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fishing BillBowen

In my family, fishing is a solitary sport enjoyed together. I’ve watched my husband and kids take in the calm and peacefulness of the lake, lost in their own thoughts, only to erupt in noise and excitement the next minute when someone yells “Fish on!”

How fortuitous that we live close to metro Detroit’s Lake St. Clair, a fisherman’s paradise. The tournament-worthy lake ranks as one of the best fisheries in North America for small mouth bass, muskie and walleye and rates nationally for 19 other species. It was voted 2013’s Best Bass Fishing Lake by Bassmaster magazine. One national pro even dubbed it “Best Bass Fishing on the Planet,” so, yes, it’s worth the trip!

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Art GlassAcademy DS

We can all piece together arts and crafts, like Popsicle stick puppets from our childhood, but if you’re looking for something a little more advanced — hardcore, even — metro Detroit has a variety of studios and galleries for you to have a real hands-on, artsy, good time.

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Carousel DS
Treat your tots or bring back memories of your own youth with a ride on a carousel. Here are a few great places around town to take a spin:

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Detroit10 Murals

Detroit’s vibrancy can be seen in many ways, but probably most visibly through its abundance of outdoor street art.

Take a stroll downtown or even catch a quick glance from the freeway and you’re likely to see many examples of Detroit’s beauty elaborately portrayed on wall canvases across the city.

Here’s a look at 10 marvelous outdoor Detroit murals:

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PAWS DetroitTigers

Meet PAWS, Detroit’s very own feline fanatic and official mascot of the Detroit Tigers. We chatted with PAWS to get his take on our Tigers, and to see what he’s up to in The D, on and off the field.

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