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Pure Mitten #2

Hey! Wake up! We gotta get on the road. We’ve only begun our tour of Michigan. Back on US-31, head north from Saugatuck/Douglas. Soon you encounter a strip of more developed cities: Holland, Zeeland, Grand Haven, and finally Muskegon. These are busy little burgs that have outgrown their britches. People and industry moved in, roads […]

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Pure Mitten

Michigan readers–get a snack, read a magazine, take a snooze. Check back later. You know all this already. Friends from anywhere else—listen up! You don’t get to Michigan by accident. You don’t drive through on your way to somewhere else. You don’t get lost and end up in Escanaba. You don’t decide to stop by […]

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Marquette, MI

  Perched on the rocky shores of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Marquette is a town endowed with the stout optimism of its Scandinavian fathers, with the vitality of its youth (Northern Michigan University is located there), and with a respect for its history. I love strolling through downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods. Marquette takes care […]

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Weird little man from Wisconsin

“I called the cops on you.” The little man was encased in plastic raingear and was delighted to have caught me cheating the system…so he thought.

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Pure Michigan

It’s not the easiest state to get to, but Michigan generously rewards those who go out of their way to visit its abundant natural beauty. A short list of some places not to miss.

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