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Detroit is located in the Great Lakes state of Michigan, so there’s definitely no shortage of water activities to keep us busy in the summer. And there are plenty of them that don’t require you to own your own boat. Here five ways you should experience the water this summer.

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Michigan Cares for Tourism — the mission is explained in the name: to invest in Michigan’s most valued tourism treasures … our people and our historic attractions. MC4T, in partnership with Grand Valley State University, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Tourism Cares and Travel Michigan, is a volunteer-based program that plans a cleanup effort each year with the goal of restoring and preserving a Michigan site. In 2013, the organization focused on the Waterloo Recreation Area’s Historic Mill Lake Outdoor Center in Chelsea, Mich. 2014’s event was all about Belle Isle.

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Detroiters are avid music fans, so our summer concert lineup is always strong. Most big name artists include a stop in Detroit on their tour calendars. Here are some highlights, but be sure to check out the full schedules so you don’t miss one of your favorites:

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With Father’s Day on June 15, now’s the time to start thinking about ways to celebrate your favorite dad. This year, steer clear of traditional gifts like ties and socks. Instead, give the dads in your life something more valuable — your time. Here are nine ideas on how to spend the day with Dad in and around the Motor City.

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It’s a fact: We all love to save a little moola here and there. Now you can save at your favorite attractions — or top picks on your metro Detroit bucket list. The D Discount Pass saves you 20 percent or more on museum admission or gift shop purchases. And just think what you could do with that extra cash — maybe get a Coney dog, take a bike tour or pick out some bleacher seats at a Tigers game at Comerica Park.

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