Out and About

Out and About: Fall is Magical in Southwest Michigan

Magically travel back in time with an adventure in two historic communities in south central Michigan that celebrate mystery, illusions, and more: Colon, fondly known as the Magic Capital of the World, and nearby Marshall, home to the American Museum of Magic!

Out and About: Americana and the Automobile

Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn will celebrate this historical partnership September 7th and 8th at the Old Car Festival. The annual event is America’s longest-running antique car show, featuring hundreds of exquisite, rare vehicles manufactured from the 1890s through 1932.

Out and About: Arts, Science, and Sports “Team Up” in Mid Michigan

Renowned for its trademark of uniting science and art, the Alden B. Dow Museum in Midland is adding athletics to the line-up this fall, with the STEM Center Science of Sports exhibit September 14 through January 5, 2020.

A Sweet Tour of West Michigan

Eight B&Bs are presenting a Christmas Cookie Tour this year, where guests are invited to visit the region in the quiet of winter (the “calm”), to tour the festively decorated inns (the “bright”), and to enjoy an assortment of scrumptious cookies (the “delicious,” obviously!).

An Amped-Up Adventure Awaits in Southwest Michigan: GRIDLIFE Midwest

Motorsports events and music festivals are ever-popular summer destinations. Those who have an affinity for both will enjoy an amped-up adventure in South Haven at GRIDLIFE Midwest, May 30 – June 2. Billed as a “grassroots automotive experience,” this one-of-a-kind event celebrates all aspects of motorsports and music.

Charity Island

Though unimposing when viewed from the shore at Au Gres, to the west, or from Caseville, on Michigan’s “thumb,” Charity Island is a federally designated natural treasure. It is home to a historic lighthouse and an important enclave for migratory birds and rare plants.

Lilies and Living: The Betsie River Centennial Lily Farm

A peaceful garden retreat lies just 35 miles southwest of Traverse City: The Betsie River Centennial Lily Farm. A loveliness permeates the 76-acre property, both amid the rows of colorful daylilies and in the persona of its colorful caretakers.