• Kathryn Kanuszewski

5 Michigan Summer Must Do's

Are you planning a trip this summer for the family? Some of Michigan’s most beautiful sites are just a few hours away. So, pack your bags and the family and go out to explore this magnificent state. Most of the spots below are inexpensive and very memorable ones.

Visit the Waterfalls of the U.P

Head up north this Summer and visit the enchanted waterfalls! Check out at least a few of the 300 falls located in the Upper Peninsula.

Top Favorites:

  • Tahquamenon Falls

  • Munising Falls

  • Bond Falls

  • Miners Falls

Visit Mackinac Island

Take a ferry ride across the breezy, beautiful Lake Huron to Mackinac Island. This is the perfect place for a day trip or even a long weekend with the family.

Top Favorites:

  • Tour the Grand Hotel

  • Bike Ride around the Island

  • Eat lunch at the state park

Hike at Sleeping Bear Dunes

Get your workout in for the day and hike the dunes to Lake Michigan. After 3.5 miles, you will surely want to take a swim at the end.

Tips: Bring sunscreen, water and bring some hiking shoes or sandals (sand may be hot).

Go Beer Tasting

Check out some of Michigan's most beloved breweries. Bring along your closest friends and family for a fun day out.

Top Favorites:

  • New Holland Brewing

  • Grand Rapids Brewing Co.

  • West Michigan Beer Tours

  • Great Legs Winery Brewery Distillery

Kayak at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Take your kayaks to the U.P this Summer and paddle along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore for some beautiful sites!

Tips: Make sure it’s a calm day out on the lake before heading out on Lake Superior. It’s safest to snag a tour or bring a guide with you.

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