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Locals Guide To – Hartland Brewing Co.

Hartland Brewing Co. is one of the newest microbreweries to hit Livingston County! Since opening in 2019, Hartland Brewing Co. has brewed countless craft beers and expanded its food menu to give the community more food options to choose from. In the three years since opening, they’ve become a staple in the Brighton Howell Area. …more

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Locals Guide To – Howell Historical Ghost Tours

It’s always an adventure to visit the award-winning downtown, Howell. The fall season brings the opportunity to see the city in a way like never before! Local psychic medium, Dianna O’Grady, offers annual ghost tours through the historic 150-year-old streets of Howell. These tours are a staple event for fall in Livingston County and are …more

Detroit Polo Club – Know Before You Go!

The Hartland Polo Classic is coming up soon! Save the date for Saturday, June 18th! Until then, we caught up with Emmalyn Wheaton, manager of the Detroit Polo Club, to let you know everything you need to know before you go!  What is your favorite part about being an attraction in the Brighton-Howell Area? Detroit …more

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest – Know Before You Go!

The 37th annual Michigan Challenge Balloonfest returns June 24 – 26, 2022! This beloved Livingston County tradition showcases the beauty of hot air balloons while emcompassing the essence of community traditions and family fun. Pack up the car and bring the whole family to experience one of the areas most popular event. To help visitors …more

beer sitting on a napkin on the bar

Locals Guide To – Hartland Brewing Co.

Hartland Brewing Co. is one of the newest microbreweries to hit Livingston County! Since opening in 2019, Hartland Brewing Co. has brewed countless craft beers and expanded its food menu to give the community more food options to choose from. In the three years since opening, they’ve become a staple in the Brighton Howell Area. …more

cider tap at Ore Creek

Locals Guide To – Ore Creek Craft Cidery & Tap Room

Calling all hard cider enthusiasts! Ore Creek Craft Cider is a must-try cider taproom located in Pinckney. Enjoy flavorful ciders created from locally sourced Michigan apples served in a tap room with an inviting outdoor patio complete with barrel tables, a fire pit, and board games. We got the inside scoop on this cidery by …more

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Cromaine Library – Know Before You Go!

The Cromaine Library has a rich history of serving the Hartland Community since 1926. Hartland schools provided the land that holds the library, and Mr. J. Robert Crouse, a Hartland native, donated 1,225 books to begin the library’s collection. Crouse presented the library with autographed letters and photographs of great leaders like Queen Victoria, Napoleon, Alexander …more

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The Bear Factory – Know Before You Go

The Bear Factory is an environmentally sustainable teddy bear and plush animal provider based out of Whitmore Lake, MI. This sustainable teddy bear company has been family-owned and operated for the past 20 years. The Bear Factory shares a close relationship with the Livingston County community and is committed to preserving the natural beauty of …more

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Go to Hell! – Know Before You Go!

Welcome to Hell, MI, Livingston County’s hidden town filled with devilish fun and heavenly views! Grab an ice cream from The Creamatory or send a postcard from the Hell post office with burn and singe marks to prove to your friends that you survived the trip. Explore the 10,000 acres of State Park land at …more

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M Street Baking Co. – Know Before You Go!

One of Howell’s most popular attractions is M. Street Baking Co., which is known for its delicious sweets and over-the-top milkshakes! They have been featured on various news segments, and have over 74,000 likes on their Facebook page. Lucky for you, we got the inside scoop from their General Manager, Liz Wood. What is the …more