Up North

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"Up North." A local phrase synonymous with all of northern Michigan. Where it begins is up for debate. Many Metro-Detroiters point to the "Are You on the Right Road" Jesus landmark, or the Zilwaukee Bridge as being the starting point of...
We have reached that point in the summer when everyone is bored, it's sticky hot, and we are anxious to get out of the house. Time for a road trip! Of course, there's that whole pandemic thing making travel extra...
I often refer to Houghton/Hancock as the city where I fell in love. Moving up there when I was 19 and enrolling at Michigan Technological University, I met the man I would later marry and raise a family with....
A Michigan resident all my life, I grew up going camping around the state. Outdoor camping is social distancing friendly– it encourages seclusion and isolating your family unit in the outdoors. Whether you tent camp, camp in a camper,...
Mackinaw City has always been one of my favorite places to visit in Michigan. The small-town feel, tourist attractions, history, and natural beauty make it a great vacation choice for anyone who is looking for some variety. The city itself...
One word comes to mind when someone mentions Mackinac Island: tradition. The charming Victorian architecture and preserved natural landmarks are nothing short of breathtaking. But, you don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate all that Mackinac Island...
When it comes to a summer vacation spot in Michigan, put Petoskey toward the top of your list! It has everything to offer for a family-friendly trip as well as a romantic getaway for two. Restaurants, beaches, breweries, lake...
Dad deserves a break this weekend, and we figured out just how to provide it! We've plotted out a few fun directions to take and places to stop while still maintaining social distance and keeping safe. At under 90...

Thumb Area

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If you head straight north out of Detroit, you'll end up at the tip of Michigan's Thumb in Port Austin. Follow the coast in either direction for some amazing Thumb Coast beaches. Be sure to check out some of...

Mid-Michigan

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Mid-Michigan is just a short drive from the Detroit area, but packs a punch with lots of family-friendly activities. From waterparks to breweries, you're sure to find options for a family vacation or an overnight adult getaway. Add mid-Michigan...
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2021 Detroit Mom-Approved Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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It's one of our favorite times of the year — when we get to celebrate moms! Here at Detroit Mom, we love showing appreciation...