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What started in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues has become a globally celebrated holiday every April 22 — Earth Day! Today, it's estimated that more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities annually. Here are a few ways to show your support of Mother Earth in and around The D this year:


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Most people are aware of and have even experienced "Pure Michigan's Lake Effect" at one or more of the five Great Lakes. However, many do not realize that Michigan also has over 11,000 lakes (and other inland bodies of water), a good portion of which are located in and around Detroit.


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Sunrise

Many photographers argue that a sunrise trumps a sunset. August 19 is World Photo Day, and to show your Detroit pride, Visit Detroit is encouraging you to wake up early and check out these seven breathtaking sunrise photo spots. (Oh! And don't forget to share your morning photos with us via #DepictTheD).


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Belle Isle

Spring has officially sprung, which means warmer weather will hit Detroit soon. Take advantage of the sunny days by grabbing a friend, significant other and/or the kids and making your way to one or more of these favorite metro Detroit outdoor attractions:


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Skating Matt Schwedt

So often when traveling for business, the only sights seen are the inside of the conference hall and mini fridge. But just a short trip out into the city between seminars can be rewarding — yes, even in winter. Detroit has plenty to occupy visitors, so long as you pack a warm coat or comfortable shoes.


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