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Dow Gardens: Midland Botanical Gardens Guide

Michigan’s parks and gardens are breathtakingly beautiful, and you can find proof of that at Dow Gardens in Midland, MI. If you’re looking for a road trip idea or simply need a brief respite into nature, plan to visit Dow Gardens soon.
The sprawling Dow Gardens are one of the Michigan’s top botanical gardens, featuring more than 100 acres of stunning floral displays and more. You’ll find hiking trails and the Dow home historical site, the Pines of Dow Gardens.
This Midland County travel destination is family-friendly, too. You’ll also find children’s gardens and a large playground, too.
Read on to discover everything you need to know about planning a visit Dow Gardens Midland.

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Train Rides in Michigan: 12 Best Scenic Train Trips)

Have you taken any train rides in Michigan lately?

With all the picturesque places across Michigan, it’s hard to plan out just how you’re going to see all the natural beauty in the state.

You could drive, but the views from the highway are often obstructed and less immersive than you might have hoped for.

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Mackinac Island Lilac Festival 2022: Your Complete Guide

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is scheduled for June 3-12, 2022.

When the lilacs bloom on Mackinac Island, their sweet, elegant aroma welcomes summer to northern Michigan and dresses the island in a debonair shade of purple.

For the 74th year, the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival will bring visitors from all around to celebrate the blooming of the over 250 different types of lilacs found on the island and whose plants have persisted there for over 200 years!

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2022 Holland Tulip Festival (MAP): Ultimate Guide to Michigan Tulip Time

In Holland Michigan, Spring means one thing: it’s Tulip Time. In this west Michigan city of the wooden shoe, Dutch Village and Dutch windmill, this annual flower festival celebrating the area’s rich connection to the Netherlands is a highlight of the year. Charming 8th street, the brick-paved lane that cuts through downtown Holland, takes on a festive air as Tulip Time nears.

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May Michigan Event Calendar (2022): BEST Things to Do in May in Michigan

In May, Michigan officially welcomes spring with open arms. A swath of green covers the state as trees bloom in full. Farm markets pop up again and offer local foods for fair prices and locals get out to explore a nature preserve or find other fun events in Michigan. 

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BEST Michigan Beach Towns (2022): Your Ultimate Guide to FUN

We ALL agree that Michigan beaches are amazing…but have you heard about our Michigan Beach Towns?

We’re talking about those spots just beyond the sparkling water and sandy beaches where you’ll find food, fun and memories…and if you’re lucky perhaps a glass of wine or craft beer and something fun to take home with you.

The very best beachtowns combine a little bit of everything: proximity to sparkling sand and surf; a walkable downtown area with plenty of fun shops and boutiques to browse and pick up a trinket or two; comfortable benches and/or a park to rest a bit; and some good restaurants or cafes to sample the local food.

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