shops ensure the fun and excitement never stops. The Sault invites you to be our guest. "
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Southwestern Michigan - Benton Harbor
"Where the Fun Begins!
Visit Southwestern Michigan in the spring when you can take Blossom Driving Tours that will direct you through charming towns and villages. In the summer the area abounds with all the wonderful water-related activities of Lake Michigan and many inland lakes and rivers. Fishing, swimming, nature walks, outdoor concerts are all within reach. From June to October, you can taste the mouth-watering fruits and vegetables grown in Southwestern Michigan. Fall brings final harvest, cider mills, automobile driving tours for spectacular autumn colors. Winter has an array of activites that include ice fishing, skating, cross-country and downhill skiing, and many special areas to walk in the winter wonderland of Southwestern Michigan."
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Sunrise Side Michigan's Sunrise Side Travel Association
Sites currently under construction.
West Michigan Tourist Association
Unable to reach August 8, 1997
Western Upper Peninsula
"We proudly invite you to experience an area blessed with more natural beauty and year round activities than any other region in the Great Lakes.
In Spring, Summer and Autumn, you may know us as "Superior North Country". These seasons allow you to enjoy over a million acres of unspoiled beauty with hundreds of lakes, over fifty waterfalls, and of course the shoreline of Lake Superior.
"Big Snow Country" means winter and the finest winter activities in the Midwest. We offer you five of the best Alpine Ski Areas in the Midwest and the most scenic snowmobiling anywhere!"
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