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A trip to a local cider mill is practically mandatory for Michigan’s fall. And with U-Pick fruits, fresh donuts and autumn-inspired events, Westview Orchards is definitely a local favorite for seasonal family fun.

But this year, you may want to leave the kids behind and schedule an adults-only trip to the Washington Township orchard. You’ll love the flavors flowing out of Westview’s brand new winery: locally made hard cider and a variety of wines.


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Great dive bars in Detroit? I could fill a book. But since I probably only have your attention for the next 90 seconds or so, let me just share a few suggestions on some of the many, many best places in Detroit to commune with the locals and get a true sense of place.


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Whether you want to make a good first impression or share a night out with your long-time love, putting a little thought and effort into planning something special is always appreciated. So skip the movie and make some Motown memories this winter.


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Visiting a new city can be a big adventure, but it often helps to have a road map of where to start. If you’re looking for LGBT-friendly nightlife and entertainment in Detroit, here are some suggestions.


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“Let’s meet for drinks” can be an invitation to start (or end!) a relationship — or just a fun way to ramp up or cap off a night on the town. Several intriguing new hangouts have cropped up in Detroit recently. Here are a few to put on your “to-try” list, along with some seasoned favorites:


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