Celebrate Mom in so many ways!

Northern Michigan is blooming just in time to celebrate Mom! You can gather spring wildflowers the eco friendly way, and learn a few nature photo tricks from the pros on Friday. Give mom the gift of a shared thrill this weekend in Boyne Falls…Wine and Art mix on the Old Mission Peninsula on Friday, and Saturday, it's time for a Beer Run-literally! Then, wrap up the weekend treating Mom like royalty, at the Castle, of course!

Spring Dunes Eco-Photo excursion
Friday, May 8th, 9-4pm Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire
Join other nature photography buffs to explore the woods to discover spring wildflowers.  Learn to capture beautiful nature photographs that need little to no photo editing after the day’s shoot, with the help of  naturalist photographer, Mark S. Carlson and digital photography expert, Bob Grzesiak.  All photographers (and camera types) welcome regardless of skill or experience, but space is limited, so register early, by e-mailing  info@greatlakesphototours.com

Moms fly FREE at Boyne Mountain!
Mom can enjoy the thrill of ziplining for FREE this Mother’s Day Weekend at Boyne Mountain! Friday through Sunday, show your love for Mom by joining her on a Zipline Adventure Tour or a Twin Zip Ride. Both are FREE for Mom when accompanied by one or more paying family members. Reservations are required. More info at boynemountain.com

Sip and Dab at Peninsula Cellars on Old Mission
Friday, May 8, 7-10pm
Create a memory of art with Sip and Dab while sipping the wines of Peninsula Cellars–Old Mission Peninsula. You may and are welcomed to bring your own snacks to this event if you wish. $35 registration covers supplies and instruction. You will be responsible to the venue for drinks consumed throughout the three hour session. Get more info, and register at peninsulacellars.com

Shanty to Shorts 5/10k
Saturday, May 9th, 10am-2pm
A fun run with the reward of great beer at the end! This 4th annual event will start at Shanty Creek's Lakeview Hotel, and end at Shorts Brewpub in Bellaire, with the awards ceremony, and celebratory beers, of course! More info at shantycreek.com

Mothers Day Tea at Castle Farms
Sunday, May 10th, 2-4pm
Treat your mom like the queen she is this Mothers Day! Mothers of all ages are invited to an elegant Mother’s Day Tea, complete with elegant finger foods, and even mini spa-services! Tickets are $20 per person, and are available at the Castle’s Gift Shop, online at Shop.CastleFarms.com, or by phone, at (231) 237-0884, ext. 237.

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