The Great Outdoors

Northern Michigan offers a wide range of attractions and activities for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and those seeking a relaxing getaway. Whether you’re exploring the dunes, hiking along scenic trails, or immersing yourself in the small-town charm, the region is sure to captivate you with its natural beauty and welcoming communities.

Belle Isle and Oudolf Garden Detroit

An Island Oasis of Natural Beauty and Cultural Delights Historic Belle Isle Park is nestled on 982 acres in the Detroit River, between the United States and Canada. Aptly named for its natural beauty, the City of Detroit purchased Belle Isle in 1879. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the island eventually grew to include a … Read more
The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

USA Today’s Best Riverfront 2023 – Detroit’s Riverfront: 

The east riverfront of Detroit offers a range of attractions and amenities that make it a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. The Detroit International Riverfront is a tourist attraction and landmark of Detroit, Michigan, extending from the Ambassador Bridge in the west to Belle Isle in the east, for a total of 5.5 … Read more
Sleeping Bear National Park

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park

The dunes themselves are a sight to behold, with their towering peaks and sweeping vistas of Lake Michigan. Named the “Most Beautiful Place in America” on ABC’s Good Morning America, Sleeping Bear Dunes is located near Traverse City in northern Michigan and represents our state’s famous “mountains” of sand. With miles of hiking trails, serene … Read more

Explore Michigan’s seven national parks

Plan a trip to step back in time at sites that recall the state’s copper boom days, take in the beauty of the 200-foot glowing cliff, or hike on storied trails and experience how beautiful Michigan’s forests are in the fall.  Here’s a list of Michigan’s seven national parks, including all sites affiliated with or managed … Read more
Grand Hotel Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island

The island is famous for its well-preserved Victorian-era architecture and historical sites. Step back in time to a place where cars are not allowed, and you can get away from it all by taking in the natural beauty of the island and Lake Huron, or enjoying the historic forts, one-of-a-kind golf courses, horse-drawn carriage tours … Read more