Explore great winter happenings in Pure Michigan

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Cozy Romantic Getaways
Pack your bags and get ready for a relaxing, stress-free time and delight in all of the wonderful things that make your special getaway a time to savor. Here are a few suggestions to pique your romantic appetite. From the shore of Lake Superior to our quaint Lake Michigan shore towns, Michigan offers a perfect amorous getaway for everyone.
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On Tap in Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids serves up another round of “Cool Brews. Hot Eats.”  From February 17- March 1, more than 55 local restaurants will offer specially crafted dishes inspired by and paired with Michigan craft beers or hard ciders. The event, now in its second year, celebrates Grand Rapids’ status as Beer City USA—a title earned in both 2012 and 2013.
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Live Web Chat with Michigan-Native Comedian Sinbad
Mark your calendars! Thursday, February 20, we’ll chat live with Michigan-native comedian Sindbad. This year, the acclaimed entertainer will perform at LaughFest, March 6-16. Now in its fourth year, LaughFest features laughter in all forms including comedy, live performance, improv, film, and a variety of other seriously funny stuff.
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Cross Country Ski

Tranquil Cross Country Glides
It’s time to distance yourself from noisy crowds. Strap on the skis and enjoy the tranquility, peace and beauty of a glistening white wintry day as you glide across more than over 3,000 miles of snow-covered Nordic trails for an invigorating wintertime adventure. So, click on your bindings and hit the trails—because cross country skiing is Pure Michigan.
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Unbelievable Winter Weather Phenomena in Photos
It’s been quite the winter in Pure Michigan this year! The tremendous snowfall and sub-zero temps have inspired Mother Nature to transform Michigan’s already beautiful landscapes into wintry works of art. Our Pure Michigan Facebook fans have shared a number of astonishing photos with us. We invite you to check out this spectacular winter weather gallery.
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Nick Baumgartner

Michigan Native Olympian Nick Baumgartner in the Spotlight
Native Michigander and Olympic snowboarder Nick Baumgartner gives candid advice to beginner snowboarders, shares highlights of a career in the sport—and talks about what he loves about Pure Michigan in winter, snowboarding in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula and training for the Olympics.
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