Under the Radar, Michigan Visits the Thumb

Under the Radar, Michigan focuses on the best that Michigan has to offer. The thirty-minute program is broadcast regionally on PBS stations and available on-line. The host Tom Daldin guides views on the best restaurants, sites to see and interesting towns. Like Thumbwind, they want to discover and show people places and things that are unique about Michigan.

21 Eye-Opening Things to Do In Caseville Mi (Some Much Better Than the Cheeseburger Festival)

Cheeseburger Festival Ampitheater

Don’t let a rainy day cramp your fun. There is more to do then stuff your belly with cheeseburgers. If you and the kids are tired of the crowds here are 21 destinations in and near Caseville to try some alternative fun.

Day Trips In Michigan – 10 More Marvelous Places To See In The Thumb – Part Two

Michigan Beach Vacation

In Part One of our Michigan Day Trip Around the Thumb we traveled from Port Huron up the eastern shore of Lake Huron to the tip of the Thumb. Our starting point for the second half of our adventure is in Grindstone City. We will begin heading west along Saginaw Bay’s shore of sugar sand beaches and interesting coastal towns and villages. I hope you brought your bathing suit because this side of the Thumb offers some of the best swimming beaches in Michigan.

History Of Pointe Aux Barques Cottage Community in Michigan’s Thumb

pointe aux barques postcard

The name Pointe Aux Barques was coined by French sailors and voyageurs in about 1760. The name literally means the point of boats, This is because the rock formations at the tip of the Thumb looked like the prow of a ship. It was also known as a hideout for sailors.

The year is 1912. An exclusive modern resort community is opened at the tip of Michigan’s thumb with direct train service from Detroit. For over 100 years it has been a resort community.