Exciting Outdoor Adventures in Michigan

If you’re looking for Michigan outdoor adventures, you’ll find plenty to do. You can use these ideas to plan your outdoor adventures.

Explore South Manitou Island

South Manitou Island is the perfect Michigan day trip, as the only overnight accommodations on the island are campgrounds.

As soon as you arrive, check-in at the Visitor’s Center and Museum. It provides South Manitou Island’s history. The Visitor’s Center is the perfect place to finalize your plans for the day.

Take a Carriage Tour on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island doesn’t permit motorized vehicles. On the island, horsepower is real horsepower.

We took a horse-drawn carriage tour of the island and stopped for a look at the lake through Arch Rock. A walk on Main Street ended with free fudge samples from several of the specialty fudge shops.

Discover the Upper Peninsula’s Waterfalls

Spend some time discovering nature in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where you’ll find about 200 waterfalls.

Spray Falls is the most remote waterfall on Pictured Rocks National Shoreline, where the Lakeshore Trail leads to the top of the falls. It’s approximately a four-mile hike from Chapel Falls.

View Michigan’s Lighthouses

Explore a bit of Michigan’s nautical history at the museum inside the Grand Traverse Lighthouse.

The tower still functions today for demonstration purposes. If you’re a true lighthouse fanatic, you can spend a week here as the lighthouse keeper.

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