Attractions To See in Hawks Michigan

Things To Do -Hawks Michigan

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Hawks Michigan is the home of many splendid things — we know it, because we live here. Beautiful scenery, majestic lakes, fabulous food, quirky locales and hidden gems just barely scratch the surface of what Hawks Michigan has to offer.

We asked staff members of the Hawks Press to share some of the best things to see and do in Michigan, based on our personal experiences. Here are 50 ideas you may want to add to your bucket list if you visit Hawks, MI.

Think we missed something? Add your bucket list item here and be sure to explain why it’s great.

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Does commercial real estate in southeast Michigan offer the most outstanding investment potential anywhere in the country right now? Some investors think so. When the great recession fully took hold in late 2008, the entire real estate market, both locally and nationally, plummeted in price creating a once in a lifetime opportunity for all cash investors. There have been a handful of high-profile transactions in the past few months with the promise of more to come in 2012. The buyers range from out-of-town value seekers to savvy local investors. Here are two examples:

West Tech Park is one of the premiere R&D/Flex developments in the suburban west side market. It sits prominently at the corner of Haggerty Road and the busy I-696/I-275 Interchanges in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Totaling nine (9) buildings, and over 278,000 SF in size, it was originally developed in the late 1980's by a partnership of well-known local developer REDICO and TIAA-CREF, the giant teacher's pension fund in New York. West Tech Park has had a few other prominent owners over the years, including Pennsylvania based Liberty Property Trust, Iowa based Principal Life Insurance Company and of late, ETC Capital LLC, which is backed by local 5-Hour Energy entrepreneur Manoj Bhargava. ETC Capital was able to acquire West Tech Park for $8.5 million, or $30 per square foot. This is less than 50% of the cost to construct the property back in 1987, when asking rents alone topped the market at $12.00 to $13.00 per square foot. Now granted, the new Landlord will have to invest additional dollars to maintain the property and outfit it for new tenants (the property was only 32% occupied at the time of purchase according to CoStar.com), but ETC Capital will be competing for those tenants with a base investment significantly lower than many of the competing area properties. Bhargava, through another entity, recently purchased a modern Plymouth Township building formerly occupied by Johnson Controls for a mere $22 per square foot. Again, this just is a fraction of the cost to construct this building back in 1996. One can only conclude that Bhargava knows great value when he sees it, and believes in the long-term prosperity of Metro Detroit.

The unprecedented swoon in the commercial real estate market has created a once in a lifetime opportunity for value investors. It's time to buy commercial property in Detroit!

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It's not often that you head out on a vacation planning to hit up the local farms, but in Michigan you might just want to. Michigan is one of the top apple-producing states in the U.S., and is known for being home to hundreds of farmers markets and cider mills. Just about any region in Michigan will have a farm or mill for you and the family to stop in for a bit. Enjoy fresh apple cider and tours of working farms to find out where these fruits come from before they hit your local grocery store. Of course, because there is much more to do than visit apple farms, your Michigan family vacation will be jam-packed with fun for everyone.

Michigan Coast Dotted with Over a Hundred Lighthouses

Michigan is the only state in the United States to be bordered by four great lakes. Because of this, its coast is dotted with over a hundred lighthouses, all with unique features and some with very interesting back stories. Though many of the lighthouses are still in use, others have been abandoned and others still are in the process of renovation. Though you may not be able to tour all of them, the few that do offer tours or that have museums are usually worth stopping to see. Even if you just stop for a few photos, lighthouses make fantastic pictures, especially when you can tell admirers that you took them yourself.

Pop into One of Michigan's Casinos

If your particular Michigan family vacation does not include children, or if you find yourself child-free with a few hours to spare, you might decide to pop into one of Michigan's casinos and try your hand at some cards, slots or a roll or two of the dice. Detroit has three casinos in the city itself, and there are several other throughout the state. If you're not much of a gambler, you can still enjoy the food and entertainment, much like Las Vegas but on a much smaller scale. Now that you have an idea of what Michigan has to offer, start planning your vacation accordingly, and don't forget to take lots of pictures!

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Couples need quality time together. Michigan's romantic weekend getaway is the ideal place to rejuvenate with your busy romantic partners. Enjoy recreational activities like golfing, sailing, snow and water skiing and others, promoting the arts and culture of a community. Early spring to autumn is the best time to visit Michigan.

Here are some of the romantic settings that couples will surely love:

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is a great lively town that has interesting sidewalk cafes, eateries, shops and cultural opportunities. It is 40 miles away from Detriot. Ann Arbor is near some of the famous tourist spots:

o Michigan Theater
o University of Michigan
o Kensington Beach
o Planet Rock
o Cobblestone Farm Museum
o Gallup Park
o The Ark, etc.

Lake Michigan Shore

Get a scenic view of the lighthouse from this shore. Relax and unwind in the resorts. Enjoy the sunset at the beach.

Mackinac Island

Some of the best weekend getaway day trips are:

o Big Bay Point Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast - The lighthouse provides romance along the deep waters of Lake Superior.

o Garland Resort - Michigan's most beautiful resort and golf course. Guests can do horseback riding and biking along its pristine forest trails.

o Grand Haven - Known for its Dutch Touch, having tulips along the streets during the spring time. It is surrounded by 14 county parks with access to Lake Michigan and towering dunes.

o Battle Creek - Located within Lower Michigan, presenting year round events and abundant natural resources.

o Frankenmuth / Birch Run - Popular perennial day trips for metro Detroiters offer great dining and shopping privileges.

Take time to bond with your loved one. Plan a romantic getaway and rekindle the fire in your relationship.


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