As I travel I seem to meet quite a few people who spend almost no time at all visiting sites that are local to them. When I tell them what I’ve seen in their area, almost without exception I hear of their intention to someday visit.  Oddly enough I’m guilty of this to a large degree myself.  I have however, visited quite a few sites in my day but as most people are, I’m fascinated with sites overseas.  I’ve visited more places than I can recall so I’ve decided to list a few of them.


Allen Park Festival – I had a friend that lived in Allen Park for a while and have visited several times. They block off the central area and set up stages on both ends of the block for bands.  There are vendors out during the day selling various items, food, hand made crafts and a variety of exhibitors. It is a nice time with plenty of shopping or just hanging out.


Lakeside Campground – I rented a spot at Lakeside Camp Park, in Cedar Springs, Michigan to watch my nephew compete in the state track championships.

Commerce Township

Long’s Orchard and Cider Mill – I stopped by one weekend, it was a nice trip and I’m glad I did.


Greenfield Village – A friend had some tickets and gave them to me so I figured, what the heck.  If you’ve never been I suggest you go to see everything.  It is alive with history and a few of the places have actors reenacting events from the past.

DETROITI’ve been to so many events and places in Detroit, I’m giving it a dedicated page.


Bashar’s Middle Eastern & American Cuisine – A great place to eat


Melvindale Days – A nice little fair in downtown Melvindale.  It was sort of small the year I went but I still enjoyed it. A few rides, food and games. A good time for a family.


Metamora Days – This is a yearly event with hot air balloons, beer tent, food vendors and activities.  It was packed with people when went and I had a good time just eating and watching people.


Great Lakes Fair – I actually attended the first one when it reopened after being cancelled for years and years.  There were plenty of rides, and a small area with farm animals.  This thing will get big as we move forward and will be hugely popular.


Blue Water Sand Fest – Some organization or individual in Port Huron arranges for sand sculptors to come in and carve various caricatures out of sand. Impressive and if you have a chance, stop by.


Arts Beats n Eats – This place has been absolutely packed and covers a large part of the downtown area in Royal Oak. There are more food vendors than you can believe.  They normally have areas dedicated to some type of music genre and all sorts of items for sale, crafts, artisans, local vendors.  If parking is an issue, there are buses that run back and forth between a parking area and the site.  I had a good time and may return, but just be prepared for the crowds.


Hummingbird Moth – Ever seen one? Me neither until now.


Kewadin Casino – I was in St. Ignace and decided to drop in as there wasn’t much else to do in the area during the short time I was there


Sandusky and sanilac county – Ever been to Sanilac county?  It has turned into the “Up North” I see.  Probably due to the rural nature of the area and proximity to the city, people are buying houses and calling it a trip up north and it sort of is actually.  Forests, farm land, hunting, it has it all for a weekend of fun.


Bob Evans Restaurant – Good food, nice environment


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