Last week I had a chance to sit down with Alex Beaton, founder of Awesome Mitten, who introduced me to her blog that’s dedicated helping Michigan residents discover all things awesome in their own backyard. In their first campaign, “365 Days of Awesome,” they are featuring one cool person, place, business, product, band, event, etc. from Michigan every day. From cool companies like Doorganics in Grand Rapids to innovative restaurants like Trailer Park’d in Lansing to the Showboat Concert Series in Lowell, Awesome Mitten and their regional editors bring you interesting stories of people, places and things to do that make Michigan such a great place to live.
A recent example is Day 63: Laketown Beach, in which Holland Area Regional Director Mike Guisinger writes:
Laketown is a bit off the beaten path but it’s worth finding. (For directions, click here.) It is sandwiched between two long stretches of private beachfront, so it is small, but rarely crowded. The beach may lack a lot of space, but it definitely makes up for it in serenity.
…Probably one of the biggest draws to Laketown isn’t actually within its boundaries however, but what is known locally as “The Bowl.” The Bowl is an gigantic sand bowl and allows you to be surrounded on all sides by enormous walls of sand. A landscape is truly like no other.
So tune into Awesome Mitten, and if you like them, you can even show your support with some Awesome Mitten clothing!