May 2019 - It's easier to travel, except for the orange barrels, and there are so many destinations and festivals to choose from. The variety in Michigan is amazing. In the upper peninsula the Lake Trout Classic is on in Ontonagon and the Aldo Leopold Festival kicks things off in Cedarville with a weekend of nature discovery throughout the Les Cheneaux Islands.


Northern Michigan has the Morel Mushrooms Festival in Mesick and the Blessing of the Bikes in Baldwin. In Frankenmuth we have the Dog Olympics. Southern Michigan has the Tri-River Museums Open House across several counties and the French Market in Albion opens.

Plan ahead if you ever have wanted to sail the Great Lakes on a Tall Ship and visit a couple of exotic islands. Ther Huron Jewel arrives at Beaver Island on June1 and a Pirate Party is planned for June 2.  For sailing reservations, contact the Captain directly.

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