Michigan

Things to do in Michigan

For travelers looking for things to do in Michigan, the state offers a wide array of water-activities. Sailing, fishing and motor boating are extremely popular both on the inland lakes and the Great Lakes. Nature-lovers can get their fill canoeing through the rivers that wind through Michigan’s lush, verdant forests, or hiking through one of the trails that snake through the state’s interior.

Hard-core urbanites wondering what to do in Michigan won’t be disappointed. Detroit contains numerous art galleries, restaurants, concert venues, four major casinos and numerous bars and breweries. The state is also well regarded for its craft brew scene, so beer-lovers searching for things to do in Michigan won’t have to look far. Additionally, sports-fans won’t be at a loss for what to do in Michigan – the city of Detroit hosts four major professional sporting teams: The Lions (football), the Red Wings (hockey), the Tigers (baseball) and the Pistons (basketball).

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

The store's tables are filled with agate, hematite, and crystalline formations of rosy metal covered in verdigris—a preview of Copper Country’s geological treasures. I also found a stash of hand-painted Munising bowls—local wooden ones that date back to the first half of the 20th century.

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

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.

Insider clout: Weinberg's connections reach far across South Africa.

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.

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.

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 modern conveniences.

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 fifth least-visited park (14,000 annual visitors) in the nation, it has the highest backcountry use.