Episode Archives: 2020

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January 2020

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Episode #1601-001 | week of January 2, 2020

Roscommon County, Michigan

“Winter Getaway in Michigan's Other Great Lakes”

Roscommon County, Michigan has claim to the largest inland lake in Michigan along with the deepest. With all this water you know there is a going to be a ton of snow with lots of winter fun. Come and discover winter with us!

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Episode #1402-002 | week of January 9, 2020

throughout Michigan and Ontario

“Winter Wonderland”

We have had the opportunity to go to a lot of great places and see some great winter scenery. We decided it was time to put our favorites together in one show.

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Episode #1114-002 | week of January 16, 2020

Ogemaw County, Michigan

“It's Snow Time”

No better place to start winter than in the heart of Michigan. There is lots of snow for some great cross country skiing up and down the incredible hills of the Ogemaw County Pathways and what would a winter trip be without some ice fishing.

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Episode #1213-002 | week of January 23, 2020

Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

“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.

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Episode #1605-001 | week of January 30, 2020

Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region - Saginaw, Bay, Midland Counties

“Great Lakes Bay Trails”

As Michigan continues to build and promote trails for Hiking, Biking and Fun, this area brings some of the newest for your enjoyment.

February 2020

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Episode #1701-001 | week of February 6, 2020

Michigan's Sunrise Coast

“Huron Shores Circle Tour”

Our tour starts on the beautiful beach in Tawas then heads north to Sturgeon Point Light, back east to Reid Lake Foot Travel area and over to River Road Scenic Byway before ending at the Negwegon State Park. There are so many stops along the way that you will need to watch to enjoy them all.

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Episode #1702-001 | week of February 13, 2020

Manistique, Michigan

“Michigan's First Rails-To-Trails: Celebrating 50 Years”

In 1969 there were no Rail Trails in Michigan until the folks in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula banded together to make the old Superior Railroad line into the first one and by 1970 it was a reality. 2020 is the 50th anniversary and we will bike, ATV, snowmobile and ride on horseback to discover the beauty and history traveling from Lake Superior to Lake Michigan on Michigan’s first Rails to Trails.

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Episode #1106-002 | week of February 20, 2020

Michigan's Upper Peninsula

“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.

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Episode #1703-001 | week of February 27, 2020

Ludington, Michigan

“Time To Go West”

We will travel up Michigan’s western shore with stops at Lighthouses, Historic Museums and State Parks. Nothing but fun on this trip.

March 2020

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Episode #1204-002 | week of March 5, 2020

Curtis, Michigan

“It Won't Hurt Us to Go to Curtis”

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

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Episode #1405-002 | week of March 12, 2020

Ogemaw County, Michigan

“Ogemaw County Tour”

There is a lot of activity in Ogemaw County from biking, car shows, canoeing, history and so much more and we are going to experience a lot of it on today’s show.

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Episode #1102-002 | week of March 19, 2020

Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region - Bay, Saginaw, Midland Counties

“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.

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Episode #1104-002 | week of March 26, 2020

Lake St. Clair, Michigan

“The Nautical Heart of Michigan”

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.

April 2020

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Episode #906-002 | week of April 2, 2020

Hiawatha National Forest, Upper Peninsula, Michigan

“Big Island Canoe Area”

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.

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Episode #1704-001 | week of April 9, 2020

Ogemaw County, Michigan

“Ogemaw County Blog”

This is the second in our series of Facebook Video blogs. We share with you 12 months of adventures through Ogemaw County, everything from snowmobiling to Big Foot sightings in Ogemaw County.

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Episode #1702-001 | week of April 16, 2020

Manistique, Michigan

“Michigan's First Rails-To-Trails: Celebrating 50 Years”

In 1969 there were no Rail Trails in Michigan until the folks in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula banded together to make the old Superior Railroad line into the first one and by 1970 it was a reality. 2020 is the 50th anniversary and we will bike, ATV, snowmobile and ride on horseback to discover the beauty and history traveling from Lake Superior to Lake Michigan on Michigan’s first Rails to Trails.

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Episode #1503-002 | week of April 23, 2020

Michigan's Upper Peninsula

“Top of the Lake Scenic Byway”

Michigan’s newest Scenic Byway and maybe its most beautiful starts in St. Ignace and travels west to Thompson all along the top of Lake Michigan.

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Episode #1705-001 | week of April 30, 2020

Iosco County, Michigan

“Iosco County Blog”

This is the third in our series of Facebook Video blogs. We share with you 12 months of adventures through Iosco County, it includes everything from touring the famous Tawas Point light to kiteboarding the best kite site in the U.S.

May 2020

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Episode #1509-001 | week of May 7, 2020

Great Lakes Bay Region - Saginaw, Midland, Bay Counties, Michigan

“Great lakes Bay Getaway”

Welcome to our Great Lakes Bay Blog. A series of 2 to 3-minute videos showing you how to plan the perfect Great Getaway to the Great Lakes Bay region. This was the first in our Facebook blog shows.

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Episode #1706-001 | week of May 14, 2020

Roscommon County, Michigan

“Roscommon County”

We continue to bring you the newest videos from our travels, this is another in our short clips from Roscommon County. If you love the outdoors this is the show for you.

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Episode #1707-001 | week of May 21, 2020

Michigan's Sunrise Coast

“Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast” part 1

One of the best ways to see Michigan’s Sunrise Coast is on foot, whether you want to tour the National Forest, take a day hike along one of the most scenic rivers in the world, stroll along a beach with your children or go backpacking along a stretch of the Lake Huron Trail. We will show you all of our favorites along the “Sunrise Coast."

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Episode #1708-001 | week of May 28, 2020

Michigan's Sunrise Coast

“Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast” part 2

We continue our favorite Hikes with more miles of backpacking and day trip trails that reach as far as you desire to travel on foot into the Huron National Forest woods, where an excellent system of shelters and tent sites offer backpackers plenty of possibilities for exploration. Step away from the paved roads and onto the trail and you’ll soon find plenty of quiet and solitude as well as deer, eagles and loons.

June 2020

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Episode #1609-001 | week of June 4, 2020

Grayling, Michigan

“Grayling: An Outdoor Sanctuary”

Our constant pursuit for great Hiking, Biking and Canoeing and all the outdoors takes us to Grayling Michigan to discover all these and more.

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Episode #1503-002 | week of June 11, 2020

Michigan's Upper Peninsula (St. Ignace to Manistique)

“Top of the Lake Scenic Byway”

Michigan’s newest Scenic Byway and maybe its most beautiful starts in St. Ignace and travels west to Thompson all along the top of Lake Michigan.

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Episode #1606-001 | week of June 18, 2020

Michigan's Upper Peninsula (Manistique to Iron Mountain)

“Scenic Byway 2"

Our tour of the U.S. 2 scenic byway continues as we leave Manistique and continue West to Iron Mountain. Stops along the way include Fayette State Park, Big Bay De Noc and a trip to the top of Michigan’s oldest ski hill.

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Episode #1406-003 | week of June 25, 2020

Baldwin / Ludington, Michigan

“Where Is Baldwin?”

Baldwin, Michigan holds many exciting adventures from canoeing the beautiful Pere Marquette River to hiking the incredible Sand Dunes. We will explore the exciting Ludington State Park and climb the circular stairs to the top of the Big Sable Point Lighthouse.

July 2020

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Episode #1702-001 | week of July 2, 2020

Manistique, Michigan

“Michigan's First Rails to Trails: Celebrating 50 Years”

In 1969 there were no Rail Trails in Michigan until the folks in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula banded together to make the old Superior Railroad line into the first one and by 1970 it was a reality. 2020 is the 50th anniversary and we will bike, ATV, snowmobile, and ride on horseback to discover the beauty and history traveling from Lake Superior to Lake Michigan on Michigan’s first Rails to Trails.

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Episode #1605-001 | week of July 9, 2020

Great Lakes Bay Region, Michigan

“Great Lakes Bay Trails”

As Michigan continues to build and promote trails for Hiking, Biking and Fun, this area brings some of the newest for your enjoyment.

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Episode #1701-001 | week of July 16, 2020

Michigan's Sunrise Coast

“Huron Shores Circle Tour”

Our tour starts on the beautiful beach in Tawas then heads north to Sturgeon Point Light, back east to Reid Lake Foot Travel area and over to River Road Scenic Byway before ending at the Negwegon State Park. There are so many stops along the way that you will need to watch to enjoy them all.

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Episode #1106-002 | week of July 23, 2020

Michigan's Upper Peninsula

“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.

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Episode #1703-001 | week of July 30, 2020

Ludington, Michigan

“Time To Go West”

We will travel up Michigan’s western shore with stops at Lighthouses, Historic Museums and State Parks. Nothing but fun on this trip.

August 2020

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Episode #1101-002 | week of August 6, 2020

Huron / Sanilac Counties, Michigan

“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.”