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5 of the Lower Peninsula’s Most Beautiful Bike Routes

Whether it’s via car, on foot or by boat, Michigan is ripe with stunning locales to be taken in at our disposal. During the summer, nothing beats seeing the state on two wheels. Did you know that we have access to more than 1,300 miles of biking trails? That’s a lot of land, but we’re up for the challenge. Below, we share some of our… 

Three Places To View Michigan’s Northern Lights

The Northern Lights have always been a mystical, magical wonder of the world. They appear, then disappear. You might see them, you might not. There is something about chasing down the enigmatic Northern Lights that makes the phenomenon so intriguing. According to Canada’s Northern Lights Centre, the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis in the northern hemisphere or “dawn… 

Fun Ways to Boost Summer Learning

Research shows that without any educational activities over the summer, most kids will lose about two months of math skills. And kids in lower-income families will also lose an average of two months of reading and language skills. Repeating those “summer slides” year after year can really add up, making it tough to keep up with classmates. What’s a parent to… 

Grilled Fruit Recipes

You’re always grilling meat and vegetables, but have you ever thought about grilling your fruit? Fruit isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind when firing up the grill. But it’s super easy and will enhance the taste. Fruit consists of water and sugar. When grilled, the water is reduced and the sugar caramelizes, making the flavor more concentrated. Grilled… 

Michigan Water and Boating Summer Safety

Michigan Water and Boating: Summer Safety

It’s all fun and games on the water until someone gets hurt. Or worse, a water accident proves to be fatal. According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, 76 percent of boating and water fatalities could have been prevented if users had been wearing personal flotation devices, or lifejackets. In Michigan, every person on board a 16-foot boat, whether it be… 

Preparing Children for a New School Year in a Pandemic

Children returning to school is always a special time of year. But due to COVID-19, this fall may be particularly challenging. The transition from in-school classes to online learning has been abrupt. It’s been a major adjustment for parents, children and their teachers alike. Here are some tips on how everyone can better prepare themselves for what’s ahead. Establish a…