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January 2023

What did you think of this week's show?

1/7/2023 - Episode 2001 "Ontario's Bruce Peninsula in Winter" (Grey & Bruce Counties, Ontario)

I saw the Bruce Peninsula show and would like to go next year. Who do I contact for information for motels and other things to see and do?
Dennis H.
Midland, MI

Hi Dennis, you can start with our online Travel Planner for the Bruce Peninsula episode here: Episode 2001 Travel Planner. You will find links and information for Bruce County and Grey County, Ontario as well as each stop we made in the show. Thanks for watching Great Getaways!

1/8/2023 - Episode 2001 "Ontario's Bruce Peninsula in Winter" (Grey & Bruce Counties, Ontario)

Looks like a great snowmobile trip option.
Catie S.
Twin Lake, MI

1/8/2023 - Episode 2001 "Ontario's Bruce Peninsula in Winter" (Grey & Bruce Counties, Ontario)

Enjoyed it.
David N.
Caledonia, MI

1/11/2023 - Episode 2001 "Ontario's Bruce Peninsula in Winter" (Grey & Bruce Counties, Ontario)

Very enjoyable! Lots of winter time variety!
Rick C.
Mason, MI

1/21/2023 - Episode 2003 "Winter Trails" (Houghton Lake, Michigan)

Fun show! Grandson lives in St. Helen and loves it ....I see why! Love the way you feature people from the area.
Freda D.
Onaway, MI

1/22/2023 - Episode 2001 "Ontario's Bruce Peninsula in Winter" (Grey & Bruce Counties, Ontario)

Awesome destination.
Joanne G.
Lowell, MI

1/22/2023 - Episode 1106 "The Keweenaw Peninsula"

I love this tour!!! It’s great to do on a hot summer day, go Underground and CHILL 🥶🥶🥶🙂. I been there 3 times…. I’m from the UPPER PENINSULA

1/29/2023 - Episode 1907 "GLBR Best of the Outdoors 1" (Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region)

Great job. Been there a few times. Always find something new and interesting. The TV program is very good. Gets us excited for another trip. -Rob and Margaret
Rob S.
Cincinnati, OH

February 2023

2/5/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 2004 "Lots of Snow")

Thanks Tom, for trudging through all that snow! Wow! You deserve to go home and have a warm drink! ☕️🥰

2/11/2023 - Episode 1913 "Pictured Rocks: The East End" (Grand Marais, Michigan)

Loved it. Would love to go there this summer.
Donald K.
Saginaw, MI

2/12/2023 - Episode 1913 "Pictured Rocks: The East End" (Grand Marais, Michigan)

The show was great. I had no idea how cool Michigan is. Thank you for sharing.
Nicholas P.
Dublin, GA

2/16/2023

I love Great Getaways! I appreciate getting to know more and more about our diverse and incredible state and the priceless people that have the fortune of calling all of Michigan home! My husband and I kayak the rivers and lakes as often as possible (yes, year around) as well as enjoying all of the rock hunting excursions we can find! Thank you!
Ronda T.
West Branch, MI

2/18/2023 - Episode 1901 "Hiawatha National Forest" (Michigan U.P.)

Awesome show. I'm retiring next week and I'm putting this trip on my bucket list!
Milton C.
Alpena, MI

2/19/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1902 "Hiawatha National Forest")

Great program!

2/24/2023 - Episode 2002 "Discover Winter in Escanaba" (Escanaba, Michigan)

Love it! Kevin is amazing voice for Esky.

2/25/2023 - Episode 2005 "Cadillac - Not the Car, The Town" (Cadillac, Michigan)

We had a great time hosting the Great Getaways crew! We hope to see you back in Cadillac again!
Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau
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2/25/2023 - Episode 2005 "Cadillac - Not the Car, The Town" (Cadillac, Michigan)

How spectacular to have a focus on Cadillac and some of the gifts our area has!
Papa's Preach
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2/26/2023 - Episode 2005 "Cadillac - Not the Car, The Town" (Cadillac, Michigan)

I love to fish and this area looks like a fantastic weekend.
Donald K.
Saginaw, MI

March 2023

3/1/2023 - Episode 2005 "Cadillac - Not the Car, The Town" (Cadillac, Michigan)

Great Video
Shahadat Tech Zone
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3/4/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1712 "Best of the Sunrise Coast")

We love Negwegon! Great place and a stop on our honeymoon over ten years ago. We spent a night in one of the campsites there. The main beach is absolutely gorgeous.

3/4/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1712 "Best of the Sunrise Coast")

I used to live about 6 miles from there, great beach, good times.
Marshall S.
Facebook Comment

3/4/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1712 "Best of the Sunrise Coast")

We did a great primitive camp there a few years back. Gorgeous

3/5/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1712 "Best of the Sunrise Coast")

I’ve been going to Negwegon for 40 years the most beautiful park on Lake Huron

3/18/2023 - Episode 2005 "Cadillac - Not the Car, The Town" (Cadillac, Michigan)

Love the episode Tom, after all these years watching you it never gets old….We are lucky to be able to wander this state and discover all her treasures!!
Morthwoodscamper53
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3/25/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1505 "Our Favorite Fishing Trips Pt1")

I always love watching that segment on Byron Lake. I’ve been going there since the late 70s.

4/8/2023 - Episode 2006 "Central Upper Peninsula Circle Tour" (Manistique, Michigan)

We absolutely loved this weeks show! We visit Manistique a few times every summer. Watching this episode got us excited for our next trip. Thanks for providing great episodes. We look forward to more!
Kim Z.
Vassar, MI

April 2023

4/8/2023 - Episode 2006 "Central Upper Peninsula Circle Tour" (Manistique, Michigan)

We absolutely loved this weeks show! We visit Manistique a few times every summer. Watching this episode got us excited for our next trip. Thanks for providing great episodes. We look forward to more!
Kim Z.
Vassar, MI

4/8/2023 - Episode 2006 "Central Upper Peninsula Circle Tour" (Manistique, Michigan)

Great show! Of course I love anything to do with the U.P.!!!

4/8/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 2006 "Central Upper Peninsula Circle Tour")

I can’t thank the show enough for providing me so many ideas for all the great trips that I continue to take having watched Tom for over 30 years

4/8/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 2006 "Central Upper Peninsula Circle Tour")

Truly the most activity driven travel show about Michigan and the Great Lakes region. Hiking, snowshoeing, CC skiing. The BEST!

4/8/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 2006 "Central Upper Peninsula Circle Tour")

Congrats guys on an awesome show! 20 years flies by, can I ask who sang your old song when it was called Northern Experience? I always liked that intro.

The Northern Experience theme song was by our good friend, singer-songwriter Dan Hall from the Flint area.

4/8/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 2006 "Central Upper Peninsula Circle Tour")

Thank you for the 20 years of Great Getaways tv! Awesome job you two and crew :)

4/9/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 2006 "Central Upper Peninsula Circle Tour")

Congratulations. Love the show. You’re our unofficial tour guide here in Michigan.

4/10/2023 - Episode 10015 "State Parks of Michigan's Upper Peninsula" (Michigan)

I actually saw this show on YouTube and loved it! Very informative. You did a great job showing highlights of each park.
Jacqueline C.
Belding, MI

4/15/2023 - Episode 2007 "Finest Trails on the Sunrise Coast" (Michigan's Sunrise Coast)

I appreciated the vistas over the Mighty AuSable River Highbanks hiking trails!
Greg P.
Breckenridge, MI

4/15/2023 - Episode 2007 "Finest Trails on the Sunrise Coast" (Michigan's Sunrise Coast)

I found it very relaxing to watch and enjoyed it. I always enjoy watching Great Getaways. Having the guide would be appreciated as it will help us plan future getaways for ourselves. Thank you.
Harold M.
Reese, MI

4/16/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 2007 "Finest Trails on the Sunrise Coast")

I love that park. (Negwegon State Park) I’ve been going there since '83, it never disappoints.

4/16/2023 - Episode 2007 "Finest Trails on the Sunrise Coast" (Michigan's Sunrise Coast)

Iargo Springs is a beautiful spot in Michigan. I travel to Tawas monthly and eat my lunch between clients at Iargo Springs.

4/17/2023 - Episode 2007 "Finest Trails on the Sunrise Coast" (Michigan's Sunrise Coast)

I love the area and learned a lot more from the show!
Chris C.
Otisville, MI

4/18/2023 - Episode 2007 "Finest Trails on the Sunrise Coast" (Michigan's Sunrise Coast)

I enjoyed seeing the AuSable River and the trails being shown. I remember this river from when my family used to go to Oscoda for our annual summer vacation when I was a child. This episode makes me want to go back to the Sunrise Side of Michigan! Thank you for showcasing this area of Michigan.
Laura K.
Frankenmuth, MI

4/20/2023 - Episode 2007 "Finest Trails on the Sunrise Coast" (Michigan's Sunrise Coast)

Great little known trails. My family has owned property west of Harrisville, and we currently own property off Hammond Bay. We look forward to exploring!
Donna K.
Laingsburg, MI

4/21/2023 - Episode 2006 "Central Upper Peninsula Circle Tour" (Schoolcraft County, Michigan)

Always love your videos. Would like to see another updated haywire run. That's my favorite trail when I go up there. Been running the trails out of munising since 97. Never gets old. We like the buckhorn lodges.

4/23/2023 - Episode 2008 "A Look Back: 20 Years of Making Memories" (Michigan / Great Lakes)

Great look back, especially that clip of Grand Marais, Minnesota. Didn't know it was that beautiful there.
Joseph I.
Greenbush, MI

4/24/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 2008 "A Look Back: 20 Years of Making Memories")

Best show around. Love it!

4/29/2023 - Episode 2007 "Finest Trails on the Sunrise Coast" (Michigan's Sunrise Coast)

Hiking sunrise coast was great.
Matthew N.
Wyandotte, MI

4/29/2023 - Episode 2005 "Cadillac - Not the Car, The Town" (Cadillac, Michigan)

Great show, I live an hour north of Cadillac in Traverse City but had never heard of the places you visited. My wife and I will be checking them out for trips this summer. Thanks for your show and all you do.
Charles K.
Traverse City, MI

4/30/2023 - Episode 2007 "Finest Trails on the Sunrise Coast" (Michigan's Sunrise Coast)

I loved your show on Hiking Trails in Northeast Michigan. We have such a beautiful state. Thank you for all the wonderful programs you have highlighting Michigan.
Linda A.
Kalamazoo, MI

May 2023

5/1/2023 - Episode 1507 "Ontario Waterfalls" (Grey County, Ontario)

Loved this episode. Very informative.
Gaye S.
Kingsville, ON

5/13/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1803 "Wilderness Waterfalls Part 2")

Another great show

5/19/2023 - Episode 2008 "A Look Back: 20 Years of Making Memories"

I remember the 90s show "Discovering the Northern Experience". Used to watch that every week with my Grandparents back in those days.

5/22/2023 - Instagram Photo (Episode 1813 "Wilderness Waterfalls Pt 3")

Was blessed to be there a week ago visiting several waterfalls in the area 😊

5/23/2023 - Episode 7725 Video Clip "Snowshoeing @ Lost Twin Lakes Pathway - Houghton Lake, MI"

This place is just 7 miles up the road from my parents house and I've walked the trails there in the summer but never thought of going snowshoeing there and my dad had a pair from when he used to go hunting in the UP.

5/26/2023 - Episode 1609 Video Clip "Paddling the AuSable River (Grayling, MI)"

Went here as a kid!! Loved it!! I took at least 8 trips down it!!

5/27/2023 - Episode 1605 "Great Lakes Bay Trails" (Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region)

It was a good show, they have more than I thought in that area, I was at Bay City Recreation and I thought it was a relatively small park. I didn't know they had an area right there with 2100 acres. I live in Greenbush near Oscoda and last week I was at Negwegon State Park and Ossineke Campground fronting Lake Huron and Presque Isle near Alpena. I went to Rockport State Park, Besser Natural Area (the other end of Rockport), New and Old Presque Isle Lighthouses, Thompson Harbor Stare Park (almost 8 miles of Lake Huron shoreline) and let me tell you, nothing beats up north.
Joseph I.
Greenbush, MI

5/29/2023 - Episode 2008 "A Look Back: 20 Years of Making Memories"

Just found your channel, great content! Hoping to visit UP in end of August for 1st time.

June 2023

6/1/2023 - Episode 2009 "Michigan State Parks of the Upper Peninsula"

I loved this show when it was on every weekend, I used to watch it religiously. Then I would head up and go to the places I just saw on the show .
The coward democrat
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6/3/2023 - Episode 2009 "Michigan State Parks of the Upper Peninsula" (Michigan's U.P.)

I liked seeing all the state parks around the UP. I have been to many of them and want to visit all of them. Very informative show.
Gail S.
Higgins Lake, MI

6/3/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 2009 "Michigan State Parks of the Upper Peninsula")

The show has provided great information to find the best spots in Michigan. I look forward to the show every week I have for decades.

6/3/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 2009 "Michigan State Parks of the Upper Peninsula")

Awesome show look forward to watching it every Sunday morning.

6/3/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 2009 "Michigan State Parks of the Upper Peninsula")

Another great show! Thanks.

6/4/2023 - Episode 2009 "Michigan State Parks of the Upper Peninsula" (Michigan's U.P.)

Porcupine Mountains State Park has a lot - waterfalls, trails, rivers, small mountain scenery and more, but I never hear anything about the 23 miles of beautiful Lake Superior shoreline that is has. To me, that's the best feature of the park.
Joseph I.
Greenbush, MI

6/4/2023 - Episode 2009 "Michigan State Parks of the Upper Peninsula" (Michigan's U.P.)

I really enjoy your shows. You sparked my interest in a waterfall tour. I am going to leave on a tour on June 13.
Dave B.
Oscoda, MI

6/5/2023 - Episode 1609 "Grayling: An Outdoor Sanctuary" (Grayling, Michigan)

What a great video! Thank you for sharing with us! Of course, liked and subscribed!

6/13/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1610 "Tom's Great Adventure")

Awesome episode.

6/21/2023 - Episode 1016 Video Clip "Boat Building - Tawas, MI"

So Dave Gilles is my grandpa and he passed some years ago. i like this video cause i can hear his voice again.

6/23/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1705 "Iosco County Blog")

Hey! That's our trail.

July 2023

7/1/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1905 "Hiking on the Niagara Escarpment")

Great show as always.

7/2/2023 - Episode 1809 "Our Favorite Hiking Trails" (Michigan / Ontario)

Love your show. Interesting to see the different trails along with your helpful hints.
Robin C.
Otsego, MI

7/2/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1905 "Hiking on the Niagara Escarpment")

Have done this hike many times.........followed by diving the wrecks and the Grotto in Tobermorey! Outstanding area for the outdoor enthusiasts.

7/3/2023 - Episode 1905 "Hiking on the Niagara Escarpment" (Bruce County, Ontario)

First time seeing it and we want to do it.
Judy C.
Clyde, OH

7/11/2023 - Episode 1211 Video Clip "Lake Saint Helen - Houghton Lake, MI"

I hope Bill is still enjoying the lake!
brianbarnum48414
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7/17/2023 - Instagram Photo (Episode 1812 "The Rifle River Recreation Area - Our Discovery Continues")

Love Rifle River and Grebe Lake. Great camping at the Ranch camp right on the river.

7/17/2023 - Instagram Photo (Episode 1807 "Up North Discovery")

We'd love for you guys to stop and check out the new shop!! We have so many new adventures. Thank you so much for this opportunity!!
rzrripnrentals
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7/22/2023 - Episode 1804 "Our Favorite Waterways" (Michigan / Ontario)

It was a very informative and beautiful show. Do you have any shows about the Black River in Gogebic County?
Mark B.
Bessemer, MI

Hi Mark, Great Getaways Episode 1813 "Wilderness Waterfalls Pt 3" featured several stops along the Black River. You can view our online Travel Planner for the Wilderness Waterfalls episodes here: Episodes 1802, 1803 & 1813 Travel Planner.

7/30/2023 - Episode 1613 "Thumbs Up" (Huron County, Michigan)

Great show. I've been to Port Austin, very nice town, underrated.
Joseph I.
Greenbush, MI

August 2023

8/7/2023 - Episode 1511 "Lighthouse Kayak Trip" (Bruce County, Ontario)

Very interesting about all the lighthouses and ship wrecks.
Sue W.
Linden, MI

8/10/2023 - Episode 1511 "Lighthouse Kayak Trip" (Bruce County, Ontario)

Very interesting. The Bruce has always been on my mind and this episode reignited my desire to go. Thanks.
Doug B.
Fremont, MI

8/15/2023 - Instagram Photo (Episode 1703 "Time To Go West")

Great episode! We love Ludington, just got back from a 4 day trip there for my daughter’s birthday end of July, perfect beach weather! The state park beach, Jamesport Brewery, moseying downtown, and Maritime Museum are all faves!
@strictlybitters
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8/24/2023 - Facebook Photo

Thank you for your show on white water rafting in the Piers Gorge. I just took the trip last weekend and it was amazing and tons of fun! Thanks again!

8/26/2023 - Episode 1204 "It Won't Hurt Us To Go To Curtis" (Curtis, Michigan)

Great show, will visit.
David D.
Lapeer, MI

8/27/2023 - Episode 1204 "It Won't Hurt Us To Go To Curtis" (Curtis, Michigan)

Great episode!
Russ M.
DeWitt, MI

8/27/2023 - Episode 1204 "It Won't Hurt Us To Go To Curtis" (Curtis, Michigan)

Loved it! It has now been added to my fall color tour that my friend and I will be taking this fall!
Deborah L.
Kalamazoo, MI

8/28/2023 - Episode 1204 "It Won't Hurt Us To Go To Curtis" (Curtis, Michigan)

It was great! We spend a lot of time in the UP, but not much around Curtis. This is now on the list!
Anji W.
Honor, MI

September 2023

9/2/2023 - Episode 1204 "It Won't Hurt Us To Go To Curtis" (Curtis, Michigan)

Always love your show!!!
Kimberly L.
Clinton Township, MI

9/5/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 2011 "A Fall Fantastic")

Great show!! Missed that when we lived up there!!

9/8/2023 - Facebook Photo ("Lake of the Clouds - Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park")

My personal favorite spot, nothing quite like it.

9/8/2023 - Facebook Photo ("Lake of the Clouds - Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park")

Love it up there, especially in the fall.

9/10/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1709 "A Trip Down Federal Forest Highway 13")

WHAT? Denny is catching a fish??? AMAZING!🤣😂 Love ya buddy!

9/11/2023 - Episode 1709 "A Trip Down Federal Forest Highway 13" (Hiawatha National Forest, Michigan)

Loved this show, we are going to take a trip up there next month. What is the name of the restaurant camel back? Is it still open?
Diane E.
Cedar, MI

The Camel Riders Restaurant has unfortunately closed. The restaurant can now be rented along with the other Camel Riders Resort cabins to stay in through airbnb. Enjoy your trip and thanks for watching Great Getaways!

9/11/2023 - Episode 1609 Video Clip "Hartwick Pines State Park - Grayling, MI"

The forests that rebuilt Chicago after the fire of 1871. Same year fires ravaged Michigan towns as well but lesser known to history. The logging boom had dwindled by then but these forests rebuilt Chicago and towns of Michigan up to Wisconsin.
pmccoy8924
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9/11/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1709 "A Trip Down Federal Forest Highway 13")

Love (Highway) 13, used to "shower" at flowing wells during our 10 day deer tent camp.

9/11/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1709 "A Trip Down Federal Forest Highway 13")

This past month we stayed several nights at Pete's Lake and Camp 7. We saw the northern lights at Camp 7.

9/11/2023 - Facebook Photo ("Lake of the Clouds - Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park")

Most beautiful gem in the USA!

9/14/2023 - Episode 1106 "The Keweenaw Peninsula" (Upper Peninsula, Michigan)

One of my favorite summer destinations!
@stevestowell-virtue3781
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9/18/2023 - Episode 8021 "Hiking In The Trees" (Grey County, Ontario)

My wife and I are approaching 70 but still very active. The thought of walking on that narrow bridge was very exhilarating.
Steve S.
Traverse City, MI

9/23/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 2012 "Autumn In The Wilderness")

Anytime Denny and Tom are coming to the Manistique area, I KNOW there will be good things going on. NEVER been disappointed in their visits. Always an adventure, always fun!
Winch Diller
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9/23/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 2012 "Autumn In The Wilderness")

Love the UP. Your UP shows have me clamoring to get up there as often as we can.

9/28/2023 - Episode 2012 "Autumn in the Wilderness" (Upper Peninsula, Michigan)

Tom...long time viewer; first time feedback. Your show last night on WCMU was excellent. I first visited Widewaters with my parents in 1959. Dad made a homebrew boat out of plywood that folded in half and we put it on our tent/trailer and had a wonderful camping trip over the years. One of my fondest memories is watching a small freight train go across FFH13 half way between Widewaters and Wetmore. The tracks are long gone and my wife Mary Jo has to listen to me whimper every time we cross the old railroad bed. Our camping days are over but we are still in love with the Munising area.

We also used to stay at the Pinewood Lodge which is on M28 a couple of miles past Au Train. Owners Jerry and Jennie Craig have passed away but our memories are still very vivid. And we still have our punch card for the Brownstone Inn but I see that Jeff and Deb no longer own it. Another excellent place.

We both love the U.P. and Houghton/Hancock is another area that you covered well. Even your trips to Alpena/Oscoda/Tawas are great as we previously lived in Saginaw for 25 years before moving up to Interlochen 10 years ago.

I grew to love your show when I worked for CMU Public Broadcasting for the last 7 years of my work life. I had the best job ever as I used to tell people I was paid to cross the Mackinac Bridge. CMU Public Broadcasting had transmitters from Mt Pleasant to Ludington to Flint and Bay City and all the way up to Sugar Island near the Soo. My job was to keep them on the air. Keep up the great work!
Greg S.
Interlochen, MI

9/30/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1516 "Color Tour Along US23")

Absolutely love Great Getaways!
Nicholas E.
Facebook Comment

9/30/2023 - Instagram Photo (Episode 1516 "Color Tour Along US23")

Great episode

October 2023

10/2/2023 - Episode 1516 "Color Tour Along US-23" (Michigan's Sunrise Coast)

Great show. Brought back fond memories of days gone by. Used to go to that area in younger days and great views great locale and Lumberman's Monument a golden treasure for sure. Plan on making a trip up to the area soon.
Mike S.
Saginaw, MI

10/8/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1913 "Pictured Rocks: The East End")

I love this show!
Jeanette D.
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10/11/2023 - Episode 1106 "The Keweenaw Peninsula" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

My wife and I ran into you guys on the trail to Montreal Falls. We still laugh about how surprised you were that she was hiking sleeveless on the hike! Keep up the good work!
@remoteworkforcekeweenaw4149
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10/11/2023 - Episode 1910 "Nostalgia Tour" (Houghton Lake, Michigan)

Cabin at exit 222, old 76😉 soooo love Houghton Lake 🙏 live in LA for 35 years, but love the memories this great channel 😁 Thank you for the great memories and peeps!
@ScreenLet
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10/20/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 2009 "Michigan State Parks of the Upper Peninsula")

Great stuff! Cindy & I were just up there a couple of weeks ago. Stayed at Straights, Tahquamenon, & Mclain. Visited Paradise, Lake of the Clouds, the Great Sand Bay (I remember you telling me about sitting there with Tom, enjoying an adult beverage and deciding on the name of your production company) and Copper Harbor as well as the Jam Pot (always a must when we are in the Keweenaw). Hiked Lower Tahquamenon trails as well as a number of trails in the Porkies. I know you were up there when we were & I half expected to cross paths with you. The UP is a special place indeed.

10/22/2023 - Episode 1304 "Great Getaways Fish Fry" (Schoolcraft County, Michigan)

Makes me want to go to the U.P. I would like info on campgrounds.
Chuck C.
Battle Creek, MI

10/22/2023 - Episode 1304 "Great Getaways Fish Fry" (Schoolcraft County, Michigan)

I loved this show. Very informative. Although all your shows are great!!!
Randy V.
Hamilton, MI

November 2023

11/4/2023 - Facebook Video (Dan Hall Talks Episode 1711 "Guardians of the Great Lakes")

Another great show, nice work.

11/5/2023 - Facebook Photo (Crisp Point Lighthouse - Episode 1710 "Guardians of the Great Lakes")

Been there. It's a long drive but worth it.

11/5/2023 - Episode 1106 "The Keweenaw Peninsula" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

I must visit.
Sam I Am (@samiam9647)
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11/13/2023 - Episode 2013 "Au Gres, Michigan: The City of Gritty Stone" (Au Gres)

Absolutely great community. I spent the last 5 years at our property here and loved every minute of it, before recently selling and moving to Oscoda for a new investment opportunity. But I highly recommend Au Gres, the people are always friendly and the fishing is off the charts. We had a family of Eagles that nested by our property and I never got used to seeing them up close they are stunning to watch hunt at dusk every evening. ❤ AuGres
Bif Tillbunny (@biftillbunny6563)
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11/17/2023 - Episode 1702 "Michigan's First Rails-To-Trails: Celebrating 50 Years" (Manistique, Michigan)

I grew up in the Eastern UP in the 70s, an avid bike rider, but had never heard of this trail. I canoed the Fox River in the 80s, cris-crossed the area by car a hundred times, still had never heard of it till now.
@delavan9141
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11/18/2023 - Facebook Photo (Indian Lake State Park - Episode 2009 "Michigan State Parks of the Upper Peninsula")

It was a great show.

11/18/2023 - Facebook Photo (Brimley State Park - Episode 2009 "Michigan State Parks of the Upper Peninsula")

Always love your show on PBS, channel 13 WNMU, and your music!

11/18/2023 - Facebook Photo (Brimley State Park - Episode 2009 "Michigan State Parks of the Upper Peninsula")

A great show as always , been watching for over 20 years and have traveled to many of the places you have featured. My favorite is Lake of the Clouds.

11/18/2023 - Episode 2009 "Michigan State Parks of the Upper Peninsula" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

The show on the upper peninsula state parks was great as are all of your other shows. However I was curious why you did not include the Baraga State Park?
James S.
Chassell, MI

Hi James, we squeezed in as many U.P. state parks as we could.

11/19/2023 - Facebook Photo (Brimley State Park - Episode 2009 "Michigan State Parks of the Upper Peninsula")

Watching now! The Upper Peninsula is ingrained in my heart ❤

11/20/2023 - Episode 2009 "Michigan State Parks of the Upper Peninsula" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

Loved the show!! My husband and I have lived here our whole lives but you always show us something new.
Constance S.
Alpena, MI

11/21/2023 - Episode 2009 "Michigan State Parks of the Upper Peninsula" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

We love the UP and have been to some of the parks. It was nice to learn about all and different things to do in each park. We enjoy the show no matter where you visit.
Diane T.
Bay City, MI

11/21/2023 - Episode 2009 "Michigan State Parks of the Upper Peninsula" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

Great coverage of UP state parks.
Troy C.
Plainwell, MI

11/21/2023 - Episode 2009 "Michigan State Parks of the Upper Peninsula" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

Awesome! Very great presentation of Michigan's Upper Peninsula!!!!!
Peggy F.
Bloomingdale, MI

11/25/2023 - Episode 1503 "Top of the Lake Scenic Byway" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. Made me want to travel extensively in the U.P. and explore all of the beautiful spots that were highlighted.
Amy H.
Ann Arbor, MI

11/27/2023 - Episode 1503 "Top of the Lake Scenic Byway" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

Loved it. need some info so we can plan a trip this summer.
Donald K.
Saginaw, MI

11/30/2023 - Facebook Photo ("Eating Pasties")

The way I look at it, enjoy pasties any way you like. I’m a ketchup guy, my Dad was a butter guy and my Mom and both my sisters were/are ketchup gals. Just enjoy.

11/30/2023 - Facebook Photo ("Eating Pasties")

Gravy for the win! Granny said if it needs ketchup, the kitchen needs a new cook...😆

11/30/2023 - Facebook Photo ("Eating Pasties")

I'm a Yooper woman myself and she is 100% wrong! Gravy for the win! Two reasons, the ketchup is cold and cools it down way too fast, and the taste.

11/30/2023 - Facebook Photo ("Eating Pasties")

Never mess with a Yooper woman, Tom. 😏 Ketchup 💯

11/30/2023 - Facebook Photo ("Eating Pasties")

You fight it out....just give me the PASTY!!!

December 2023

12/1/2023 - Facebook Photo ("Eating Pasties")

I love a pic of people enjoying PASTIES! ♥️ It is literally my job to facilitate and moderate Ketchup v. Gravy debates DAILY! I also hear people saying they use BBQ sauce, butter and sour cream like on a baked potato, ketchup AND MUSTARD, or ranch! 🤷🏼‍♀️
The Yooper Pasty Company
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12/1/2023 - Episode 1503 "Top of the Lake Scenic Byway" (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

It was a great show.
Deborah W.
Davison, MI

12/19/2023 - Episode 2013 "Au Gres, Michigan: The City of Gritty Stone" (Au Gres)

Thank you! Love your wonderful show.
James Gannon (@jamesgannon8914)
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12/21/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1603 "Winter on Tires and Shoes")

oh my gosh, you are right around the corner from my house. I walk the Chippewa Nature Center trails all the time. Thanks for coming to my neck of the woods.

12/23/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1801 "A U.P. Snowshoeing Adventure")

YOU and GREAT GETAWAYS are the very best. Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!
Nicholas E.
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12/23/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1801 "A U.P. Snowshoeing Adventure")

Wish we had snow to snowshoe on.

12/23/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1801 "A U.P. Snowshoeing Adventure")

It was a great show loved the fun!!

12/23/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1801 "A U.P. Snowshoeing Adventure")

Merry Christmas to you ,your staff and all ur viewers!

12/23/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1801 "A U.P. Snowshoeing Adventure")

☃️⛄️ Merry Christmas 🎅 🎄
Michelle K.
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12/23/2023 - Facebook Photo (Episode 1801 "A U.P. Snowshoeing Adventure")

Luv the show Great Getaways but friendly reminder; please do not Snowshoe over xc-ski trax 🙂 ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

12/31/2023

Is there a way to search your website for previous episodes? We are interested in episodes on Bruce Peninsula in Canada. Also did you ever cover the ferry from Bruce Peninsula to Manitolin Island?
Cal & Vicki P.
Hudsonville, MI

We are working on a search function for the website, but you can always look through the Great Getaways archives for past episodes. You can also explore Online Travel Planners by location, such as Bruce County, Ontario and Grey County, Ontario. I hope that helps you find what you're looking for. Thanks for watching Great Getaways!

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