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January 2021

What did you think of this week's show?

1/9/2021 - Episode 1801 "A UP Snowshoeing Adventure" (Michigan U.P.)

Thank you for taking me on the journey with you. Love Michigan. Love home.
Silver Smith8
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1/9/2021 - "The Mystique of Manistique" (Manistique, Michigan)

Great episode Tom! I love spending time in the Manistique area, and now I have more places to find thanks to your show.

1/11/2020 - Episode 1801 "A U.P. Snowshoeing Adventure" (Manistique MI)

Nice show. I always wanted information on Fayette Park. I will now plan a trip there. Thank you for the nice show.
Ed Bialek
Bay City, MI

February 2021

2/1/2021 - Episode 1707 "Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast - part 1"

It looked really beautiful and peaceful.
Jim Scalzo
Bay City, MI

2/1/2021 - Episode 1707 "Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast - part 1"

Wonderful views and information! We would like to plan a trip to the area now. Thank you!
Pamela Meyer
Kalamazoo, MI

2/2/2021 - Episode 1707 "Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast - part 1"

Great show, I never knew there was so much to do on the Sunrise Coast. Looking forward to the guide so I can plan my summer travels.
Patricia Schmidt
Westland, MI

2/2/2021 - Episode 1707 "Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast - part 1"

Loved the trail review on the Sunrise Side. Will definitely try the hiking through there.
Jon Person
Ortonville, MI

2/2/2021 - Episode 1707 "Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast - part 1"

Very informative. I did not know about this state park prior to your show.
Tracey Moyer
Grawn, MI

2/3/2021 - Episode 1110 "Tawas Bay Circle Tour"

Excellent! Beautiful scenery and I love Tom's sense of humor!!!
Jeanne Riddle
Sterling Heights, MI

2/4/2021 - Episode 1707 "Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast - part 1"

As always, this episode made us want to visit the Tawas area. We are planning a trip for May when the warblers are passing through and would like any info regarding the area. We enjoy all the episodes of Great Getaways and always look forward to learning about the places that are presented.
Karen Lamia
Marquette, MI

2/5/2021 - Episode 1109 "Lake Superior's South Shore" (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan & the Eastern Upper Peninsula)

Great job on this video. It deserves a million views.
Dan Vaught
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2/6/2021 - Episode 1708 "Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast - part 2"

Loved all the hidden trails we didn't know were there. We had just visited the area last summer. We will definitely go back!!
Gary Maurer
Vassar, MI

2/6/2021 - Episode 1708 "Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast - part 2"

Great show! Loved the AuSable River island campsites! Also along the river sites!
Cathy Lovett
Burton, MI

2/7/2021 - Episode 1708 "Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast - part 2"

It was great. Made me want to go hike and camp there.
Brenna Hendrix
Kalamazoo, MI

2/7/2021 - Episode 1708 "Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast - part 2"

Loved it! Always enjoy the show.
Marjorie DeVisser
Vicksburg, MI

2/8/2021 - Episode 1708 "Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast - part 2"

This was my first ever episode and this provided great information for my next hike. My wife and I will head this way in the spring.
Steve Morreale
Midland, MI

2/8/2021 - Episode 1708 "Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast - part 2"

I loved it! Can't wait to get up there and hike it, did't realize there was such nice hiking trails in that area!! So beautiful too.
Susan Plude
Fenton, MI

2/9/2021 - Episode 1708 "Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast - part 2"

I absolutely loved the show and I am looking for the horshoe island camp site it featured but cannot find it. Do you have more information?
Andrew McCormack
Livonia, MI

You can find information on the two "Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast" episodes of Great Getaways on our online travel planner here: Episode 1707/1708 Travel Planner. Specific information about the Horseshoe Island campsite can be found on the Huron-Manistee National Forests website AuSable River Primitive Camping page and at recreation.gov. The island campsites are numbers 041C (website) and 037C (website). I hope that information helps. Thanks for watching Great Getaways!

2/10/2021 - Episode 1708 "Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast - part 2"

(This episode) has me rethinking my preference for the other side of the state.
Dennis Moser
Oxford, MI

2/13/2021 - Episode 1802 "Wilderness Waterfalls" (Michigan U.P.)

Loved this show! We are in the process of planning a UP trip later in the year and what a great idea.
Angela Wiserman
Honor, MI

2/13/2021 - Episode 1802 "Wilderness Waterfalls" (Michigan U.P.)

I loved it. I enjoy travel shows about Michigan
Richard Barrett
Harrison, MI

2/14/2021 - Episode 1802 "Wilderness Waterfalls" (Michigan U.P.)

Great show and makes me want to do this same trip.
Michael Lyzenga
Alto, MI

2/14/2021 - Episode 1802 "Wilderness Waterfalls" (Michigan U.P.)

It was great, makes me want to get back to the UP this fall and maybe in a RV like you did. It looks like fun thanks for all the great shows.
Ken Aalderink
Holland, MI

2/15/2021 - Episode 1802 "Wilderness Waterfalls" (Michigan U.P.)

I love your waterfall episodes
beatfarmerfan
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2/15/2021 - Episode 1802 "Wilderness Waterfalls" (Michigan U.P.)

Great! Very useful info for trips to take. Love the show. Tom, you do a nice job each week, and I look forward to watching. Keep up the great work!
Mark Dillingham
Holt, MI

2/15/2021 - Episode 1802 "Wilderness Waterfalls" (Michigan U.P.)

A great show! I never knew there were so many wonderful waterfalls in the U.P. Thanks for showing me lots of places to visit right here in my home state of Michigan.
John Goy
Traverse City, MI

2/16/2021 - Episode 1802 "Wilderness Waterfalls" (Michigan U.P.)

I loved it! Just was flipping thru channels and stumbled on it. As I began to listen I realized it was the guys from The Northern Experience I used to watch in my younger days! So glad to find you all again. My parents just sold our home in Naubinway and I just purchased a travel trailer to keep coming to the UP. I will make sure to watch for this show.
Ruth Kerbyson
Howell, MI

2/20/2021 - Episode 1503 "Top of the Lake Scenic Byway" (Michigan U.P.)

Tom and Great Getaways are the absolute best!
Nicholas Ehrmann
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2/20/2021 - Episode 1503 "Top of the Lake Scenic Byway" (Michigan U.P.)

Cut River Bridge and Gorge is a beautiful, oft overlooked spot.

2/20/2021 - Episode 1802 "Wilderness Waterfalls" (Michigan U.P.)

Definitely would like a map like the one shown on the program. We would like to tour these falls listed! Really enjoyed how the program was put together, made us want to get going!! Thank You
Sandra Wangler
West Branch, MI

2/21/2021 - Episode 1503 "Top of the Lake Scenic Byway" (Michigan U.P.)

Awesome. We did part of the route years ago. Would like your guide so we can go again with a little more insight. Thanks for everything you guys do.
Cindy Drenth
Belmont, MI

2/23/2021 - Episode 1802 "Wilderness Waterfalls" (Michigan U.P.)

During this time, it is great to watch greatgetaways to plan our next getaway. My wife and I were wondering when the next episode of "Wilderness waterfalls part 2" will air? Please let us know. Thanks for allowing us to enjoy the trip!
Andrew Kapusta Jr
Clinton Township, MI

We are currently working on 1803 "Wilderness Waterfalls" part 2 which is scheduled to run in April.

March 2021

3/28/2021 - Episode 1501 "Annual Heritage Coast Sail Days on Lake Huron" (Tawas Bay, michigan)

Loved it. I liked that the Tawas Bay is shallower and warmer to be able to take grandchildren to play. The museum and light house looked interesting as well. Smoked fish sounded delicious.
Jill Adams
Shelby, MI

3/31/2021 - Episode 1501 "Annual Heritage Coast Sail Days on Lake Huron" (Tawas Bay, michigan)

I loved the show about Tawas! Beautiful! The picnic site was gorgeous!
Marianne Look
Commerce Township, MI

April 2021

4/1/2021 - Episode 1501 "Annual Heritage Coast Sail Days on Lake Huron" (Tawas Bay, michigan)

Very enlightening and very beautiful area of our state.
Christopher Ellis
Owosso, MI

4/10/2021 - Episode 1803 "Wilderness Waterfalls pt2" (Michigan U.P.)

So so beautiful! Tom, Todd, Dennis interesting. Made me smile and oooh and awwwh. Helps people who can go there get there and those who cant go get to appreciate the beauty.
Cecelia Korpi
Ishpeming, MI

4/13/2021 - Episode 1106 "The Keweenaw Peninsula" (Michigan U.P.)

This channel has quickly become one of my favorites! Thanks!
Andrew James
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4/20/2021 - Episode 1803 "Wilderness Waterfalls pt2" (Michigan U.P.)

We will be in the UP in August and plan to visit the waterfalls. It will be our first experience visiting these wonderful sites. Thank you for bringing this opportunity to explore our great state.
Andrew Kapusta Jr
Clinton Township, MI

4/25/2021 - Episode 1803 "Wilderness Waterfalls" (Michigan U.P.)

Thanks for sharing these shows. Always Enjoyable.
Dlfreighter watcher
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4/26/2021 - Episode 1701 "Huron Shores Circle Tour" (Michigan's Sunrise Coast')

I enjoy watching all the different episodes very educational to venture out and enjoy our beautiful state of Michigan. I have a cottage on Lake Huron in Black River - love the treasures you bring to places I have yet to discover. Thank you for all your information on places to visit.
Bridgitte Nequisy
Corunna, MI

4/27/2021 - Episode 1701 "Huron Shores Circle Tour" (Michigan's Sunrise Coast')

I like seeing programs that spotlight the beauty of Michigan.
Val Lea
Waterford, MI

May 2021

5/16/2021 - Episode 1106 "The Keweenaw Peninsula" (Michigan U.P.)

Great show. Very informative. Makes you want to plan a trip right away.
Kathy Dunn
Coldwater, MI

5/17/2021 - Episode 1802 "Wilderness Waterfalls" (Michigan U.P.)

Amazing, as always! I LOVE this show.
Debbie La Count
East Jordan, MI

5/17/2021 - Episode 1802 "Wilderness Waterfalls" (Michigan U.P.)

We really enjoyed it and would be interested in seeing some of these falls as well. Michigan is indeed a very beautiful state and we have so very much to enjoy and appreciate all around us.
Don Nunn
Reed City, MI

5/30/2021 - Episode 1807 "Up North Discovery" part 1 (Roscommon County, Michigan)

Your program is favorite starter for our movie nights. My wife and I greatly enjoy your program. Recently, your programs on Ogemaw County, Houghton Lake, Roscommon County have caught our attention as I was transferred to West Branch. Keep up the excellent you and your team for Michigan.

5/30/2021 - Episode 1807 "Up North Discovery" part 1 (Roscommon County, Michigan)

I have been all over Michigan but I have never visited Houghton Lake. I have canoed part of the AuSable in the Oscoda area. That kayak launch is awesome. ~Scotty
Simple Life, Big Adventures
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June 2021

6/5/2021 - Episode 1808 "Rural Garden Tour" (Grey/Bruce, Ontario)

Love your show! I usually watch them on Thursday night when they come out, and then again online on Saturday morning.

6/12/2021 - Episode 1809 "The Best Hiking Trails in the Midwest" (Michigan / Ontario)

Another great one, ty for sharing.
ben terwellen
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6/12/2021 - Episode 1809 "The Best Hiking Trails in the Midwest" (Michigan / Ontario)

Another great episode! Thanks everybody. 👍

6/20/2021 - Episode 1810 "Roscommon County Circle Tour" (Roscommon County, Michigan)

Great show, a lot of places to go in that area. Especially liked that area with the old buildings. Reminds me a little of Greenfield Village.
Joseph Iellamo
Greenbush, MI

6/28/2021 - Episode 1507 "Ontario Waterfalls" (Grey County, Ontario)

Great episode. Now we hope Canada will let us in in August.
MaryAnn DeGood
Honor, MI

July 2021

7/11/2021 - Episode 1605 "Great Lakes Bay Trails" (Great Lakes Bay Region, Michigan)

I liked the show. The trails were very cool. And kayaking the river was sweet. Great show, keep up the good work!!
Tim Knarian
Allegan, MI

7/13/2021 - Episode 1605 "Great Lakes Bay Trails" (Great Lakes Bay Region, Michigan)

It takes me back when I was a young child enjoying family vacations up north and spending summers at my grandparents cottage near East Tawas, Michigan.
Lisa Wheeler
Kalamazoo, MI

7/20/2021 - Episode 1702 "Haywire Grade 50 Years" (Manistique, Michigan)

I am new to Michigan, however my wife is from this beautiful state and I wish to enjoy all that God has created here and find your shows very entertaining, informing and educational.
Brian Moore
Houghton Lake, MI

7/25/2021 - Episode 1106 "The Keweenaw Peninsula" (Upper Peninsula, Michigan)

Thank you for the information, Great show. We are planning on going there in September.
Rick Vander Wall
Grandville, MI

7/26/2021 - Episode 1806 "A U.P. Adventure" (Schoolcraft County, Michigan)

Terrific as always!
Ronald Telners
Wixom, MI

August 2021

8/2/2021 - Episode 1811 "Small Town Shops Up North" (Roscommon County, Michigan)

I like the small town shops episode much better than the trails and trees of most shows. Do more of the small towns. I have watched you since the beginning.
Doug Schlappi
Sunfield, MI

8/16/2021 - Episode 1609 "Grayling: An Outdoor Sanctuary" (Grayling, Michigan)

Going to check out Glory Lake and Bright Lake for trout! Hopefully we find some.

8/6/2021 - Episode 1709 "A Trip Down Federal Forest Highway 13" (Upper Peninsula, Michigan)

I spent my summers on Lake Stevens and my aunt and uncle, Donna and Keith Stemen owned the Midway store in the late 70’s and early 80’s.
Steve Welsh
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8/20/2021 - Episode 10020 "Isle Royale" (Lake Superior, Michigan)

😥😥😥 Man, I miss you guys on my TV - Channel 56.1 in Detroit. Glad you've made it to YouTube 👍🏻👍🏻
Paul Betka
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8/21/2021 - Episode 1812 "Rifle River Recreation Area" (Ogemaw County, Michigan)

I just love RRR (Rifle River Recreation Area) ...one of my favorite campgrounds.<3
Robbie Davis
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8/21/2021 - Episode 1812 "Rifle River Recreation Area" (Ogemaw County, Michigan)

Loved this episode. Will be heading there in the next few weeks.
Jeffrey Showers
North Branch, MI

8/26/2021 - Episode 10015 "State Parks of Michigan's Upper Peninsula"

I have never been to the U.P. And it is absolutely beautiful. The furthest I have been is Mackinaw City. It is SO beautiful.
Colleen Marcus
Grand Rapids, MI

8/28/2021 - Episode 1709 "A Trip Down Federal Forest Highway 13" (Upper Peninsula, Michigan)

We love how Tom gets off the beaten path. Anxious to visit some of this area.
Carrie Gilley
Kingston, MI

8/29/2021 - Episode 1709 "A Trip Down Federal Forest Highway 13" (Upper Peninsula, Michigan)

This was the first time I have watched Great Getaways. I found it to be very informative and interesting. It made me want to take a drive down Hwy 13, in which I had never heard of before until watching the episode. Hopefully can take a trip there soon!
Michele Hetzer
Montrose, MI

8/29/2021 - Episode 1709 "A Trip Down Federal Forest Highway 13" (Upper Peninsula, Michigan)

I have never been to the U.P. And it is absolutely beautiful. The furthest I have been is Mackinaw City. It is SO beautiful.
Colleen Marcus
Grand Rapids, MI

September 2021

9/14/2021 - Episode 1802 "Wilderness Waterfalls" (Michigan U.P.)

This was my favorite episode by far. Great commentary and great video footage of the waterfalls and surrounding beauty. I will be visiting these falls in the future!!
Chip Hescott
Harbor Springs, MI

9/14/2021 - Episode 1802 "Wilderness Waterfalls" (Michigan U.P.)

Love seeing the beautiful waterfalls of MI. I was surprised that there was still a lot of water flowing thru the falls.
Timothy McCollum
Portage, MI

9/21/2021 - Episode 1803 "Wilderness Waterfalls pt2" (Michigan U.P.)

Didn't know there were so many waterfalls in the U.P.
Joseph Iellamo
Greenbush, MI