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Sandusky, Ohio

Sandusky, Ohio

Sandusky, Ohio may be known for Cedar Point, the world-famous amusement park, but do you know how much more it has to offer in addition to elephant ears and roller coasters?  Located on the northern shore of Lake Erie, Sandusky (which fittingly means “at the cold water”) promises a couple days of activities, excitement and relaxation.  It is 60 miles west of Cleveland, 60 miles south of Detroit and 300 miles east of Chicago.  With several airports nearby, including the Erie-Ottawa International Airport, just 15 minutes away, Sandusky is easy to get to.  
East Tawas, 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

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. 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

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. 
The 2019 Polar Vortex

The 2019 Polar Vortex

The Polar Vortex   With the rising global temperatures, one thing that has been on the fritz is the climate itself. From Polar Vortex’s to Rising G...
It (was) COLD Outside

It (was) COLD Outside

That Polar Vortex...   The Polar Vortex that has hit the United States has resulted in extremely low temperatures that have led to canceled flights...
The Great Lakes Community Project

The Great Lakes Community Project

The Great Lakes are under constant threat, from harmful blooms and failing water infrastructure to invasive bird species. But it is not all doom an...

We're updating our membership options!

The Great Lakes Proud Community has improved our purchasing options! Check it out... Since our mission is to give it didn't make sense to give $....

Fox 2 Detroit

HERE is a link to a recent piece done by Fox 2 in Detroit. It's a quick read and watch but gives some history on us, Great Lakes Proud and our O.G....

Are the Great Lakes in Nuclear Trouble?

An interesting article borrowed from the Freep. Check out the original link HERE for the entire piece. Should we be alarmed? What can we do? How ca...
Welcome to the Future - The Great Lakes Proud Community Project!

Welcome to the Future - The Great Lakes Proud Community Project!

What is Great Lakes Proud? What is the Great Lakes Proud Community? And what is the vision? Welcome to the Great Lakes Proud Community Project *La...

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