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JANUARY 2015
Episode #8055 Episode 8055 (week of January 1, 2015)
"FROZEN STIFF"

There are many ways to enjoy this winter wonderland and we will bring it to you as we explore the beautiful countryside from the inside of a snowmobile trail groomer. After today’s show when you think of a cozy winter getaway you will think “Michigan’s Upper Peninsula." Winter is the season when Michigan’s Upper Peninsula truly sparkles and we will enjoy it all as we take in the beauty from the top of Munising Falls and then set out on snowshoes for the spectacular frozen Wagner Falls. We will snowmobile down M94 to the little town of Gulliver to try our hand at ice fishing.

» Free DVD / Comment Form
» Upper Peninsula Winter Travel Planner
» Manistique Tourism Council

Episode #1201 Episode 1201 (week of January 8, 2015)
"WINTER TIME"

There is lots of snow for some great cross country skiing up and down the incredible hills and the pathways and what would a winter trip be without some ice fishing as we discover that there are over 100 ice covered lakes in this county to choose from. Then we will end each day with a great meal and a hot tottie. No better place to start winter than in the heart of Michigan.

» Free DVD / Comment Form
» West Branch Snow Time Travel Planner  with video
» West Branch Visitors Bureau
Photo Galleries » Ice Fishing | Cross Country Skiing | Sleds & Bikes | Snowmobiling | West Branch Eats

Episode #1202 Episode 1202 (week of January 15, 2015)
"ICE IS NICE"

Ice, Ice everywhere and we are going to snowmobile on it, fish on it and enjoy the biggest winter carnival in Michigan. Don’t miss this ice is nice on the largest inland lake in Michigan, Houghton Lake.

» Free DVD / Comment Form
» Houghton Lake Winter Travel Planner with video
» Houghton Lake Area Tourism & Convention Bureau
Photo Galleries » Tip Up Town 1 | Tip Up Town 2 | Tip Up Town 3 | Tip Up Town 4 | X-Country Skiing | Snowshoeing | Winter Gallery 1 | Winter Gallery 2

Episode #1203 Episode 1203 (week of January 22, 2015)
"UPPER PENINSULA NORTH SHORE"

The scenery is incredible, the history is everywhere and it is filled with adventure. Nobody gets tired of Tahquamenon Falls or hiking the Lake Superior shoreline. We discover the history of one of the oldest cities in the country. It’s all here today as we discover the Eastern Upper Peninsula.

» Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form
» Eastern Upper Peninsula Travel Planner
» Sault Ste. Marie Convention & Visitors Bureau
» Camping Country: Vote Here

Episode #1204 Episode 1204 (week of January 29, 2015)
"IT WON'T HURT US TO GO TO CURTIS"

To quote an old friend Curtis is a place in the U.P. that most people have never been to and don’t know much about, so “It won’t hurt us to go Curtis” Three large lakes with the same name: Big Manistique, Little Manistique and North Manistique. We will enjoy fishing, hiking and friends galore.

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Curtis / Manistique Lakes Travel Planner with video
» Curtis Chamber of Commerce
Photo Galleries» Curtis Spring Gallery 1 | Curtis Spring Gallery 2 | Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn Gallery | Curtis Fall Gallery
FEBRUARY 2015
Episode #1110 Episode 1110 (week of February 5, 2015)
"TAWAS BAY CIRCLE TOUR"

Tawas Bay on the western shore of Lake Huron has so many things to do for the outdoor enthusiast that we had to make a full tour out of it. We start at the southern point of the bay on bikes and stop in town for some music and festivities. We jump in our vehicle to head out to Monument Rd for some fascinating history and work our way up to the Tawas Bay Lighthouse and through the State Park before we end up on the shore of beautiful Lake Huron with fishing, hiking and picnicking in between.

» Free DVD / Brochure / Comment Form
» Tawas Bay Circle Tour Travel Planner with video
» Tawas Bay Tourist & Convention Bureau

Episode #1206 Episode 1206 (week of February 12, 2015)
"BEST OF MICHIGAN'S OTHER GREAT LAKES"

Michigan is known for its Great Lakes that surround it and Roscommon County, located in the center of the state, is known for the “Other Great Lakes.” We will travel all around this area discovering Houghton Lake, Lake St. Helen and the lake they call one of the most beautiful in the world, Higgins Lake.

» Free DVD / Brochure / Comment Form
» Roscommon County Tour Travel Planner with video
» Houghton Lake Area Tourism & Convention Bureau

Episode #1112 Episode 1112 (week of February 19, 2015)
"HEART OF MICHIGAN CIRCLE TOUR"

With its abundant lakes, scenic hills and trails Ogemaw County is considered the Gateway to the North. Ogemaw County sits right in the heart of Michigan and is filled with history, beauty and great events.

» Free DVD / Brochure / Comment Form
» Heart of Michigan Travel Planner (video, info, map, links)
» West Branch Visitors Bureau

Episode #1102 Episode 1102 (week of February 26, 2015)
"THE GREAT LAKES BAY WATERWAY"

Our tour starts in the middle of the state in Sanford, Michigan on Sanford Lake to do a little fishing with champion fisherman Brian Darling. From here we take a tour of the Shiawassee Nature preserve and then it’s on to the Tittabawassee River to kayak and we continue all the way to Saginaw Bay to join in a sailboat race and fish with nationally acclaimed fisherman Mark Martin. This is a water trail for the whole family. Then we ask our viewers to vote for their favorite boating experience on a new segment called Boating Country.

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Great Lakes Bay Waterways Travel Planner (map, video, information, links)
» Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
» Boating Country: Vote Here
MARCH 2015
Episode #1104 Episode 1104 (week of March 5, 2015)
"THE NAUTICAL HEART OF THE GREAT LAKES"

With over 430 square miles of fresh water and 160 miles of shoreline to explore you are sure to discover your own personal passions and pleasures on Lake St. Clair. You’ve no doubt heard the expression, “Life is better with a boat.” If that’s true, then life just doesn’t get any better than boating—on Lake St. Clair. And the reason is that Lake St. Clair may just be one of the best boating lakes on the planet. This area is full of little towns with great eateries, lots of great fishing and tons of fun for the whole family. If you like the water, you are going to love “The Nautical Center of Michigan.”

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Lake St Clair Travel Planner (video, map, info, links)
» Lake St Clair Tourism Initiative
» Boating Country: Vote Here

Episode #1106 Episode 1106 (week of March 12, 2015)
"THE KEWEENAW PENINSULA"

This rugged wilderness is the northernmost part of Michigan! Here is where the largest freshwater lake on earth creates a peninsula called the Keweenaw. We will hike to Montreal Falls, discover the history of Fort Wilkins and the Delaware Copper Mine and enjoy the breath taking beauty of the Great Sand Bay. Plus we will bring you “Then and Now” giving you a glimpse of what the area was like 20 years ago.

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Keweenaw Peninsula Travel Planner (with video)
» Keweenaw Peninsula Tourism

Episode #1101 Episode 1101 (week of March 19, 2015)
"TOUR THE THUMB"

We take a complete tour of the peninsula that we fondly call the thumb of Michigan’s mitt. Surrounded by water, this part of Michigan is full of great outdoor activities. Our tour includes sightseeing, historic stops, great food and fun in the water and on land. The Thumb is loaded with campgrounds and we visit the best in a new segment called Camping Country. Don’t miss the opportunity to vote on your favorite as we “Tour the Thumb.”

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Michigan's Thumb Travel Planner
» Sanilac Tourism Association
» Camping Country: Vote Here

Episode #1113

Episode 1113 (week of March 26, 2015)
"DISCOVER THE GREAT LAKES BAY BY BUS"

If the price of gas is too high and you are looking for a relaxing way to travel, we have a great alternative. Take a bus and leave the driving to us (well, not us but the bus company). We will take you to some of Michigan’s finest attractions as we sit inside this large limousine and leave the driving to someone else. From Dahlia Hill to World War II Battleship Edson, it is a trip for all ages.

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Great Lakes Bay By Bus Travel Planner [video, photos, info, links]
» Visit Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region
» Great Lakes Bay Country: Vote Here
APRIL 2015
Episode #1113 Episode 10007 (week of April 2, 2015)
"ONTARIO EPIC RIDE"

We tour Canada in a whole new way. We jump on motorcycles and relive our youth in a getaway we call “Born to Be Wild." We will see lighthouses, incredible scenic bluffs and the Georgian Bay from the seat of our bikes. Come on and get your motor running.

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Ride Grey / Bruce Travel Planner
» Ride Grey / Bruce Web

Episode #1108 Episode 1108 (week of April 9, 2015)
"UPPER PENINSULA BEAUTY"

It wasn't until the onset of the twentieth century that things like admiring nature became fashionable in the United States. People like President Theodore Roosevelt, and author John Muir, helped to popularize setting aside public lands for the preservation of wildlife and other natural resources. Because of this foresight, Michigan's residents and visitors can enjoy one of the nation's premier park systems.

» Free DVD / Comment Form
» U.P. Beauty Travel Planner [video, photos, info, links]
» Manistique Tourism
» Cottage Country: Vote Here

Episode #1207 Episode 1207 (week of April 16, 2015)
"BEST HIKING TRAILS IN THE MIDWEST"

If you like to hike, today’s show is for you. We have picked our favorite trails across the Midwest and Canada and put them together for your hiking enjoyment.

» Guides / Info / Comment Form
» Best Trails Travel Planner [video, info, links]
» Trail Country: Vote Here

Episode #8007 Episode 8007 (week of April 23, 2015)
"BRUCE LIGHTHOUSES"

Lighthouses standing majestically on a shoreline or an island conjure up images of romance and adventure. As picturesque as they are, their flashing lights served a necessary, practical function for mariners of the past. The waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay can be treacherous--many an unfortunate ship didn't weather the storm, even with the aid of a lighthouse beacon! This trip will take us to 8 different lighthouses all located on Lake Huron in Bruce County.

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Bruce Lighthouse Tour Travel Planner
» Bruce County Tourism
» Photo Galleries 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09

Episode #8021 Episode 8021 (week of April 30, 2015)
"HIKING IN THE TREES"

Autumn color abounds as we take you on a vacation you will never forget. We take a hike across tree tops in an old growth forest and then end with a zip line down 300 feet from the top of the Niagara Escarpment. Along the way we will stop at the oldest brewery in Ontario.

» Free Grey County Guide / Comment Form
» Grey County Treetops Travel Planner
» Grey County Tourism ( 1-877-SEE-GREY )
MAY 2015
Episode #8010 Episode 8010 (week of May 7, 2015)
"SUMMER ADVENTURE"

Whether you are looking for a scenic ride around Georgian Bay’s gentle terrain, or a heart pumping adrenaline rush of the Niagara escarpment’s downhill trails, we are going to experience all the alternatives today. With a lot of surprises along the way, we’ll end our day on the Georgian Bay for some incredible salmon fishing and watch the sun set as we eat our fresh caught fish right on the boat.

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Grey County Summer Planner
» Grey County Tourism

Episode #1204 Episode 1204 (week of May 14, 2015)
"IT WON'T HURT US TO GO TO CURTIS"

To quote an old friend Curtis is a place in the U.P. that most people have never been to and don’t know much about, so “It won’t hurt us to go Curtis” Three large lakes with the same name Big Manistique, Little Manistique and North Manistique. We will enjoy fishing, hiking and friends galore.

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Curtis / Manistique Lakes Travel Planner with video
» Curtis Chamber of Commerce
Photo Galleries» Curtis Spring Gallery 1 | Curtis Spring Gallery 2 | Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn Gallery | Curtis Fall Gallery

Episode #1109 Episode 1109 (week of May 21, 2015)
"LAKE SUPERIOR'S SOUTH SHORE"

The scenery is incredible, the history is everywhere and it is filled with adventure. Nobody gets tired of Tahquamenon Falls or hiking the Lake Superior shoreline. We discover the history of one of the oldest cities in the country. It’s all here today as we discover the Eastern Upper Peninsula.”

» Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form
» Eastern Upper Peninsula Travel Planner
» Sault Ste. Marie Convention & Visitors Bureau
» Camping Country: Vote Here

Episode #906 Episode 906 (week of May 28, 2015)
"BIG ISLAND CANOE WILDERNESS"

Located in the Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Big Island Lake Wilderness contains 23 small lakes ranging in size from 5 to 149 acres and the only way to reach each one is to portage in. After time spent in the wild we end our trip at one of the rustic celebrations the U.P. is known for, Folkfest.

» Free DVD / Comment Form
» Big Island Lake Travel Planner
Photo Galleries » Canoes 1 | Canoes 2 | Folkfest | Baraga
JUNE 2015
Episode #1111 Episode 1111 (week of June 4, 2015)
"ROSCOMMON CIRCLE TOUR"

Michigan is known for its Great Lakes that surround it and Roscommon County, located in the Center of the State, is known for the “Other Great Lakes.” We will travel all around this area discovering Houghton Lake, Lake St. Helen and the lake they call one of the most beautiful in the world, Higgins Lake.

» Free DVD / Brochure / Comment Form
» Roscommon County Circle Tour Travel Planner [video]
» Houghton Lake Area Tourism & Convention Bureau

Episode #1103 Episode 1103 (week of June 11, 2015)
"DOUBLE THE CITIES, DOUBLE THE FUN"

Two little towns so closely connected that you can’t tell where one ends and the other starts. These two villages feature amazing beaches, night life and an incredible state park with hiking trails, bird watching, a historic lighthouse and a lot more. We take time to enjoy the street dancing on Friday night in the beautiful downtown overlooking Lake Huron. Don’t miss our Tawas Tour.

» Free DVD / Comment Form
» The Tawases Travel Planner
» Tawas Bay Tourist & Convention Bureau
» East Tawas Photo Gallery

Episode #7728 Episode 7728 (week of June 18, 2015)
"HIKING THE BRUCE TRAIL"

The Bruce Trail starts its journey in Tobermory, and travels over 600 miles following the Niagara Escarpment. We will hike some of the most scenic parts of this world famous pathway on our ongoing quest to hike the complete trail.

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Bruce Trail Travel Planner
» Bruce County Tourism
» Photo Galleries: 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06

Episode #7732 Episode 7732 (week of June 25, 2015)
"MICHIGAN'S BEST COUNTY PARKS"

Looking for a park that is a Great Getaway for a day? How about camping? Maybe you want to hike or be on a Great Lakes Shore. We have it all on today’s show.

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Sanilac Parks Travel Planner
» Sanilac Tourism Association
JULY 2015
Episode #8014 Episode 8014 (week of July 2, 2015)
"WATERFALLS OF GREY COUNTY"

Looking for a park that is a Great Getaway for a day? How about camping? Maybe you want to hike or be on a Great Lakes Shore. We have it all on today’s show.

» Free Waterfalls Tour Guide / Comment Form
» Grey Waterfalls Travel Planner
» Grey County Tourism

Episode #1209 Episode 1209 (week of July 9, 2015)
"OUR FAVORITE WATERWAYS"

Michigan and Canada are known for their waterways and today we will show you some of the best. We will Canoe, Kayak, and boat through some of the most spectacular and exciting waterways that are accessible to everyone.

» Comment Form
» Our Favorite Waterways Travel Planner
» Vote For Your Favorite Waterway

Episode #10003 Episode 10003 (week of July 16, 2015)
"GREAT LAKES BAY REGION"

What is there to do outdoors in Mid-Michigan? More than you can imagine. On this whirlwind tour we discover grape farms, pumpkin patches, car shows, auto racing, bike trails, the Shiawassee Game Preserve and so much more.

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Online Travel Planner
» Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB
» Wildlife Refuge Photo Gallery

Episode #909 Episode 909 (week of July 23, 2015)
"A 100 YEAR CELEBRATION"

100 years ago the first Chevrolet was built in Flint, Michigan and ever since there has been a love of the automobile, especially the Chevrolets. This is more than a tribute to Chevy. It is a tribute to the lifestyle, the impression it made on everyone's life and how it made many more things popular from bikes to strawberry shakes.

» Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form
» Flint / Genesee County Travel Planner
» Flint & Genesee Tourism
» Photo Gallery 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05

Episode #10020 Episode 10020 (week of July 30, 2015)
"ISLE ROYALE REVISITED"

There is only one Isle Royale and you will never see anything like it. It is the last great wilderness in the Midwest. It was a trip of a lifetime and we look forward to sharing it with you.

» Comment Form
» Isle Royale Travel Planner
» Isle Royal National Park
AUGUST 2015
Episode #10020 Episode 1210 (week of August 6, 2015)
"PICK YOUR FAVORITE FRESH FISH"

We are going to Michigan’s fishing paradise, the Upper Peninsula! Today is all about fish. The Upper Peninsula is not only known for its fabulous fisheries but it has some of the best chefs when it comes to these tasty filets. You will have a chance to vote on which delicacy you think Tom likes the best. MMM!

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Manistique Fishing Travel Planner
» Manistique Tourism Council
» Vote For Your Favorite Fish Dinner

Episode #1203 Episode 1203 (week of August 13, 2015)
"UPPER PENINSULA NORTH SHORE"

The scenery is incredible, the history is everywhere and it is filled with adventure. Nobody gets tired of Tahquamenon Falls or hiking the Lake Superior shoreline. We discover the history of one of the oldest cities in the country. It’s all here today as we discover the Eastern Upper Peninsula.

» Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form
» Eastern Upper Peninsula Travel Planner
» Sault Ste. Marie Convention & Visitors Bureau
» Camping Country: Vote Here

Episode #7701 Episode 7701 (week of August 20, 2015)
"TOP OF THE LAKE CIRCLE TOUR"

Join Host Tom O’Boyle as he takes us on a tour at the most northern edge of Lake Michigan in the place we fondly call the Upper Peninsula. Our tour will take us to Fayette historic site located on the beautiful Snail Shell Harbor and all the way around to another very historic site the Seul Choix (pronounced Sis-shwa) Point Lighthouse at the other end. In between we will be stopping at the Seney Wildlife Sanctuary, the Thompson Fish Hatchery and many more.

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Top Of The Lake Circle Tour Travel Planner
» Manistique Area Tourism Council

Episode #7701 Episode 1211 (week of August 27, 2015)
"MORE LAKES, MORE FISH, MORE FUN"

Today’s show is a Fishing Getaway to Michigan’s Other Great Lakes. Located in Roscommon County, Houghton Lake is the largest inland lake in Michigan with some of the best fishing you will ever find in the Great Lakes state. After our day of fishing we spend a solemn moment at the Firemen’s memorial.

» Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form
» Houghton Lake Fishing Travel Planner
» Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau
SEPTEMBER 2015
Episode #1108 Episode 1108 (week of September 3, 2015)
"UPPER PENINSULA BEAUTY"

If you love the wilderness, then this show was made for you. You will take a trip through the Hiawatha National Forest and all of its wilderness opportunities. We also introduce brand new segments called “Cottage Country” where you, the viewer, can get involved by voting on your favorite wilderness cottage and “Then and Now” where we meet up with some of the conservation officers that we worked with almost 15 years ago.

» Free DVD / Comment Form
» U.P. Beauty Travel Planner [video, photos, info, links]
» Manistique Tourism
» Cottage Country: Vote Here

Episode #8020 Episode 8020 (week of September 10, 2015)
"FALL ADVENTURE"

We travel to the heart of Michigan to enjoy all the fall activities. We enjoy the food from a farm market, fall fishing on Michigan’s largest inland lake, a canoe trip on Michigan’s most famous river and an ORV color tour through the woods.

» Free DVD / Comment Form
» Houghton Lake Fall Travel Planner
» Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau

Episode #913 Episode 913 (week of September 17, 2015)
"FALL MOTORCYCLE TOUR"

Tawas, Michigan is a small town located on the shores of Lake Huron. We discover the fall beauty from bikes, cars and on foot.

» Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form
» Tawas Fall Travel Planner
» Tawas Bay Tourist & Convention Bureau

Episode #8019 Episode 8019 (week of September 24, 2015)
"PUMPKIN FEST"

So you thought that the 1 pound cucumber in your garden was big? Wait until you see these 500 pound squash! Big veggies, classic cars, a canoe trip, an orchard visit, hot tubs and elegant dinners make this the perfect autumn Great Getaway.

» Free Port Elgin Guide / Comment Form
» Port Elgin Pumpkinfest Travel Planner
» Bruce County Tourism
» Port Elgin Pumpkinfest
» Photo Galleries From This Episode
OCTOBER 2015
Episode #1102 Episode 1102 (week of October 1, 2015)
"THE GREAT LAKES BAY WATERWAY"

Our tour starts in the middle of the state in Sanford, Michigan on Sanford Lake to do a little fishing with champion fisherman Brian Darling. From here we take a tour of the Shiawassee Nature preserve and then it’s on to the Tittabawassee River to kayak and we continue all the way to Saginaw Bay to join in a sailboat race and fish with nationally acclaimed fisherman Mark Martin. This is a water trail for the whole family. Then we ask our viewers to vote for their favorite boating experience on a new segment called Boating Country.

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Great Lakes Bay Waterways Travel Planner [map, video, information, links]
» Go Great Lakes Bay
» Boating Country: Vote Here

Episode #915 Episode 915 (week of October 8, 2015)
"AUTUMN COLOR, CANOES AND FUN"

We found another Great Fall Getaway close to home. Take a color tour, a historic architecture tour, a zip line, a fall canoe trip, a hike in the woods and throw in some fly fishing and you pretty much have the perfect Getaway and it all happens in West Branch, Michigan.

» Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form
» West Branch Autumn Travel Planner
» West Branch Visitors Bureau

Episode #1212 Episode 1212 (week of October 15, 2015)
"WINDS OF NOVEMBER"

We'll take you from Lake Superior's most desolate island lighthouse, to some of the most modern light stations found on the Great Lakes today. And during our tour, we'll be highlighting some of the more notable shipping catastrophes that have inscribed themselves on the history of Lake Superior.

» Comment On This Episode
» Watch This Episode
» Ghosts & Guardians Website

Episode #10022 Episode 10022 (week of October 22, 2015)
"SUNRISE SIDE WINE AND HOPS TRAIL"

The Sunrise Side Wine & Hops Trail, located in Northeastern Michigan, is one of the hottest, happening places to visit. The Trail, which boasts seven wineries, three micro-breweries and many attractions along the way, is rapidly becoming known as the friendliest wine tasting site in Michigan.

» Comment on this Episode
» Sunrise Side WIne & Hops Travel Planner
» Sunrise Side Wine & Hops Trail

Episode #8002 Episode 8002 (week of October 29, 2015)
"HIDDEN PORT-A-CALL, PORT SANILAC"

We discover a hidden gem when we travel up the Lake Huron Coast in Michigan’s Thumb. There is fun on and off the water in this quaint little harbor town.

» More Info / Comment Form
» Port Sanilac Travel Planner
» VIllage of Port Sanilac
NOVEMBER 2015
Episode #10014 Episode 10014 (week of November 5, 2015)
"IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT BEACH"

Beaches, Beaches and more Beaches and what has been called the most beautiful sunset in the world. If you are looking for a getaway that says “relax,” look no further than this Ontario retreat, the search is over.

» Free Guide / Comments
» Bruce County Beaches Travel Planner
» Bruce County Tourism
Photo Galleries » 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09

 


Episode #10015 Episode 10015 (week of November 12, 2015)
"STATE PARKS OF MICHIGAN'S UPPER PENINSULA"

It wasn't until the onset of the twentieth century that things like admiring nature became fashionable in the United States. People like president Theodore Roosevelt, and author John Muir, help to popularize setting aside public lands for the preservation of wildlife and other natural resources. Because of this foresight, Michigan's residents and visitors can enjoy one of the nation's premier park systems.

» Free Guide / Comments
» U.P. Parks Travel Planner
» Manistique Tourism

Episode #7716 Episode 7716 (week of November 19, 2015)
"RURAL GARDEN TOUR"

Nothing is more beautiful than flora and the fauna of spring. So many viewers wrote asking for more information on our first Rural Gardens show that we followed it up with even more botanicals and this time in stunning High Definition. Join us as we continue our discovery of some of the most beautiful gardens in North America as we tour the rural gardens of Ontario.

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Rural Gardens of Grey & Bruce Counties
» Garden Tour Photo Gallery

Episode #1206 Episode 1206 (week of November 26, 2015)
"BEST OF MICHIGAN'S OTHER GREAT LAKES"

Michigan is known for its Great Lakes that surround it and Roscommon County, located in the center of the state, is known for the “Other Great Lakes.” We will travel all around this area discovering Houghton Lake, Lake St. Helen and the lake they call one of the most beautiful in the world, Higgins Lake.

» Free DVD / Brochure / Comment Form
» Roscommon County Tour Travel Planner with video
» Houghton Lake Area Tourism & Convention Bureau
DECEMBER 2015
Episode #1116 Episode 1116 (week of December 3, 2015)
"CHRISTMAS IN THE GREAT LAKES BAY REGION"

There are so many Christmas activities going on in the Great Lakes Bay Region it was a monumental task to show all of them but we are going to try on today's show. This area covers all of Bay County, Midland County and Saginaw County so you know it’s going to be fun.

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Great Lakes Bay Christmas Travel Planner (with video)
» Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region
Photo Galleries » Frankenmuth Holiday Celebration | Chesaning Candlelight Walk | Santa's Village

Episode #1213 Episode 1213 (week of December 10, 2015)
"WINTER IN THE SAULT"

Join us for the most grueling snowmobile race in the country, the I-500. From there it’s everything winter from ice hockey to x-country skiing.

» Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form
» Winter In The Soo Travel Planner (with video)
» Sault Ste Marie
Photo Galleries » i500 Race Gallery 1 | i500 Race Gallery 2 | i500 Race Photo 3 | i500 Race Awards Gallery | Kewadin Casino Gallery | Snow Trail Groomer Gallery | Snowboarding Gallery | LSSU Gallery | Cross Country Skiing Gallery | Sault Ste Marie Hockey Gallery | Sault Ste Marie Gallery

Episode #7724 Episode 7724 (week of December 17, 2015)
"WILDERNESS SNOWSHOEING"

There is no place like Michigan’s Upper Peninsula when it comes to deep snow and lots of it. We will snowshoe deep into the Hiawatha National Forest for some incredible scenery. We won’t stop there with the snowshoe adventure. We find an abandoned trail that will give us all that we can handle with the big shoes.

» Free DVD / Comment Form
» Manistique Winter Planner
» Manistique Tourism Council
» Manistique Winter Photos: Gallery 1 | Gallery 2

Episode #1202 Episode 1202 (week of December 24, 2015)
"ICE IS NICE"

Ice, Ice everywhere and we are going to snowmobile on it, fish on it and enjoy the biggest winter carnival in Michigan. Don’t miss this ice is nice on the largest inland lake in Michigan, Houghton Lake.

» Free DVD / Comment Form
» Houghton Lake Winter Travel Planner with video
» Houghton Lake Area Tourism & Convention Bureau
Photo Galleries » Tip Up Town 1 | Tip Up Town 2 | Tip Up Town 3 | Tip Up Town 4 | X-Country Skiing | Snowshoeing | Winter Gallery 1 | Winter Gallery 2

Episode #7723 Episode 7723 (week of December 31, 2015)
"ONTARIO WINTER ADVENTURE"

Here is a Getaway for everyone that loves winter fun. Starting on the snowmobiles we will take a scenic tour of Owen Sound around Georgian Bay. Then it’s off to ski the world renowned Blue Mountains with some of the best skiing east of the Rockies.

» Free Guide / Comment Form
» Grey / Bruce Winter Planner
» Ride Grey / Bruce - Snowmobiles
Photo Galleries » Grey / Bruce Winter Photos

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