Things To Do in Shepherd Michigan

Things To Do -Shepherd Michigan

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Shepherd 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 Shepherd Michigan has to offer.

We asked staff members of the Shepherd 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 Shepherd, MI.

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

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Last November I attended the Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers game at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan and thanks to the fine people at Levy Restaurants and Finn Partners, I was able to meet up with Executive Chef Joe Nader and learn about the wonderful culinary offerings that the stadium has available for its patrons.

Food at sporting events has long been thought of as overpriced and boring, with the basic staples of popcorn, hot dogs, pizza and nachos generally leading the way. However, over the past few years companies like Levy Restaurants, who operate the concessions and restaurants at over 100 venues around the world, have begun to take stadium food to the next level.

Although the staples are still popular on game day (Ford Field sells approximately 10,000 hot dogs a game), Chef Nader strives to deliver restaurant quality food throughout the stadium. To do this on a game day is no easy task. It typically sees the Chef and his team starting at 4AM and working until the stadium is cleared out. This includes preparing all the food for the 132 luxury suites, the Hall of Legends restaurant featuring the famous Chef's Table, all general concessions, a number of concept restaurants inside the stadium and catering for the press, teams and referees.

Dearborn Sausage Company is another local Michigan vendor and this year has become the official hot dog of the Detroit Lions. The quality of the product is so good that I would challenge anyone to find another hot dog as good anywhere.

You cannot talk about the Detroit Lions and Ford Field without bringing up Thanksgiving. The Detroit Lions have hosted the annual Thanksgiving Day contest since 1934, with last years game against Houston being the 73rd in the teams history. Chef Nader had a few special things planned as always on Thanksgiving. At his Chef's Table he featured a Thanksgiving station with all the fixings and they also served over 1,000 jumbo turkey legs throughout the stadium.

If you are heading down to Ford Field in the future don't just get stuffed at the tailgate, get down to the stadium early and check out some of the excellent food items available.

I would like to send out a special thank you to Chef Joe Nader for being so gracious with his time and to Sarah Janousek of Finn Partners for making this all happen.

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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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Looking for a getaway close to Metro Detroit? Look no further. Lexington, Michigan is located in the beloved thumb of the Lower Peninsula. Only an hour and a half drive from Southeast Michigan it brings outdoor activities for hunters, fishermen and sunbathers alike.

Lexington is location on the shores of Lake Huron providing boaters a wonderful place to water ski, snorkel, swim and relax. Boaters are able to rent slips in the Lexington Harbor and enjoy the amenities that the downtown area has to offer. Quaint little shops ranging from fudge shops, clothing stores to the historic General Store, there's something for everyone's taste.

You don't need a boat to enjoy any of Lexington's amenities. Along the lakeshore you'll find many cottages, cabins and bed and breakfasts to hang your hat. So whether you are trying to get away from the city or just want to enjoy Lake Huron, Lexington, Michigan offers plenty to do.


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