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April 13, 2006: Collapse at Miners Castle

Reaching back 12 years for a throwback Thursday post with an article originally published April 14, 2006 on Absolute Michigan... The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore reports that one of the two turrets on Miner's Castle is no more: On…
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Tracking Ice Cover on Michigan's Great Lakes

Shoreline Ice by Mark Swanson via today's Michigan in Pictures... Ice on Michigan's Great Lakes has become something of a phenomenon in the last few years, attracting photographers and thousands more to see the ephemeral beauty created…
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Happy Birthday to you, Mackinac Island State Park!

Mackinac Island National Park (now Mackinac Island State Park) was created on March 3, 1875. It was the second national park established in the nation, coming three years after Yellowstone. The park, a popular vacation destination since…
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Sunset on Mackinac

Stephanie of Stephanie Stevens Photography recently added a few timelapses from Mackinac Island to the Absolute Michigan pool on Flickr. About her incredible timelapse of Mackinac Island harbor at sunset, she writes: Hour & a halfish time…
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The Daily Michigan: A private tour of the Sleeping Bear Dunes with SBD Tours

Today on The Daily Michigan we have guided private explorer tour for up to six people through the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with SBD Tours! The emphasis is on the exploring as you check out sites like Pierce Stocking Drive &…
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Fly High at the Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Tournament

Every year the Kiwanis Ski Club in Iron Mountain holds the Pine Mountain Continental Cup Ski Jumping Competition, one of the best tournaments in the United world. The first competition was held in 1939, making 2012 is the 73rd annual. The…
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February is National Cherry Month!

Michigan Cherries by jdurchen Did you know that Michigan is the largest producer of Montmorency tart cherries, growing 70-75% of the crop? February is National Cherry Month, and the Cherry Marketing Institute (link below) has bushels of…
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February Michigan Event Calendar

Iron Works #2 - Cranbrook by MikeRyu Our Michigan February Event Calendar shows that the more the weather tries to keep us holed up, the more ways we find to get out and have fun!! Of course, there's still many, many more and we invite you…
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Invasive Species in the National Parks

Goby by swatzo Last year the National Park Service produced a series of short documentaries exploring invasive species in the Great Lakes. The series was funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative showing how invaders are changing the…
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January Michigan Event Calendar

Frankfort, Michigan Lighthouse and Beach by forestlady Here's a few highlights of the many events being held around Michigan for the month of January (be sure to click Read More to see them!). A lot of them are out in the snow for snowmobiles,…