It is National Michigan Day | Greater Lansing Area Moms

January 18th is National Michigan Day and here are a few ways to celebrate the Great Lake State – today or throughout the year.   

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Visit the state capitol and look up!  The capitol is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm and self guided tours are an option.  Find more information HERE

Plan a day to go look for Petoskey Stones.  Regardless of the time of year, head to Lake Michigan and good luck!   We have found Petoskey stones in inland lakes, on a ski hill in Cedar and in a campground in Harrison.  They are everywhere! 

How about the MSU Dairy Store or find a place to pick up a Melting Moments Cookie Sandwich – just a quick trip to pick up either of these Greater Lansing treats 🙂

*image of Sparty at the MSU Dairy story is from the MSU Dairy Store Facebook Page


Buy a Faygo and share a story from your childhood about this very sweet, fizzy treat from your childhood with your kids! #onetruepop

Same for Vernors, but this may be a time when you were not feeling so well since it is a widely known idea – Vernors cures.  Learn more about Vernors visit the Encyclopedia of Detroit – a site place to learn tidbits about southeast Michigan.

A nearby treat – Phillips Orchard for monster cookies or something a little healthier like apples – some are available year round.  A pint of cider or their Cider Slush – think of a Slurpee but made with apples (and much tastier) or something different all together. YUM!

Walk along the lake shore!  The state of Michigan hosts over 3000 linear miles of shoreline and is the nation’s longest freshwater shoreline!  

And while you are at the beach catch a sunset or start with a sunrise – or both in one day!

Splurge on some Michigan Mittens mittens.  Always have a map in hand – literally.  These gems are well known and cozy!

Plan a trip to the Mackinac Bridge to see the Blue Ice.   But in order to see the blue ice phenomenon, there needs to be ice.  So first keep an eye on the Mackinac Bridge live bridge cam – link HERE.  This photo was taken in March, 2018 and has not been quite this blue since. 

Want to read more about Blue Ice – take a look HERE.

Go book shopping or head to the library and check out the book by Denise Brennan-Nelson, Tallulah Mermaid of the Great Lakes – enjoy this adorable story of a mermaid who made her way to the Great Lakes!

Happy Michigan Day… It is always a good day to be a Michigander!  

Where is your favorite to go for a day trip in Michigan?  Please share, we are always looking for ideas and new places to visit!  

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