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The "Tunnel of Trees" is a stretch of M-119 north of Petoskey that's known for some the best views of fall colors in Michigan.
7 Must-Visit Michigan Destinations You Can Get Into for Free

There’s no shortage of fun (and free) things to do in Michigan this fall.

Making your conversation partner feel heard is important to change their mind.
10 Tips to a Civil Conversation—and Actually Changing Someone’s Mind

Family get-togethers can be contentious, especially when dinner time turns into a free-for-all debate with your kooky uncle from away. But our democracy was founded on our ability to have productive debates over pertinent issues.

16 Michigan Traditions to Start with Your Family This Fall and Winter

Autumn has arrived in Michigan—and with a new season comes a host of new traditions that you can share with your family.

Let’s face it. With all that’s going on in the world, we need to look forward to something.
Eight Ways Michiganders Can Celebrate the Little Things in Life 

In the midst of it all, it can be easy to drift into autopilot without having anything to celebrate. So, here’s Nicole Collier's challenge for Michigan: Find something to celebrate every day.

A 2013 ArtPrize submission called "Kaleidoscopic" by Amanda Browder. (Experience Grand Rapids via Facebook)
Eye on the Prize: 9 Past ArtPrize Winners on Display in Grand Rapids

ArtPrize in Grand Rapids is a cherished time to soak in some of the finest contemporary art on the planet. This year’s competition lasts 18 days—but some of the best submissions from years past can be found on display all year round across Grand Rapids. 

Ashley Lefebvre and Ian Jones hold the ashes of their baby, who they named Rowan, while posing for a portrait in their home in Clay, N.Y., on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. Ashley Lefebvre had a surgical abortion this past May because the baby had Down syndrome and other abnormalities that were likely fatal. The baby would've been the couple's first child. (AP Photo/Lauren Petracca)
These Women Had To End Wanted Pregnancies. Here Are Their Stories.

Women say abortion care for medical reasons doesn't feel like a choice—instead they are forced upon them by the condition of the fetus they carry. And the constant drumbeat of new abortion bans, rulings and news since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade has reopened raw wounds.

National Hispanic Heritage Month will be honored, celebrated, and acknowledged throughout the state through art, film, authentic dishes, and educational efforts across many communities.
8 Ways Michiganders Can Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated across the US every year since the late 80s to recognize the contributions and influence that Hispanic Americans have had nationwide—including right here in Michigan.