What did you think of this week's show?
Loved the show. We have moved from Illinois to Michigan permanently and love all the wonders that Michigan has to bestow. Love the woods and are definitely going to head up to Manistique.
Twin Lakes, MI
Your television show of sledding and snow shoeing in the Manistique area of the U.P. was very informative and entertaining. It was well-organized with interesting facts of that specific area. My family was recently in the Manistique and Escanaba area for a wedding (late September 2018), but i have personally never been up in the area in the winter time. I look forward to receiving the dvd in the mail to show my family and friends at a later date! Thank you for hosting these Great Getaway shows. It inspires me to visit many sites in our beautiful "mitten state" during all four seasons. Thank you for offering the free dvd, as well!
I really enjoyed it. Since I can no longer do those physical activities I can at least live vicariously through your program.
It was a great show. Brought me back 20+ years when we lived in Manistique and used to take our kids up to the Environmental Lab and walked the trails in winter and summer. Some Sundays after church at the First Baptist Church in Manistique, a bunch of us families would head to the Environmental Lab and take the kids out for teaching moments in the woods. A bunch of us were either Forest Service Employees or outdoor enthusiasts. Many of us participated in the yearly Hiawatha National Forest Breeding Bird Survey. We really enjoyed that location, Big Springs, Indian Lake State Park, etc. today I'm working from home, turned on the TV and found the show. I often watch this show. I love seeing all the places featured that we have spent time at. Thank you for having the show with all this great information featured. Keep up the good work!
Outstanding! Wish I were there, learned some good info. Will watch as often as I can. Good Show
I happen to discover your show quite by accident what was very impressed with both the content and the presentation.
It piqued my interest in the UP in the winter. We've only visited in the summer and fall.
Eaton Rapids, MI
Love anything you show about Michigan especially the U.P. on TV
My wife and I are in our mid to late 50s. We just purchased two new-to-us snowmobiles. Although riding in our yard is fun we look forward to going elsewhere. We didn't know where to go until we watched you television show. We found it very informative and are now planning a trip to the Manistique area. Thank you for such an entertaining and informative show.
I watch every week. Every show is so well done. I enjoy the interviews with people you meet and different points of interest. Keep up the good work.
As usual, it was great. Your show is a peaceful, sane, refuge. Really needed and appreciated in today's world. Please don't ever retire. The look-back was great. I would love to see more of the old shows and I'm willing to bet many others would too. Thanks again!
Traverse City, MI
"Where Winter is King" (Episode #1604) was a great episode. Thank you for thoughtful, poetic commentary and research for practical application to each spot.
I sit back and watch and remember the great memories of traveling on US 2 to Wisconsin. One time a bear was sitting in the middle of the road. It was the first time I saw a bear in the wild. Great Getaways for me is great memories for life. Thank you!
Clinton Township, MI
I have taken this road many times so it was interesting to see places I have only seen from the road and not stopped at and ones that I have visited. I was interested in the new campground in Manistique.
This is one of my favorite areas (US-2 Top of the Lake Pure Michigan Byway), but I saw things I hadn't stopped at. Thanks!!!!
Fabulous. I have lived in Michigan my entire life and didn't know about any of these places.
Looking forward to traveling US2 this summer.
Ann Arbor, MI
Best PBS show out there.
I really enjoy all of the Michigan Great Getaways episodes. The Tawas Bay episode was one of the best. Hope to visit this summer!
Dearborn Heights, MI
Really enjoyed the Tawas episode. Beautiful photography. Must visit someday!
Dearborn Heights, MI
Loved 2/21/19 show about Iron Mt and the mine where my grandfather passed away a few days before my father was born. Would love to have a copy - my father grew up in Iron Mt/Norway. Thanks for showing!
We love Great Getaways. This week was great!!
I am looking for information on the fishing school around Saginaw that you featured in one of your shows. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
You are probably referring to the Mark Martin segment from Episode #1603 "Winter on Tires and Shoes" which featured the Great Lakes Bay Region. You can find information on Mark Martin's Fishing Vacation School here: www.fishingvacationschool.com
Beautiful! Love the historical aspects.
A trip to Curtis is fun and restful. My wife and I have enjoyed every time we've spent in Curtis. It doesn't hurt you to go to Curtis. Great Getaway as promised!!
Clinton Township, MI
Excellent episode! Those are good friends of mine in the episode (1504 "Roscommon Trails") and I have played disc golf there many times with them and also have used the fitness trail.
I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!! Look forward to the weekend to watch it!!!! Keep up the great exploring of this wonderful state.
We have been watching your show for years. You have inspired me and my husband to explore so many beautiful places. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. Because of you, we have seen so much of our great state, off the beaten path. A sincere thank you!
The show was excellent. I was featured in the disc golf / fitness trail section of the episode.
Made me want to explore.
It was good enough that we're putting Roscommon County on our travel agenda for this summer.
I enjoyed this episode, it is one of my personal favorites!!
Great show. Didn't know there was that much to do in the area.
This episode was fascinating! I love the camera work on the lake. I also enjoyed the tour of some interesting spots across the UP. Thanks for making this awesome show!
It's always interesting to hear about different places around out wonderful state.
The show was great. Makes me want to leave now and explore the UP.
Looks like a nice area (Michigan's Upper Peninsula) to visit this summer.
Shelby Township, MI
Awesome loved hearing about the different trails.
White Cloud, MI
We loved it! We have hiked a few of these trails and now we are excited to try some new ones that we didn't know about. Great show, we look forward to it every week!
We enjoyed all the beautiful gardens. It was a very informative episode.
I was in that area a few years ago and thought it was beautiful, had no idea their was a tour for gardens and now will have to make a new trip back. Love your show, nice to find new places to go that I otherwise wouldn't have known about. Thanks
Thank you for making us aware of these wonderful gardens. Hard to believe there are so many in that area. Looking forward to receiving information.
I loved the show. I have a large garden and it gave us fresh ideas. Going to England soon for a garden tour and the Chelsea garden show.
Happened on this show by accident. I was tuning in for Antique Roadshow. It was delightful and piqued my interest to find where the gardens are and how to visit. Looking forward to receiving this brochure.
Susan Kay Love the train ride. Been winter and summer. Want to go in Autumn!
Donna M Tardiff Would love to ride this train...it's on my bucket list! :)
Dawn Kemp One of my favorite places 🌅⛱️
John Heidelberg One of the best lakes you will ever kayak,🙂
I thought 'The Bruce Peninsula on Bikes' episode was wonderful. My family is always looking for new places to ride and I was paying very close attention to this episode. A lot of good info...had to watch it three times to catch everything. Riding our bikes with our two young teenage daughters is great family time and gets everyone away from their phones and gadgets for a while.
Julie Spencer We used to see the eagle families in Oscoda, on River Road, near the Au Sable River. So beautiful to watch them soar !!!💙
Maureen Hogness Stunning shot!
Larry Brooks Beautiful, A perfect day for this sighting
Just gotta say I've been watching the show so long I used to record episodes on VHS and rewatch them over and over and I still have some. You've been to so many places I've been and some I probably never will but I can always count on seeing great places watching the show. I hope the show never ends it's truly what life and PBS is all about! Thanks guys!!
Love this show. Hoping to travel up to the Grayling area soon.
Great show Tom! Makes me want to dig up some of my grandparent's old slides since they visited the area (Grayling) in the late 30's 40's. They had friends who owned if I remember correctly a hardware store. Vern Hartman ran the store doing much to promote the area's fly fishing. He tied flies selling many to tourists. Keep up the great work.
Maureen Hogness Aye aye captain
Diane Wolf Be safe!
Jane Thiel Wonderful cruise I bet many people do not know about in Ontario.
A good friend of mine is a member of our local garden Club. I was looking for the link to watch this episode (Great Getaways 1607 "A Rural Garden Tour - Time To Prepare For Spring") online. I thought it would be a good tour for her club. Please e-mail me the link so she can watch it on her computer or tablet.
You can watch the full episode of Episode #1607 "A Rural Garden Tour" on our YouTube Channel here: Episode 1607 YouTube. Happy gardening and thanks for watching!
Kathy Omo Doesn't that make it a Great Getaway? Good job!
Sherry Prokopek Wow, congrats, that’s a great looking fish, lol.
Gary Handley Been fishing that area and river since was 5 yrs old that's been 60 yrs just keeps getting better
Daniel Lee Morse Nice....more tight lines to ya
Lori Schmidt Amo 🐡🐟🐠👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
My family loves your show. When we go north for our vacation we always check with great getaways for places we haven’t been yet
Great! Can't wait to explore the trails!
Allendale Charter Twp, MI
Had no idea such a tree top trail was available in the Bay Area. Great episode, made me want to get out and go hiking and bike riding with my kids and grandkids.
Really enjoyed the program! It inspired me to find out more about what to do within our beautiful state of Michigan.
Lake City, MI
I really enjoyed the show. I like learning of new and interesting places to visit in the U P.
Hi Guys, Love this weeks episode on the scenic highway. I am going to take the family in the motorhome on the same route in June. Keep up the great work!
East Lansing, MI
Excellent detailed program guide to make it so much easier in finding great places to visit. Many thanks!
I really do like your shows. So many fond memories of watching this show in the 90s with my grandparents [who were very fond of you as well!]. It was called "Discovering the Northern Experience". The show is so relaxing to watch and informative. I've followed your suggestions whenever I visit and area you've documented/showcased. We recently purchased a microfarm in the middle of a major UP tourist destination. Would love to have you up and appear on a show!
How can I watch Part 1 of Scenic Byways...St Ignace to Manistique?
You can watch the full episode and find more information on the online travel planner for Episode #1503 "Top of the Lake Scenic Byway" here: Episode 1503 Travel Planner. Thanks for watching!
We want to check out the ski jump. We've been through Iron Mt a few times but want to look this up this summer.
Tom and Dennis - Today I visited the Peninsula Point Light Station that was on one of your recent shows. What a wonderful place! I wouldn't have known about it without watching Great Getaways. I've watched your shows from the days it was the Northern Experience and have visited places from Saginaw to the Keweenaw because of you. Thanks for the many years of great shows about great places. I really appreciate you and your work.
Denise Robinson ❤️❤️❤️Looking great Tom Tom ✌🏽✌🏽✌🏽🙏🏼🍺
Pat Buchan I enjoy watching all your shows! Keep up the good work!
Lauren Howard Keep it up, guys! We love you!
You always give me ideas for what I need to visit.
Patty Deaton Great picture sir.I couldn't do that though. Thanks for sharing. Awesome views you'll always have in memories.
I enjoyed the episode. I usually kayak the Betsy River on the west side of the state of Michigan. It was an enlightment of the east side. I will visit some of the rivers you mentioned.
Julie Spencer Would love to be paddling here.....💙🌲
Marie Campbell Beautiful...such clear water
Susan Kay Loved my visit to this area. The boat ride offered is so worth it.
Positively have to visit Gray Co./area in Canada; great info and show :) Thank You
I have been wanting to fish in that area (Tawas Bay) for a long time but needed some info on it. I tried to watch the show but could only see bits and pieces because the signal wasn't coming in. Love your shows when I can see them and always watch when I can
You can watch the full episode and find more information on the online travel planner for Episode #1308 "More Fishing Than Ever" here: Episode 1308 Travel Planner. Thanks for watching!
Great show. I want to know more about Tobermory.
Looking forward to using your guide to go visit the Bay Area marsh trails. Excellent show.
What a fascinating mix of opportunities to enjoy our great state! I saw several activities and places I would like to check out. Thanks for the guides....and the show!
I enjoyed the show. I have not explored this area and now live closer and like to take day trips.
North Branch, MI
Very informative and gave me some ideas for places to visit on my upcoming trip.
This show was GREAT! I can only hope to get to all these wonderful wilderness locations. As a photographer hobbyist I cherish a hike in scenic areas. This episode really sparked my imagination for the trips to these locations. I can already imagine some fall season trips. Keep the great episodes coming and I'll be watching.
I was just there. (Keweenaw Peninsula) It truly is a one of a kind place! Perfect summer weather.
I love all your photos and watching your travels! 😊
Pat Buchan Looks like you guys are having a great time!
Mary McLean Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.
Daniel Lee Morse Thanks for the great pictures and the look into that foggy morning for the people who can't be there to experience it....
Barb Marzi Awesome Shot! Thanks for sharing!
Really enjoyed it! Can't wait to see the UP.
Loved the show. I have only been in the U.P. only once. watching this show makes me want to go again.
I really liked this episode. I look forward to watching the show every week. Tom does such a good job hosting it!
I loved it. I've lived in Michigan my whole life and I've never been able to really experience all the beautiful scenery. Your show has inspired me. Thank you so much.
Seeing the beautiful scenery makes me want to go there! (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)
Felt so lucky to catch the last 30 minutes of it! We recently experienced the western U. P. for the first time... Silver City, Mining, Porcupine Mt., Lake in the Clouds, Copper Harbor, oh my! The colors, the views were spectacular! Wish we had seen the whole episode, but you mentioned several other areas that we want to explore next year.
DeTour Village, MI
I've been watching Great Getaways for a lot of years, but I think that (episode #1517) was your best show ever.
I've been watching Great Getaways for a lot of years, but I think that (episode #1517) was your best show ever.
Clinton Township, MI
Just watched your program "Scenic Byway 2" and it was very beautiful, entertaining and informative about the UP. We will take a trip up north next spring. Thank you!
I grouse hunt with my dog up around there (Wagner Falls, Munising, MI). Beautiful in the fall.
Love the show Tom, it’s a great tool for planning my trips and adventures. You do a great job with the videos, and a big thank you for also promoting the local businesses. Will be watching the show and following your path for a long time to come!
This show was wonderful, informative and entertaining. We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful state as Michigan.
Grand Rapids, MI
I just watched your program on Pictured Rocks during the winter. It was fantastic and very well done. It makes me want to put that on my bucket list to do and experience. We have went on a tour of Pictured Rocks on our family vacation two years ago and made a wonderful memory of the days we spent up north hiking and site seeing the wonderful and friendly towns in the areas. The National Parks were well kept with much information for all ages. This program put a whole new face on seeing nature in the winter time and a new beauty of the same area. Thank you for you insight to make a program like the one I just watched!!
I have been in the Houghton Lake area for about 65 years. I like to get away to the "City" for cultural events and shopping, but I am ALWAYS happy to get back home! It is so comforting to see the same merchants year after year. And they, of course, also recognize the people who come back year after year. I didn't have a job that brought me into contact with a lot of people. So, I don't know a lot of people here. However, I happened to know almost all of the folks who showed you around! The Roscommon County episode was fantastic. I'd like to see one on summer activities!
Barbara Wiese There is so much to do in the Curtis area. Swimming, fishing, boating, lots of sightseeing sites, and of course all the winter fun. A perfect place for a relaxing vacation.