Michigan destinations, parks and attractions
Are you going on a road trip to Michigan, looking for tips about the destinations so you and your party can enjoy it, be comfortable and not spend a fortune?
Here are some of the top destinations in Michigan and tips about visiting them
National parks and monuments in Michigan
- Isle Royale National Park,
Explore a rugged, isolated island, far from the sights and sounds of civilization. Surrounded by Lake Superior, Isle Royale offers unparalleled solitude and adventures for backpackers, hikers, boaters, kayakers, canoeists and scuba divers. Here, amid stunning scenic beauty, you'll find opportunities for reflection and discovery, and make memories that last a lifetime.
- Keweenaw National Historic Park,
From 7,000 years ago to the 1900s people mined Keweenaw copper. Native peoples made copper into tools and trade items. Investors and immigrants arrived in the 1800s in a great mineral rush, developing thriving industries and cosmopolitan communities. Though the mines have since closed, their mark is still visible on the land and people.
- North Country National Scenic Trail, Seven States-New York to North Dakota MI,MN,ND,NY,OH,PA,VT,WI.
Come to the North Country. Trek the hills and valleys. Stand on the shores of lakes and streams from glaciers 10,000 years before. Clear-flowing water, red/gold of autumn, a fairyland of snow, open prairies, and distant horizons paint the land. Historic sites along the way tell how America settled and grew as a nation. From North Dakota to Vermont, adventure is never far away.
- Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore,
Munising, Grand Marais, MI.
Sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, inland lakes, deep forest, and wild shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The power of Lake Superior shapes the park's coastal features and affects every ecosystem, creating a unique landscape to explore. Hiking, camping, sightseeing, and four-season outdoor opportunities abound.
- River Raisin National Battlefield Park,
River Raisin National Battlefield Park preserves, commemorates, and interprets the January 1813 battles of the War of 1812 and their aftermath in Monroe and Wayne counties in SE Michigan. The Battle resulted in the greatest victory for Tecumseh’s American Indian confederation and the greatest defeat for the U.S. The resulting rally cry “Remember the Raisin” spurred support for the rest of the war.
- Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore,
Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes. High dunes afford spectacular views across the lake. An island lighthouse, US Life-Saving Service stations, coastal villages, and picturesque farmsteads reflect the park’s rich maritime, agricultural, and recreational history.
Michigan State parks and historic sites
Michigan has a huge number of state parks. State parks and historic sites. You can search them on their website.
Recreation Search features information on Michigan state parks and recreation areas, trails, campgrounds, accessible recreation, events and much more.
Use the filters to search for the amenities and activities you are most interested in, such as boat launches, equestrian trails, cabins, swimming beaches, mountain biking and more.
MICHIGAN'S STATE MUSEUMS
Be forewarned their websites and pages load UNBELIEVABLY slowly!
- Michigan History Museum
- Cambridge Junction Historic State Park
- Father Marquette National Memorial
- Fayette Historic Townsite
- Fort Wilkins and Copper Harbor Lighthouse
- Julia and Ulysses S. Grant Home
- Hartwick Pines Logging Museum
- Higgins Lake Nursery and Civilian Conservation Corps Museum
- Mann House
- Maritime Heritage Center
- Michigan Iron Industry Museum
- Sanilac Petroglyphs
- Tawas Point Lighthouse
Michigan Seasons, bugs, topography and climate
Located in the Rockies and at the edge of the plains, Wyoming has both landscapes. In the summer, it tends to be semi-arid, hot during day and cool at night. Winters can be brutally cold. Many roads are closed or impassible in the winter.
Camping in Michigan
If you're looking to save money on your trip, camping may be a fun alternative to hotels and motels, especially, if you already have the gear, or are looking to get some. BTW, this websites ( https://RoadTrippingAndCamping.com ) explains everything you need to know about camping gear and where to the best gear at the lowest prices.
- Make a Reservation
- Find a Campground
- Cabins, Safari Tents, Yurts and More
- Rates & Operating Dates
- Modifications & Cancellations
- Winter camping options
- Backpacking, Hike-in and Backcountry Camping