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Our love for northern Michigan runs deep. Here you’ll find not only blogs and articles about why northern Michigan is the best and most beautiful place in the world but also about us. What’s new at Nifty Things, what’s going on in our stores, and what are some of the coolest and quirkiest products that we offer.

5 of the Best Summer Festivals in Northern Michigan

5 of the Best Summer Festivals in Northern Michigan

The winters may be long in northern Michigan, but the summers are even longer – and that’s just how we like it. It seems as if almost every weekend during the summer, there is something fun going on somewhere. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite summer...

8 Downtown Traverse City Bars and Cocktail Lounges

8 Downtown Traverse City Bars and Cocktail Lounges

When it comes to bars in downtown Traverse City, there certainly isn’t a shortage. With over 20 different spots to get a craft beer, wine, cocktails, and, some food you should never leave Traverse City without having a good time. Here’s a quick highlight...

Traverse City’s Best Beaches

Traverse City’s Best Beaches

Traverse City is the best vacation spot in all of Michigan during the summertime. There’s no debate. The mild heat, sun shining down, and a cool breeze coming from the bay make Traverse City comfortable during those typically hot summer months. When things...

Traverse City Winter Activities

Traverse City Winter Activities

Traverse City Winter Activities When people downstate and even out state think of winters in northern Michigan, they often think of snow, snow, and even more snow. To many, this would it’s the perfect time to stay inside and sit by the fire. However,...

New Year’s Eve in Traverse City

New Year’s Eve in Traverse City

New Year's Eve in Traverse City   Traverse City is known as one of the best summer vacation spots in all of the country. In fact, the Cherry Festival alone brings around 500,000 people to Traverse City in just one week. From the beautiful sandy...

5 Gift Exchange Games for This Holiday Season

5 Gift Exchange Games for This Holiday Season

Gift Exchange Games The holidays are a fun time of the year filled with family, friends, laughter, good food, and better yet, drinks. A common holiday tradition is having a party and exchanging gifts. Whether it’s with family, friends, or coworkers, gift...

Skiing in Traverse City

Skiing in Traverse City

Hills You Have to Hit There’s no denying the large amount of snow that northern Michigan gets during the winter months. Lake Michigan drops a ton of lake effect snow on cities all along the western side of the state. However, the lake does something else...

Historic Buildings in Traverse City

Historic Buildings in Traverse City

Traverse City is known as one of the best and most popular tourist destinations in all of Michigan. When people think of Traverse City, they think of Lake Michigan, sandy beaches, cherries, and good food with even better drinks. Not many people, locals included, know...

4 Things to Do in Traverse City in the Fall

4 Things to Do in Traverse City in the Fall

Fall time in northern Michigan is beautiful and breathtaking. When the leaves begin to turn shades of yellow, orange, and red while encompassing the shoreline of Lake Michigan, there isn’t a more scenic and picturesque sight in all the state. The fall also provides...

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