Michigan Travel Guide

Walk the school’s central campus to admire the mid-1800s architecture.

A 15-mile stretch of sandstone cliffs and caverns on the shore of Lake Superior. The Pictured Rocks’ names derived from the erosion that sculpted the cliffs into profiles, including Indian Head, and architectural formations, such as Miners Castle.

Hop on for a four-hour trip across Lake Michigan to Manitowoc, WI, home to Wisconsin Maritime Museum.

In the basement, Modernist Munising wood tables are scattered among hunting gear, taxidermy, and antique typewriters.

Charter a 38-foot yacht and experience the serenity of Lake Michigan.

A treasure hidden in plain sight, this 40-story architectural gem is a quirky Art Deco-style orangey brick-terra-cotta-limestone skyscraper.

At the lush, 123-acrepark, gravel paths wind past blazes of yellow, pink, and white peonies and the occasional reclining student. The “Arb” is also frequently the setting for Shakespeare stagings.

In 1903, at the peak of the Arts and Crafts movement, Detroit artist Mary Chase Stratton invented an iridescent glazing process to create high-quality tiles, ornaments, pots, and vases that came to be known by the Chippewa Indian word for “metal,” Pewabic.

It's not as though this six-square-mile island at the juncture of lakes Huron and Michigan is immune to change, but with a ban on motorized vehicles and a position as a National Historic Landmark to maintain, Mackinac's sensibility is decidedly traditional—just the way we like it.

Embrace the charms of the cold with a winter raft trip through snowy woods along the Jordan River.

Known for its award-winning wines and spirits, Black Star Farms has a luxurious B&B, farmers’ market, creamery, and stables. Try its Arcturos Late Harvest Riesling at any of the three tasting rooms in Suttons Bay, Traverse City, and on the Old Mission Peninsula.

Taste the influences of the owners’ Australian and German wine heritages in unique varietal blends.