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2014 Trenary Outhouse Classic is February 22nd

Andrew Norton

Winter is tough. Yoopers have to be even tougher to make it through an Upper Peninsula winter. This winter has been one of the coldest and snowiest of recent memory and the need to get out and blow off some steam is greater than most years. Yoopers have found a great way to get out of the winter blahs - the Trenary Outhouse Classic. 2014 marks the 21st year for this Yooper tradition.

Want an idea of what the Trenary Outhouse Classic is all about? Watch this video from the 2013 Trenary Outhouse Classic.

Check out the Trenary Outhouse Classic website for more information.

Michigan's oldest and largest Civil War reenactment is this weekend in Jackson

Andrew Norton

This weekend (August 25-26, 2012) at the Jackson Civil War Muster the 2nd Battle of Manassas (2nd Battle of Bull Run) will be reenacted on Saturday at 2pm and on Sunday, the Battle of Stones River will be reenacted at 2pm. In addition to the battles are a number of battalion drills, medical scenarios, Calvary demonstrations, vendors, and even a small Civil War era town to view. Visit for event schedules and more information.

Here is a slideshow from last year's event:

Five Fun Things To Do in Michigan This Weekend 2/24-2/26

Andrew Norton

  1. World Ice and Snow Sailing Championships - St. Ignace - 2/20/12-2/26/12
  2. Treetops Olympics - Gaylord - 2/23/12 - 2/26/12 - Family fun activities
  3. Autorama - Detroit - 2/24/12 - 2/26/12
  4. Snowshoe and Ski at Tahquamenon State Park - 2/25/12
  5. Winter Snow Scramble - Harrison - 2/26/12

Five Fun Things to do in Michigan this Weekend 2/10-2/12

Andrew Norton

Well, I'm trying to get back into some semblance of regular posting here. First came the busiest Christmas season we have ever had (thank you!) and then I just was so out of practice that this little blog has basically sat idle. Before I get to this week's Top Five I just want to point out that the digital edition of Michigan's annual travel magazine is currently available through publisher, Midwest Living. Lots of great vacation ideas in there!

  1. Magical Ice Festival in Saint Joseph - 2/10 - 2/12/2012.
  2. West Michigan Golf Show - 2/10 - 2/12/2012.
  3. Benzie County Winterfest - 2/11/12.
  4. Detroit Boat Show - 2/11 - 2/19/12.
  5. Drummond Island 1 Lunger, Great Lakes Antique Snowmobile Series - 2/11 - 2/12/12.

Five Fun Things to do Across Michigan this Weekend 10-7 - 10-9-11

Andrew Norton

  1. Color Cruise and Island Festival, Grand Ledge - 10/7 - 10/9/11. Cider pressing, weaving, spinning, and wood carving are just some of the "old time" skills you will see demonstrated this weekend.
  2. Fort Fright at Fort Michilimackinac, Mackinaw City - 10/7 10/8/11. 6:30 to 9:30 each evening walk amongst the lantern-lit paths and see this historic fort in a frightening new way.
  3. >Frankfort Fall Festival - 10/8/11. Two words - Pumpkin. Catapults.
  4. UPtoberfest, Escanaba - 10/8/11 from 2pm to 7pm.
  5. Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival, Alpena - 10/6 - 10/9/11.

And in case you haven't noticed - Michigan's beautiful fall colors are upon us!

Don't forget - the 4th Annual Mackinac Bridge Antique Tractor Crossing is this weekend

Andrew Norton

Over 800 antique tractors will parade across the Mackinac Bridge this Friday, September 16th. The parade begins in Mackinaw City at approximately 9am and will head north over the bridge, through St. Ignace, and finish at Kewadin Shores Casino. You will also be able to view the antique tractors on September 16th & 17th at the casino grounds. The parade will go on rain or shine, but will be cancelled if there are winds in excess of 35 m.p.h. There is no makeup date for this event.

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