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.
Headlands International Dark Sky Park at the tip of Michigan’s mitten is located two miles west of Mackinaw City. This stretch of wilderness along Lake Michigan has been open as a sky park since 2011.
2016 marked the centennial of the National Park Service, created by President Woodrow Wilson to preserve America’s wilderness and heritage.
Michigan makes the perfect destination for paddling with the loons - but you have to get up pretty early to see these enchanting birds.
With nearly 3,300 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, it’s not surprising that Michigan offers visitors a wide array of beaches to choose from.
Whether you’re a backyard bird feeder viewer, a new birder, a “twitcher” who searches for rare birds or someone in between, have we got a birdwatching spot for you.