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July 2013
What did you think of this week's show?
Tue 7/2/2013 7:59 PM
Karry Lundquist - Otisville, MI

Loved it. Opens our eyes of different things to do with our boys. And the beautiful landscape tawas area has to offer.
Tue 7/2/2013 9:39 PM
James Prater - Galesburg, MI

Awesome program . . . the host's enthusiasm and energy make the program a complete joy to watch. It doesn’t matter where this program goes, by the time you are done, that’s the place to go see. Thank you to everyone that works on the program for such a fine show.
Wed 7/3/2013 8:43 AM
Randy Farb - Flint, MI

I really enjoyed it. I have visited Tawas many times, and was unaware of all the things they had to offer besides what I saw on M-15.
Sat 7/6/2013 8:59 AM
Andy Kapusta Jr - Clinton Township, MI

Great and looks like some real summer fun. Love the shows, it gives my family new ideas to spend our summers in Michigan. Thank you.
Sat 7/6/2013 12:10 PM
Jackie Brewer - Oxford, MI

Today is 07/06/2013 and I caught near the end of the show and did hear end of September. I would love to plan on taking my grandson to this place to see the Indians, President Lincoln, the stages along the waters edge, tractors, etc. Can you please tell me what that is and when it is.

The segment you saw was about Bay City's River of Time Living History Encampment. It takes place September 27-29 this year at Veterans Memorial Park in Bay City. You can find more information, photos and videos about this event and others featured in this episode at our Great Lakes Bay Region Summer Sensation Travel Planner.
Sat 7/6/2013 12:26 PM
Dan Adair - Warren, MI

Outstanding! Made me aware of attractions to the area that I was not aware of. I will definitely attend one or more of the events!!
Sat 7/6/2013 1:08 PM
Vicki McDonald - New Hudson, MI

I was searching for a previous show that was on during late winter/early spring of 2013. One of the features was a trip along a trail/road involving stops at a couple of markets and the renting of a self-propelled vehicle for 2 to 4 people. I am unable to find any further information on this. I have tried to contact the Tawas City Chamber of Commerce and they were not able to help me. I hope you can.

The episode of Great Getaways that you are referring to is called "Biking In Tawas" (Biking In Tawas - Travel Planner) This link has more information and video clips. The H.P.V. (Human Powered Vehicle) featured in this episode has garnered quite a bit of attention from our viewers and a great number, like yourself, have written to us asking about it. Sadly, I don't think the HPV is available for rent anymore, which is why it is difficult to find information for it.
Sun 7/7/2013 3:43 PM
Chuck Berles - Newaygo, MI

We enjoyed this show and would enjoy going there to see the area in September.
Sat 7/20/2013 12:58 PM
Mike Donovan - Farmington Hills, MI

Great show. Isle Royale is the best place on the planet. Been to the Island 14 times and counting. Thank you!
Mon 7/22/2013 10:59 PM
Angela Legge - Royal Oak, MI

Loved (the show this week)!!! I have really enjoyed your shows over the years. Thank you for sharing your travels with me and my family.
Tue 7/23/2013 8:36 PM
Robert Allen - Warren, MI

I love the show and I am most interested in the kayaking adventures.
Fri 7/26/2013 8:45 AM
Linda Wilson - Martell, NE

I LOVE hiking through Michigan, my home state! These have been GREAT shows. Thanks!
Sat 7/27/2013 11:55 AM
Keith Root - Fife Lake, MI

Fantastic. I lived on the east side (of the state) for years. I feel it's been neglected in favor of the Traverse City area. Miss it, and get over there as much as I can.
Sat 7/27/2013 12:01 PM
Robert Przybylski - Bay City, MI

Wonderful overview...My sister and her husband from North Carolina just purchased property in Oscoda with 120 ft of Au Sable riverfront and I think this episode would be wonderful for her and her husband to see what is in the Oscoda area. Thanks and keep up the great work.
Sat 7/27/2013 12:16 PM
Michael Bailey - Dearborn Heights, MI

I loved today's show. It was great and very informative.
Sat 7/27/2013 12:29 PM
Jackie Church - Orion, MI

My husband and I both really enjoyed this show! It is the first one of yours we have seen, and will be looking for more. We have lived in MI for 20 years and there is so much we aren't aware of!
Sat 7/27/2013 12:28 PM
Randy Lawson - Taylor, MI

We enjoy the show, we jet ski all around the Foote Dam area. We have an RV at Brown's Landing about 11 miles from Tawas on US23. We just love it. Thank you for putting Michigan on the map for Great Getaways.
Sat 7/27/2013 12:30 PM
Al Ferrett - Dryden, MI

Great show. What a good way to find things and places to go in Michigan.
Sat 7/27/2013 12:30 PM
Beth Becker - White Lake, MI

What a great program. You always show destinations that we might otherwise miss. Thanks!!
Sat 7/27/2013 9:12 PM
Joe Plas - Freeland, MI

Loved it heading that way Labor Day weekend - girls do the craft show guys like to have another kind of adventure. We stay at Huon House in Oscoda every year. We just love the sunrise coast and the beaches are the best in the state!
Sun 7/28/2013 2:14 AM
Richard Gerathy - Prudenville, MI

Great show. Been going up to the Tawas/Oscoda area since the 50s. We rented the same cabin on the AuSable river near Cooke Dam for many years, when I was growing up. My grandparents were going up there in the 30s, when the pavement ended in Bay City. I have some old black and white photos of Mort Neff when he visited the area.
Sun 7/28/2013 7:10 AM
Randall Kalinowski - Beaverton, MI

I really liked the show. We have camped at the Old Orchard Campground several times. Did not know about all the trails that can be hiked. We will be checking out the beautiful scenery. Thank you for all the info on your show.
Sun 7/28/2013 12:00 PM
Bobbi Mcconnell - North Muskegon, MI

I enjoyed the show. I am from the western side of the state and not very familiar with the Lake Huron side. My only experience is from a week on the Lake Guardian for science teachers last summer.
Sun 7/28/2013 12:05 PM
Kris Hilliker - Dorr, MI

Love your show, we get great camping ideas while watching it.
Wed 7/31/2013 3:39 PM
Robyn Stewart - Wheeler, MI

I love it and am looking forward to hiking the area this fall.
August 2013
What did you think of this week's show?
Thu 8/1/2013 8:41 PM
Bill Casault - Bay City, MI

I have lived in Michigan for 71 years and hadn't realized that some of these places existed, where a person could go enjoy themselves for a day. Please keep up the good work in bringing us the information so that we can go out and enjoy what are state has to offer.
Sat 8/3/2013 12:31 PM
Anne Foxworth - Macomb, MI

I loved it. I live in Michigan and didn't know about the island camping. I can't wait to do it.
Sun 8/4/2013 7:19 PM
Alan Abend - Ann Arbor, MI

First time I saw the show. It was great. I Had no idea so many great hiking/camping areas were here so close to home. Love the islands on the river.
Sun 8/4/2013 10:25 PM

Great show. You dont have to look very far to find Michigan beauty but you folks give it a unique and inviting lustre that can only be exceeded by going there...which we plan to do before the summer ends! Thanks for the great tips.
Tue 8/6/2013 3:53 PM
Shawn Barrows - Redford, MI

Very good show - such wonderful information about happenings around Michigan.
Tue 8/6/2013 7:59 PM
Paul Dodge - Saint Helen, MI

I loved the show. I am familiar with the Oscoda area but have never been hiking. This show illustrated the different trails very well. Thanks.
Tue 8/6/2013 9:11 PM
Jim Penn - Grand Rapids, MI

Excellent, as always! This week was especially good since it shows trails and camping we can do with our daughter, who is now old enough to cover some distance in the trails in our great state of Michigan.
Wed 8/7/2013 2:04 PM
Elizabeth Jane Paruszkiewicz - Warren, MI

This was the first time my husband and I had seen your show. We have hiked and canoed (the Au Sable) in the Grayling/Gaylord area only and are looking forward to exploring the Oscoda trails. The program was very informative .....we look forward to future shows....nicely done. Thank you
Thu 8/8/2013 10:14 AM
Michael Olson - Livonia, MI

I really enjoyed the favorite hikes shows. We love the "sunrise side" of the state, especially the East Tawas, Oscoda area. Thank you very much.
Thu 8/8/2013 12:20 PM
Mark Smith - Clarkston, MI

I just found your show by accident this week and my DVR is programmed to get all your shows, I'm really excited about it. Have you ever been to the Sylvania Tract in the U.P.?
Tue 8/13/2013 9:03 PM
Sharon Leonard - Grand Rapids, MI

I loved the show.  We are planning a trip now.  Thanks for the info.
Tue 8/13/2013 9:05 PM
Steven Yaris - Redford, MI

Great show on Canada lighthouses and coastlines! Keep up the great work!
Sat 8/17/2013 12:14 PM
Steven Hauptman - Southfield, MI

I loved the show. It gave me some wounderful ideas for some fall photography that's only a few hours from my home in the Detroit area. Thanks for all of the nice work you do promoting Michigan and its surrounding area.
Fri 8/23/2013 7:37 PM
Andrew Kapusta Jr - Clinton Township, MI

As always ... super show...great getaway....
Sat 8/24/2013 10:30 AM
Jim Metz - Melvindale, MI

I want to inquire about an episode I saw some time back. It involved a campground available on the AuSable River. What made this campsite special is that it was an island that could be rented. Could some one please send me any information on this place and how I could rent it? Thank you for a very entertaining show. I try to watch it every week.

Thanks for watching and writing Jim! Take a look at our online travel planner for the two part episode called "Our Favorite Hikes." You will find a section on the page titled "AuSable Primitive River Camping" which should have the information and links that you are looking for.
Sat 8/24/2013 12:30 PM
Mark Roberts - Canton, MI

Awesome show. I can't wait to hike some of the same trails. Gave me some great ideas! Thanks
Sat 8/24/2013 12:32 PM
Ray Casey - Tecumseh, MI

Great show. I have traveled Michigan on my Harley-Davidson and always enjoy the ride & the destination. There's so much to see in Michigan. Thanks for the work you put into the video production and research the area.
Sat 8/24/2013 12:51 PM
Kathe Solwold - Shelby Township, MI

This was fabulous! I am a Manistique native, and I loved this episode ---- thank you so much
Sat 8/24/2013 4:37 PM
Harry Jones II - Jackson, MI

I caught the last ten minutes and want to see the beginning. From what I saw, you do a great service and more people should watch. And learn. Thank you
Tue 8/27/2013 8:02 PM
Marcus Collins - Wheeler, MI

Great, informative and made me want to travel to the Upper Peninsula.
Tue 8/27/2013 8:09 PM
Michael Foust - Saginaw, MI

I am very interested in this wilderness area and hope to explore part of it this fall. Your shows are always interesting and informative and bring back memories as I have visited some of the sites you go to. Make a trip to Grand Marais sometime and visit some of the smaller lakes in Burt Township and the small trout streams. Beautiful area.
Thursday, August 29, 2013 6:53 AM
Rick Soper - Facebook Comment

Thanks to the show we just visited rifle river for the first time this year and it was everything you said it was and more. What a great time! thanks again.
Fri 8/30/2013 7:00 PM
Andrew Kapusta Jr - Clinton Township, MI

As always, another great show. We have enjoyed these shows and visit those areas as well. Keep up the great work. Thank You.
Sat 8/31/2013 12:19 PM
Ngaire Dobson - Vancouver, BC

The show inspired me to have an adventure in the outdoors and rediscover nature! Thank you
Sat 8/31/2013 12:30 PM
Jackie McConachie - Rochester Hills, MI

We take a U.P. trip every fall and love to discover new places. Really enjoyed the show and learned a lot of what Michigan has to offer. Thanks!
Sat 8/31/2013 12:59 PM
Dr Gregory Price - Breckenridge, MI

Watched the AuSable River and Hoist Lake segment. I grew up three miles from the Rifle River Recreation Area and spend many summers with my brother fishing and exploring the area. Your show exhibits passion and authentic beauty of the State of Michigan. Keep up the excellent work!
Sat 8/31/2013 4:32 PM
Cindy Freemire - Okemos, MI

Love the sunrise side part of the state! Just discovered your show and website...thank you! Michigan is amazing!!!

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