Category Archives: Tourism

Mackinac Bridge toll increase delayed

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Good news for frequent commuters on the Mackinac Bridge: tolls will not go up for at least another two years.
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Teens planning backpacking journey to Pictured Rocks


It’s typical for teens to tote their backpacks around during the school-year. But a new weeklong backpacking camp has them taking their bags to more scenic places this summer.
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The DNR is seeking feedback on plans to loosen fishing restrictions


Water is one way Michiganders differentiate themselves from other states, and fishing goes right along with the territory. The DNR is now seeking feedback on plans to loosen bass fishing restrictions. Read more

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Bike medics on hand at National Cherry Festival

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Replica Lady Liberty returns home to Mackinac Island

Mack Island Lady LibertyA 64-year-old replica of the statue of Liberty was rededicated Thursday on Mackinac Island. The 8 ½ foot tall Lady Liberty was first dedicated in 1950, a gift from the Boy Scouts of America and the only one of its kind in Michigan.
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Summer tourism in Michigan is increasing

michigan1Adults and kids alike look forward to summer time for vacations and trips. Tourism officials say Michigan has been seeing an increase in vacationers this summer. Read more

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Michiganders travel for the Fourth


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Be it by plane, by train, or automobile Michiganders will be taking advantage of the holiday by doing some travelling this weekend, and AAA Michigan has reported its annual travel predictions.
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A Grand Adventure on the Grand River

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Summer is heating up and one of the ways Michigan residents cool down is by hitting the water in a kayak.

Michigan’s first universally accessible kayaking trip will begin with the goal of increasing awareness and money on Thursday.

The trip will span part of the Grand River in Eaton county. It’s Michigan’s longest river.

Scott Fraser is the event coordinator and owner of adaptive paddling school. Fraser owns an adaptive paddling school and said being on the water can be therapeutic for people with physical, emotional or cognitive challenges.

People would say ‘Well, I can’t do that.’ Well, why can’t you? So, we ensure that people of all needs have access to the waterways… that’s people with Down Syndrome, our wounded veterans, that all have equal access to the river.

“Healing starts in the mind. So, it’s health and healing through paddle sports, and if you can start the healing process in the mind, the body will follow,” Fraser said.

Fraser said the week-long trip will cover more than 100 miles.

Nearly two dozen wounded veteran and other kayakers will trek from Eaton Rapids to the Ionia area. They’re scheduled to finish June 25th.

For more information on the trip visit A Grand Adventure.

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Students take field trips to learn about Michigan shipwrecks


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School kids across Michigan are stepping out of the classroom and onto buses for, what for many, is their favorite time of the year, field trips.

Some that are within driving distance of Alpena are learning about a unique part of Michigan history…shipwrecks. Read more

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DNR offers free ORV riding weekend

For some drivers looking for a change of road scenery the DNR has announced a free off-road vehicle, or ORV, weekend early next month. Read more

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