Great Lakes Proud Blog

  • Wisconsin Summer Festivals

    COVID-19 may have impacted some or all of these Wisconsin summer festivals. Please review the individual festival’s websites for the most up-to-date info.
  • Manitoulin Island, Ontario

    Known as the “Heart and Spirit of the Great Lakes of Canada,” Manitoulin Island is a magical escape that separates Lake Huron from the North Channel.
  • Ontario Summer Festivals

    If you’re looking for a summertime adventure, visit Ontario to check for some dazzling summer festivals.
  • Father's Day Gift Ideas

    With Father’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to get dad. Take a look at these gift ideas for Father’s Day to help you pick the perfect present!
  • Michigan Summer Festivals

    The Great Lakes State is hosting a wide array of festivals to celebrate summer weather. Check out these noteworthy Michigan summer festivals.
  • 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. 
  • Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

    Egg Harbor is a village located along the waters of Lake Michigan and is full of small town charm. Visit Main Street Shops for specialty shopping or head to the sparkling new marina to observe the magnificent waterfront.

  • 5 Famous People from Minnesota

    Minnesota may be the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” but it’s also the homeland to these significant people.
  • Bay City, Michigan

    Bay City is burrowed near the eastern shoreline of Michigan, at the base of the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. Take a drive up I-75 to visit this waterfront city full of one-of-a-kind shops and sights.
  • 5 Famous People from Ohio

    Ohio may be home to Cedar Point, the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but don’t forget about these remarkable people from the “Birthplace of Aviation.”
  • 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.
  • Prohibition in the Great Lakes Region

    Did you know that at the height of Prohibition, 75% of the country's whiskey came through Detroit? America may have been dry, but that didn't slow ...