The state’s 3,200 miles of Great Lakes coastline yield a bounty of treasures besides agates, notably Petoskey stones. About 350 million years ago, when what is now Michigan was covered by sea water, the coral hexagonaria percarinata formed reefs that, eons later, were broken up by glaciers that moved across the land.
The most striking winter features on the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are the ice curtains and caves. Explore this out-of-this-world ice climbing scene.
Touted as “America’s Summer Golf Capital,” northern Michigan is an even better golf destination in autumn as the air turns cooler, crowds thin and rates drop.
Try these easy, fun hikes that are perfect for the whole family—and offer fun surprises along the way.
Join us for a journey to Drummond Island. Bring your binoculars, hiking boots and sense of adventure; we’ve got 87,000 acres to explore here on Drummond.
Isle Royale is considered one of the least accessible parks in the 50 states because there are no roads on the island and no roads lead to it. Visitors can reach the wilderness area only by float plane, passenger ferries or private boat, and only from mid-April through October.
Today, with its pastel-colored hotels, shops, grand “cottages” and historic and scenic sites, Mackinac Island is still a gathering place, a special destination year-round, but especially from May through October.
At about 13,500 acres and with 35 miles of shoreline, Grand Island is nearly the size of Manhattan in New York, yet remains relatively unknown.
Join us in Pigeon River Country State Forest, home to the second-largest free-ranging elk herd east of the Mississippi, and a prime spot at a prime time for those who want to view these magnificent animals.