Northwestern Michigan is a four-season paradise, which makes for diverse recreational opportunities. In the summer, our beaches beckon you to walk, explore, swim, or just lounge in the sun. Visit some of northwestern Michigan’s lesser known attractions, museums, events, restaurants and other destinations ideal for summer travel. Discover all the things you can do on our Great Lakes or one of thousands of inland lakes – boating, fishing, canoeing & kayaking, swimming, jet skiing, sailing. Or, spend a relaxing day golfing, we have some of the finest golf courses in the country.
Thousands of miles of biking, hiking, horseback riding trails await explorers wishing to observe northern Michigan’s flora and fauna. Elk can be observed in the Pigeon River State Forest, and the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler near Mio and Fairview.
There numerous lights and lighthouses located in northwestern Michigan, you're sure to find one along your travels. Many of the lights still guide ships through treacherous waters. Others have been abandoned, some to be later rescued by renovation and restoration. Several are open to the public, a few include museums.