September 26, 2023
Cheeseburger in Caseville

Under the Radar Michigan In Caseville

Under the Radar Michigan is an Emmy award-winning PBS television series that features the cool people, places, and things that make Michigan an awesome place to live, work and play. If you’re looking for great Michigan places to explore, vacation, eat, live, start a business or just relax, this award-winning series is for you. In 2012 they produced an awesome video about the Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival. Check it Out!!

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Under the Radar, Michigan is a PBS television program that features the people, places, and things that make Michigan a great place to be.

About Caseville Michigan

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Mid Week Crowds at Cheeseburger Festival

Caseville is a tiny city on the shores of Saginaw Bay near the tip of Michigan’s Thumb. The Pigeon River cuts through the town to create a wonderfully protected public harbor and hosting several full-service private marinas. In 2010 the population was a mere 777. The entire area is a popular destination for summer tourists and snowbird residents. Each August the tiny town hosts over 50,000 visitors with its famous 10-day Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival, a tribute to Jimmy Buffett’s song “Cheeseburger in Paradise”.

In years past it was called the “Perch Capital of Michigan” for its extraordinary catches of the native fish yellow “perch”. However, today the prime target of anglers and sportsmen is the tasty walleye.

Some of the local notable spots are Walt’s Restaurant. Considered one of the must go to spots for breakfast in Michigan’s Thumb. The Caseville Beach has one of the largest groomed beaches in the entire Thumb and is well known as a place to see and be seen. One of the neated little stores in town is the Helping Hands Thrift store across from the Methodist Church. It has many unique finds for the bargain hunter.

  • In 1878 several hundred families moved out from shore on the ice of Saginaw Bay, and by cutting a larger square hole through the solid floor into the dark waters, they were enabled to drop their nets and secure the fish. The lake manages to keep a solid foundation for the ice city for many months. Sebewaing Fishtown 1878
  • In 2007, Mark Holley, a professor of underwater archaeology at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, discovered a series of stones. Some of them arranged in a circle and one of which seemed to show carvings of a mastodon. They are 40-feet beneath the surface waters of Lake Michigan. Do We Have a Great Lakes Stonehenge?
  • I seek out Michigan blog content by individual writers, photographers, and artists who like to share their Michigan experience. I want to compare stories and get a deep topic understanding that goes beyond the surface and keyword-stuffed content of Buzzfeed like posts. 6 Southeast Michigan Blogs You Should Visit
  • I was surprised to learn that there are an estimated 6,000 sunken ships across all the Great Lakes with about 1,500 Michigan shipwrecks located in local waters. With so many wrecks, it’s no wonder that in 1980 Michigan started establishing Underwater Preserve Sites. Michigan Shipwrecks – Find and Dive – Interactive Map
  • For a short time Michigan gave tax credits to film makers to entice productions to locate here. Those days are long gone. However the films that were produced gives us the opportunity to see recognizable locations in our own backyard. Three Michigan Movies to Stream
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Mike Hardy is the owner of Thumbwind Publications LLC. It started in 2009 as a fun-loving site covering Michigan's Upper Thumb. Since then, he has authored a vast range of content and established a loyal base of 60,000 visitors per month.

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