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Fall Colors in Michigan Are Changing - Slowly

Andrew Norton

Take a look at the fall color in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula:

I admit it. I'm still a sucker for a beautiful stream of images alongside a wonderful voice-over from Tim Allen. Fall foiliage has been slow to change here in Michigan so I am getting a peak at what might be yet to come via the Pure Michigan ad, Deep Breath.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05FPzUCbMXQ

Michigan's warm September has slowed down the onslaught of fall color we normally are experiencing at this time in the fall. I have a feeling that when the color finally changes, it's going to change fast and the fall color show will not last long.

Good Hart is looking Good!

Here's a few links related to Michigan's fall colors:

Michigan's 10 Best Fall Color Drives

Top Ten Things to do in Michigan in the Fall

Check out ArtPrize 2015 - it ends this weekend!

10 Vistas On A Northern Michigan Fall Color Tour

M-22 voted America's Best Scenic Autumn Drive

Fall color update and things to do this fall in Michigan

Andrew Norton

Fall officially begins one week from today (on September 23rd), but the past few nights/mornings have felt very much like fall here in southwest Michigan. Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula have been experiencing cooler weather as well and the trees are beginning to show some color. Down here, I've noticed a smattering of color changing in the Maple trees as well as along the fringes of swamp areas. Nothing major and few and far between.

Pure Michigan has some short video campaigns showing off interesting things for the fall season.

Interesting Eats and Drinks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm07izmimp8

ArtPrize in Grand Rapids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aOU87zibvI

Every year I say to myself that I need to get up to ArtPrize and this year I hope that things actually fall into place and I can make it happen. I hear and see all about it on social media and regret not making it so I am going to work hard to make it.

Top 10 Things I Love About The 313

Andrew Norton

Today is March 13th (3/13) and a lot of folks are celebrating Detroit in honor of 313 (Detroit's area code for those not in the know). It's a great excuse to show your love of The 313 and I wish to do the same. I'm setting this post to publish at 3:13 on 3/13 :).

Here are 10 Things I Love About Detroit -

  1. Watching baseball at Comerica Park
  2. The People Mover - yes, I actually do use and enjoy it!
  3. Astoria Pastry Shop in Greektown - great cannolis!
  4. Eastern Market
  5. Campus Martius Park
  6. Greektown
  7. The wonderful Architecture
  8. The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village
  9. Belle Isle, Michigan's newest State Park
  10. Detroit RiverWalk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpsaL-WAqBY

Michigan Labor Day Weekend Links

Andrew Norton

The weather is going to be quite like mid-summer this Labor Day Weekend, which is commonly thought of as the unofficial end of summer. Other than the heat, it is shaping up to be a beautiful weekend.

The best news for those traveling in Michigan this weekend is that MDOT is suspending most road construction and lane closures beginning at 3pm on August 30 through 6am September 3rd.

Here is just a small sample of the events going on across Michigan from the U.P. on down to Detroit this weekend -

Pure Michigan ads for summer of 2013

Andrew Norton

The Pure Michigan campaign is rolling out the new ads for the summer of 2013. Featured places this summer are Tecumseh, Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek, Manistee, Mount Bohemia, Frankenmuth, and Detroit. Here are the ads for Manistee and Tecumseh -

Manistee:

Tecumseh:

Bonus - Detroit Tigers Pure Michigan: This fun little spot showcases members of the Detroit Tigers organization explaining what Pure Michigan means to them.

Take advantage of free access to Michigan's National Parks this weekend

Andrew Norton

photo credit: James Marvin Phelps via photo pin cc April 21-29 is National Park Week and as part of that, all National Parks have waived their admittance fees for this week. I wanted to mention this earlier in the week, but time got away from me. Better late than never, right?

Did you know that Michigan is home to five National Parks?

Here's a list of them (in no particular order):

  1. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  2. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  3. Keewenaw National Historical Park
  4. Isle Royale National Park
  5. River Raisin National Battlefield