Things to Do in Northern 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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