Great Lakes Proud Blog

  • New York Summer Festivals

    New York is so much more than the Big Apple! While exploring all the Empire State has to offer, make sure you hit these summer festivals. 
  • Leamington, Ontario

    On the north shores of Lake Erie, discover Leamington, Ontario, a town packed with vibrant history and culture. With several unique annual events, you’ll have new reasons to visit the “Tomato Capital of Canada” several times of year.
  • Spring Festivals in Michigan

    Spring is around the corner and people from all over the state of Michigan are ready to celebrate! Welcome back the warmer weather by attending some of these unique spring festivals in Michigan.
  • East Tawas, Michigan

    Want an up north getaway that doesn’t involve throngs of tourists?  Check out East Tawas, Michigan, located on the east shore of Lake Huron, approximately three hours north of Detroit, three hours northeast of Grand Rapids and six hours from Chicago.  Here you will find a small, quaint community with a lively downtown and outdoor recreation at its best.
  • Ludington, Michigan

    If water is the main ingredient in your outdoor adventure then Ludington, Michigan, is a perfect match with 28 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, 4 inland lakes and 2000 miles of rivers and streams!  It is located halfway up the west coast of Michigan, 240 miles north of Chicago, 250 miles west of Detroit and 96 miles north of Grand Rapids on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. 

  • St. Catherines, Ontario

    St. Catherine, Ontario, often overlooked by tourists on their way to Niagara Falls, is one of the largest cities in Canada's Niagara region.  St. Catherine recently went through a massive economic development and is busting its seams with a mix of eclectic shops, cafes, bistros, pubs, breweries and food from vegan doughnut shops to creative farm to table options.

  • Thunder Bay, Ontario

    Thunder Bay, Ontario is located on the shores of Lake Superior, the world's largest freshwater lake. It is the gateway to northwest Ontario - the rugged Canadian wilderness and over 150,000 lakes, rivers and streams. Day trippers can use the comfort of modern hotels to explore the parks and outdoors mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, angling and sailing.