Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan Travel Guide

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

It’s a time-honored tradition to explore the island by bike. Rent one here.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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