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As the Great Lakes State, you might imagine there are plenty of places to enjoy water sports in Pure Michigan. Thousands of visitors flock to the “blueways” of places like Munising, Oscoda and Ludington (to name a few) each summer with boards in tow.

But those visiting the southeast Michigan area don’t have to travel too far to find the perfect aquatic adventure.
Here’s a look at just some of the places to can get your paddle on right here in The D:

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OAC Michigan DNR

Metro Detroiters, forget driving hours to experience all northern Michigan has to offer. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has brought “up north” to downtown Detroit with its newly opened Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC).

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CK Mediterranean CK Mediterranean

Dining on a budget? Don't sacrifice taste. Metro Detroit is filled with dishes as tasty as their costs. Here are some of our picks:

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NewCenterPark Movie DougCoombe

Summer in the Motor City is in full swing, and so is the programming at one of Detroit’s most vibrant community pocket parks, New Center Park.

While it may still be considered one of the city’s best-kept secrets, the park has played a critical role in the development of the area north of Midtown for the last five years.

New Center Park offers a jam-packed schedule of live music, movie nights, events and more that makes it the perfect place to spend a hot summer night.

If you haven’t been to New Center Park yet this year, here are three things you won’t want to miss:

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Hockeytown Cafe Hockeytown Cafe

In town for a special event, theater performance or Lions or Tigers game? Chances are you’ll be hungry at some point. Here are the details on all the closest spots to satisfy your cravings before rooting on the hometown team or seeing your favorite band serenade the crowd.

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