Things to Do in Michigan

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A sandy stretch with picket fencing, wild beach grass, and surprisingly temperate water. Read More

Known for its award-winning wines and spirits, Black Star Farms has a luxurious B&B, farmers’ market, creamery, and stables. Try its Arcturos... Read More

This scenic byway leads to a summit of 735 feet with endless views of the jagged cliffs above Lake Superior. Read More

Not far from Hockeytown Café, this sleek martini bar caters to an entirely different clientele, more akin to SoHo than the heartland. The first... Read More

Like pro-ballpark stadiums in Cleveland and Baltimore, Comerica Park, which opened in 2000, has the thrilling feel of an old stadium, but with all the... Read More

Choose from 52 varieties, including white chocolate almond. Read More

After a $158 million renovation, Detroit’s well-respected institute reopened with updated infrastructure and galleries in late 2007. Among the... Read More

Wildly popular in summer, RiverWalk stretches along the water for 2.5 miles of fountains, walkways, and green space starting at the Cobo Hall convention... Read More

Crossing borders in the days of tightened security can be a hassle, but it’s worth hopping over the Detroit River for a day trip into Canada. The... Read More

Slake your thirst amid more flora at Dominick’s, whose garden is ideal for enjoying any of the 10 local microbrews on tap. Read More

In warmer months, play a round in the scenic woods. Read More

In 1986, to make a statement about poverty and despair—and hopefully to chase off drug dealers—artist Tyree Guyton began painting... Read More

Selling only the best hats crafted in Europe and the U.S. has been the single-minded focus of Henry the Hatter, which has been in Detroit since 1893 and... Read More

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

Packed with sports fans year-round and party types on hot summer nights, this hulking, three-floor bar takes its moniker from the nickname given to... Read More

This gorgeous park near Thunder Bay, Canada, is the largest island in the world’s largest freshwater body, Lake Superior. Though it ranks as the... Read More

The sort of store bibliophiles dream about is housed in an old glove factory in the shadow of historic Corktown. Row after row of books—more than... Read More

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

Lakenenland is a roadside sculpture park that makes use of industrial scrap in the form of whimsical, large-scale monuments. Tom Lakenen, a 45-year-old... Read More

Taste or pick the fruits—raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums, grapes—at the 150-year-old, family-owned winery. Read More

The local hangout is the spot for drinks, karaoke, and live music. Read More

Explore sandy beaches, nature trails and sand dunes before fishing and boating in the park’s calm waters. Read More

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... Read More

Carriages amble through historic streets with stops at the island’s centerpiece: the massive 19th-century Grand Hotel. Read More

With a Vegas-esque level of luxury, complete with plasma TV’s in bathroom mirrors, the MGM Grand is a rare find in the Motor City. When this $800... Read More

Stand in the studio where countless hits for the famous Motown label were recorded. This modest brick home—bought in 1959 by Berry Gordy Jr. and... Read More

Pick up some homemade fudge at this Mackinac shop - open since 1887. Read More

The 41-year-old Mustang Lounge, a local watering hole, just reopened after a complete renovation. Read More

At the lush, 123-acrepark, gravel paths wind past blazes of yellow, pink, and white peonies and the occasional reclining student. The “Arb”... Read More

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

Dinner and a movie go hand-in-hand at Birmingham's Palladium 12 Theatre. With the cost of admission, you get a movie ticket and access to a dinner... Read More

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... Read More

Insider clout: Weinberg's connections reach far across South Africa. Examples: on Robben Island, she can arrange a meeting with a former ANC official... Read More

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... Read More

Drive the 7.4-mile, self-guided tour of forest, dunes, and Lake Michigan vistas. Read More

Far cooler than the typical souvenir shop, Pure Detroit incorporates local products and the city’s automotive heritage into hip gifts and... Read More

The old mine is now a museum filled with relics from the boiler house of the world’s largest steam hoist. Read More

The store's tables are filled with agate, hematite, and crystalline formations of rosy metal covered in verdigris—a preview of Copper Country... Read More

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

Check out Western Michigan’s massive sand dunes. Read More

The shrine overlooks L’Anse Bay and the Keweenaw Peninsula. Tepees mark the turnoff to the hilltop monument: a 35-foot-tall brass sculpture of... Read More

Climb sand dunes, hike, or enjoy the pristine freshwater beach. Read More

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

Eclectic lounge. Brothers Jeremy and Daniel Haberman named The Bosco for their middle school playground. Read More

Choose from handmade truffles—from dark chocolate to vanilla rose. Read More

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

The region’s premier museum, the Henry Ford is a breathtaking repository for the history of innovation. The sprawling indoor-outdoor collection,... Read More

Sail Grand Traverse Bay on the schooner Manitou, one of the Great Lakes’ largest sailing vessels. Read More

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

The hottest nightclub in Detroit at the moment, V comes alive on weekend nights with a trendy crowd eager to hit the dance floor. V might as well stand... Read More

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