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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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Nothing gets metro Detroiters in the holiday spirit quite like festive lights. Whether you like to start celebrating in November or prefer to hold off until closer to the holiday season, these four metro Detroit holiday light displays are guaranteed to get you in a light, festive mood:
 

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Ways to Spend a Fall Day

Football games, the leaves changing color and pumpkins make fall one of our four favorite seasons. Here’s our to-do list for fall fun in The D!


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Westview Orchards
It's always tough to say goodbye to summer here in Michigan. But knowing that cider mill season is just around the corner makes it a bit easier. Westview Orchards & Adventure Farm — located about 45 minutes north of Detroit in Washington Township — arguably offers one of the best cider mill experiences around, with an ice cream and sweet shoppe, seasonal u-pick fruits and vegetables, a cider mill, a farm market, a bakery, an adventure farm and a winery.


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