Some of @cassondra.wanders recent favorites were…
🍷🍺🍸Alma Brewing Co in Alma
➡️ In the midst of a craft beer craze, @almabrewingco is no stranger. Featuring artisan craft beers and wines, housed in a cozy historic brewery/winery/restaurant setting. Enjoy hand crafted ales and wine alongside steak, seafood, appetizers and/or pub food, with brewery views and a quaint historic downtown streetscape.
🍎🥧🍩 Apple Barrel Cider Mill in Ithaca
➡️ Stop in Apple Barrel Cider Mill and step back in time! A rustic decorated, relaxed atmosphere, serving fresh donuts daily and seasonal produce. With a gift shop selling locally made crafts, honey and maple syrup; and a made from scratch bakery specializing in homemade pies, donuts, fudge and more.
@frommichiganwithloveblog favorites she has been to include…
🍎Merry Hearted Cidery in Gladwin – Choose from over 20 flavors of hard cider – try a flight to sample a few or a full glass! The apples and fruits used to make the cider are locally grown & use no artificial flavors. Bonus if you’re visiting with children – The Fruitful Orchard & Cider Mill share the space! So pop in next door for some “soft” cider & donuts. Food trucks, swings, and backyard games are also set up out back so it’s a fun place for all!
🍷@blackstarfarms in Sutton’s Bay – If you’re looking for a fun romantic day trip this winter, look no further than Black Star Farms in Sutton’s Bay! Take advantage of their Snowshoes, Vines & Wines on Saturday’s when it’s snowy. Explore up to 4 different trails around the winery & vineyards. Then warm up to mulled wine on their patio. We loved our time here so much we joined their wine club!
🍻@hoplotbrewingco in Sutton’s Bay – Hop Lot offered igloo dining back before (you know what) reared its ugly head! And if you think about, it is an awesome concept! Hop Lot embraces the outdoors and all 4 beautiful seasons Michigan offers. Before you go, visit their website to see if they allow reservations or it’s first come, first serve (changes often). There are also fire pits and other open air picnic tables to sit at. If visiting with little ones, we LOVED the igloos- it keeps all that excitement contained within the dome. And the beer & food are delicious & served up fast!
If you like beer & the environment, @allnatural.adventures recommends checking out Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids.
✅ First LEED certified microbrewery in the world
✅ Refreshing European inspired beers
✅ Amazing menu made from scratch & locally sourced
✅ Unique indoor dining in a refurbished chapel
✅ Lovely patio dining outdoors
For sustainable wineries, @greenbirdcellars in Northport and @waterfirevineyards by Torch Lake are both on the bucket list!
@mrswebersneighborhood recent favorites include:
🍻 @onewellbrewing in Kalamazoo. This spot is super close to the Air Zoo and makes a great day trip. With awesome food, tons of games and pinball machines, my kids didn’t want to leave!
🍷 @horrocksfarmmarket in Lansing. Having a drink before shopping for gourmet goodies is SO ridiculously fun. The kids can check out the plants and enjoy the sunshine and then get rewarded with some bulk candy 🍭
For at-home game nights with the kids, we love picking up some local brews or wine from some of our favorite local spots – @eternitybrewing, @aberrant_ales or the @howellwinery or mixing a cocktail with Michigan based @inboozekits 😋
@exploremichiganmore shared her favorite breweries and cider yard!
@badbrewing in Mason, MI Want amazing customer service and a friendly atmosphere? You’ve come to the right place. You’ll love the patio here for your family. Their event calendar will help you find events such as live music and trivia night. They have food that is mainly Michigan sourced (have to love that!) They are still testing kitchen hours to see what best serves their customers, make sure to head to their website for the latest.
If it wasn’t already the perfect stop for family fun @unclejohns_cidermill recently added the Cider Yard! The yard is open on Saturdays and Sundays 12-6pm. There is outside seating, games, bonfire pits, and different cider options. Be sure to check their website for when food trucks and live music are available!
@spicerswinery in Fenton, features a variety of fruit wines and hard ciders. They even have a grille that has a kids menu. A trip to the @spicerorchards and winery guarantees a day of fun for the whole family.
To celebrate the fabulous 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝗮𝗹𝗹, 3 local Michigan bloggers collaborated for September to share what they’re looking forward to this fall. Check out #MIFavoritePlaces post on Instagram to see more!
Michigan bloggers included in the Fall campaign:
National Lighthouse Day is coming up on August 7! Michigan is blessed with 124 lighthouses – the most of any state! So save this post if you’re hoping to visit any of our beautiful lighthouses soon! Contributors for the July’s Lighthouse theme, MI Favorite places campaign on Instagram, shared their inspiration and recommendations for others … Continue reading Michigan Favorite Lighthouses #MIFavoritePlaces
Are you planning any trips to the beach this summer? 🏖 Whether it’s our Great Lakes or one of our many inland lakes, there are plenty of options in Michigan! Six local Michigan lovers shared their favorite beach spots for 2021! Follow these accounts for more inspiring Michigan content! @cassondra.wanders – https://cassondrawanderstheworld.com @mrswebersneighborhood – https://mrswebersneighborhood.com … Continue reading Michigan Favorite Places with Beaches #MIFavoritePlaces
Now that spring is in full bloom, five Michigan lovers got together to share their favorite floral spots and places to stop & smell the roses (or lavender, peonies, etc). Check out the suggestions below for more Michigan travel inspiration! @cassondra.wanders – https://cassondrawanderstheworld.com @mrswebersneighborhood – https://mrswebersneighborhood.com @frommichiganwithloveblog – https://frommichiganwithloveblog.com @lansing_area_littles – https://lansingarealittles.com @allnatural.adventures – https://allnaturaladventures.com … Continue reading Michigan Favorite Places with Flowers #MIFavoritePlaces
Where are your favorite travel destinations in Michigan? ✋ Asked, 6 Adventurous Michiganders recently, in their first #MIFavoritePlaces community campaign on Instagram. @cassondra.wanders – https://cassondrawanderstheworld.com @mrswebersneighborhood – https://mrswebersneighborhood.com @frommichiganwithloveblog – https://frommichiganwithloveblog.com @lansing_area_littles – https://lansingarealittles.com @allnatural.adventures – https://allnaturaladventures.com @discovertc With a goal to inspire and promote travel throughout Michigan, the group shares monthly favorite Michigan spots and … Continue reading Michigan Favorite Places to Visit #MIFavoritePlaces