Category Archives: Tourism

Sleeping Bear Dune path construction resumes this week

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Construction of a non-motorized path at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is scheduled to this week.
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Michigan communities work on developing local “brands”


michigan1The concept of self-identity for communities in the state of Michigan has become a trend over recent years, partially due to the growth of the “Pure Michigan” campaign.

Some cities, like Alpena, are already engaged in the process. Others, like Mount Pleasant, are just beginning the process to answer the question “Who are we?” Read more

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Pure Michigan rakes in more than a billion in visitor spending


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Michigan visitors are spending a ton of money here through the year.
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Long, cold temperatures slowing the flow of sap


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This year’s extra long winter is pushing back the production of one of nature’s sweetest treats. Syrup farmers are saying they finally expect to begin collecting sap this week.
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Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism targets international and culinary tourism

Tourism confState tourism officials are taking a break from their winter work this month to discuss trends in the Michigan travel industry. The annual Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism begins Sunday in Traverse City. Nearly a-thousand travel industry insiders are expected to attend. Read more

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Experts discuss impacts of climate change on Michigan tourism

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You don’t have to look far to find people who are tired of the snow and cold and it’s not uncommon to hear jokes from folks would welcome global warming.
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Cops and Doughnuts makes history, sends paczkis to all states

Paczki boxes Today the paczkis were flying off the shelves. And in the city of Clare, they were flying out to every state in the nation.
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Hockey players heading north for annual pond hockey tourney

Photo courtesy of the city of St. Ignace

Photo courtesy of the City of St. Ignace


The cold temperatures may be keeping some inside, but it’s welcoming to the nearly 200 hockey teams traveling to northern Michigan.
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Endless list of new things for Pure Michigan goers

Photo courtesy of Pure Michigan.

Photo courtesy of Pure Michigan.


To some people, the cold, windy stretch we’ve been having is all part of a real Michigan winter. State travel officials say it’s one of the many things Michigan has to attract visitors.
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Emmet County, CMU Prof. works on plan for ‘Welcome’

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Emmet County and the Maritime History Alliance in Traverse City are working on the final paperwork to finalize the sale and the move of the Welcome, but what will be next for the ship?
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