Normally one of the most impressive events in Michigan over the Labor Day weekend is the annual walk across the Mackinac Bridge. In previous years, thousands would line up for the five mile walk across the Mighty Mac, but due to the pandemic that event is shut down this year. Planners of the annual walk have said this is the first time in history the walk will not take place, but they look forward to seeing you in 2021.

If you haven't made plans yet for the long holiday weekend, you still have time and plenty of options.

When is the last time you took the family to Frankenmuth, not only for their fabulous chicken dinners, but to check out Bronners Christmas Wonderland? If you stop there, give yourself plenty of time to shop, the store is amazing (especially if you love Christmas).

Mackinac Island is always a favorite. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the island saw a bit of a slow down, so many hotels are offering discounts to get you to stay on the island for a night or two.

One of the most fun places for me and my friends to check out is one of our states many wineries. You don't have to go to far to find one. There's Burgdorf's Winery in Haslett ot Chateau Aeronautique located near Jackson. Other fun places, are Thunderbay Bay Winery in Alpena, and one of my favorites, Lemon Creek Winery in Grand Haven complete with a tasting room.

If you are looking for a great place to grab a bite, for Gods sake, get yourself get yourself a pasty. My favorite spot for that is a gas station/party store in St. Ignace called Taste of the Upper Peninsula and Zodiac party store. A pasty purist will not put anything on the hand held meat pie, but I am totally a "pour gravy all over it" kind of girl.

Want to camp but want to do it in style? You can go glamping in Hesperia, MI. This takes camping and totally makes it fancy.

Even though our beloved walk across the bridge is cancelled for this year, there is still a tone of stuff to do all around our beautiful state of Michigan.

Have fun!

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