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Birmingham Bloomfield has easy access to many attractions located elsewhere in Michigan. Try out these places for a fun daytrip or overnight stay, but make sure you come back. Because there is a whole lot more to do in the Birmingham Bloomfield area!

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Air Zoo

Located at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport 6151 Portage Rd., Kalamazoo (866) 524-7966 • www.airzoo.org Billed as the giants of history, performance and accomplishment, the stars of this museum have names like Curtis P-40N Warhawk, F-18, F-14 Tomcat, SR-71 Blackbird and SBD Dauntless. There are full motion flight simulators, a 4-D theatre and amusement park rides for more excitement.

Alden B. Dow House & Studio

315 Post St., Midland (866) 315-7678 • www.abdow.org The architect son of the Dow Chemical Company founder built this house which is considered an excellent example of organic architecture surrounded by gardens and pond. It is open for tours.

Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

1000 E. Beltline NE, Grand Rapids (888) 957-1 580 •. www.meijergardens.org Numerous special collections include an arid, English perennial, seasonal, Victorian, woodlands, a children’s and Michigan farm garden. A sculpture park, garden trails and concert series are also featured. Call for special exhibits, hours and admission fees.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum

www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov • Library: 1000 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor 48109, (734) 205-0555. Located on the campus of the University of Michigan, the library holds historical materials including photos, documents, collections and oral histories available for research. • Museum: 303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids 49504, (616) 254-0400. The permanent collection highlights the President from his youth to his life in the White House. There is a replica of the Oval Office, a gallery of 1970s memorabilia and an interactive Cabinet Room. There are also temporary exhibits and educational program features.

Hartwick Pines State Park & Logging Museum

4216 Ranger Rd., Grayling (989) 348-7068 At 9,672 acres this park is one of the largest in the state. It still holds 49 acres of old growth pines, a museum that tells the tale of the “Shanty Boys”, four lakes and a wide variety of habitats.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

4000 Hwy. M-137, Interlochen (231) 276-7200 • www.interlochen.org Situated on 1,200 wooded acres between two lakes, this campus is all about the arts. There are public concerts, art and music festivals, summer arts program, adult art classes and boarding high school for visual and performing arts students.

Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House and Gardens of Saginaw

527 Ezra Rust Dr., Saginaw (989) 759-1648 • www.japaneseculturalcenter.org Three acres along the shore of Lake Linton, authentic tea house and ceremony. Open April thru October Tuesday-Saturday 12 Noon - 4:00 p.m

Leelanau Peninsula/Old Mission Peninsula

www.michiganwines.com Jutting out into the blue waters of Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay, these areas are worth touring for their vineyards and winery tours. Michigan is the fourth largest grape-growing state, has 101 commercial wineries, 15,000 acres of vineyards, and adds $300 million to the Michigan economy. Wine events calendar is available on the website.

City of Marshall

(800) 877-5163 Visitor’s Center • www.marshallmi.org Located at the crossroads of I-69 and I-94, this city is a perfect example of 19th century small town America. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark District. Attractions include the landmark Memorial Fountain, Cornwell’s Turkeyville professional dinner theatre, American Museum of Magic, Governor’s Mansion (1839), Town Hall (1857), Post Office and U.S. Postal Museum, Barton theatre organ, and much more!

Mackinaw Island (906) 847-3783 www.mackinawisland.org Step back in time to a unique setting undisturbed by modern means of transportation. Listen to the clip clop of horse drawn carriages shuttling residents and visitors alike to destinations around this jewel of an island located at the very tip of the mitt. Enjoy cocktails on the porch of the Grand Hotel or dine in one of the restaurants along the docks. Must do’s are a bike ride around the island, people watching at the Pink Pony and of course unhindered fudge tasting whenever, where ever you can. Make the journey!

Catch and Cook allows licensed charter boats to take their clients out on fishing trips and then stop at a large list of participating restaurants that will cook the fresh catch on the spot. Voila! Dinner is served. Depending on the lake and community there are lots of walleye, salmon, steelhead, whitefish, bass, lake and brown trout to make every angler and fish eater very happy. For all the details log on to www.michigancatchandcook.com

Hops & Suds

There are well over 200 breweries operating in Michigan. Michigan ranks 5th in the number of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs. A number of “beer centric” communitites dot the state including Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Ypsilanti, Traverse City, and Marquette. The glacier rich soil has made the state a brewers paradise. Check out www.westmichiganbeertours.com, www.grbeertours.com, www.tcbrewus.com and motorcitybrewtours.com

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Lifestyle - 2018 Community Guide

The Birmingham Bloomfield Lifestyle 2018 Community Guide  

The Birmingham Bloomfield Lifestyle is the premier community resource guide for the Birmingham Bloomfield area. Based on information content...

The Birmingham Bloomfield Lifestyle 2018 Community Guide  

The Birmingham Bloomfield Lifestyle is the premier community resource guide for the Birmingham Bloomfield area. Based on information content...