Finally, a much needed and well-deserved vacation to Northern Michigan. Having never been to this region of the country before, everyone told me, “If you’re going Up North, you HAVE to go check out Sleeping Bear Dunes.” We did some research and found out that Sleeping Bear Dunes is a 35-mile section of coastline that has been designated a National Lakeshore. Sand Dunes, hiking trails, scenic vistas, historic towns (dating back to the days when the Great lakes were the superhighway of the region) are all part of the park. We decide to take a guided tour to make sure we don’t miss out on anything.

Just like that numerous blossoms have bloomed over the last week! Some areas are more dense with flowers than others, but for the most part we are at about 30% and are predicting full bloom to be within the next week (weather dependent). So if you're planning to see nature's display, don't delay and plan your visit! 

Water is our most precious resource, and in Michigan, we are lucky to have an abundance of lakes and rivers. Northern Michigan is known for its inland lakes with crystal clear water. Torch Lake, arguably the most famous of Michigan’s inland lakes, is renowned for its brilliant (dare I say, Caribbean) blue color.

It's official, cherry blossoms are starting to bloom! If you're wondering if this is a little earlier than usual, the answer is definitely yes! Most years, we don't see the tiny white flowers until mid-May. But just because they're early, it doesn't mean we can't enjoy them. Let's get started on where you can find them and what's coming up in the orchards around the area. 

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is the crown jewel of Michigan. Having received some recent high praise for the miles of scenic sand dunes, clear night skies, and vistas that span as far as the eye can see, we wanted to celebrate all the love one of our favorite regional landmarks is getting. If you love northern Michigan you may find yourself inspired to hike one of the beautiful trails or visit the beach this summer! 

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