As we come into the summer months, it’s a good idea for outdoor lovers to plan summer trips. Camping and outdoor activities are great for this time of year. And what better place to start the planning then at one of the greatest state parks in the Midwest?
America is full of small towns that get overlooked due to the fact that they are small or not considered major cities. However, there are a so many that offer unique sites and rich culture. Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a town that is home to many hidden gems that most people never knew. It is the quaint and historic town of Houghton, Michigan. Houghton was named after Douglass Houghton who was Michigan’s first appointed state geologist.
It’s no secret that Michigan is a cold state with several months out of the year that requires its resident and visitors to stay warm and indoors. However, what many people don’t realize is that Michigan is also absolutely stunning the rest of the year. So beautiful, in fact, that there are state parks that many visitors travel to each year to just to explore the outdoors. The Warren Dunes State Park is one of the most famous for those who call Michigan home and those that are just visiting.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is the first National Lakeshore in the United States. While 2016 marks the centennial of the National Parks Service, it also signals the 50th anniversary of Pictured Rocks. With many things to do and see, it’s a must for anyone who loves the outdoors—and is still trying to Find Their Park.
If there is one day most American’s dread more than any other, it’s tax day. Let’s face it, even though we know it has to be done, it’s never very fun parting with your hard earned money every April.
So, while some people send their checks off to the government and call it a day, others love to use tax time as an excuse to plan their next vacation.
After all, what better time than after paying your taxes to reward yourself with a nice serene destination to enjoy for the rest of the year?
There is a lot more to American architecture than glass skyscrapers dotting the city skylines. Don’t recall seeing any? Well, that’s because you don’t know where to look!
All across the country we’ve got a few amazing castles that you don’t need to travel to places around the world to see.
American castles? You bet there are.
The Census Bureau’s definition of the Midwest consists of twelve states in the north central region of the United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Let’s look at some of the best locations for antiquing in each of them.
Pretty much everyone can agree that the National Parks are some of the very best America has to offer both visitors and residents alike.
Now, chances are, you’ve heard of or even been to some of the most popular parks like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, or Yellowstone. But, there are actually 59 National Parks, plus over 300 designations including National Forests, Lakeshores, Battlefield Sites, Trails, and Monuments also run by the National Park System.
With the National Park Service celebrating 100 years in 2016, this year is the perfect time to start exploring. Here, we’re going to cover some of the best lesser known National Parks. Once you visit some of these beauties, don’t blame us when you’re hooked on the entire system.