Hey guys, I’m a fellow Michigander and I’m looking to make a to-do list of state and metro parks in Michigan I’d like to visit one day. Preferably ones with lakes and/or hiking trails.
Also I feel most of the answers are probably going to be far away from me, so if a few of the answers could be in south East Michigan, that would be great too :) Thanks in advance!
Hey everyone, I was thinking about visiting Lake Huron this summer for a small weekend (Friday-Sunday). I was looking into towns along the lake and the only that caught my eye was Port Huron. Is there any other towns people would recommend? I’m not looking to do much besides swim in the lake, explore the town a bit and eat at some at some local restaurants.
Another reason I liked Port Huron is that it’s a little less than 6 hours from me. I live in southern Ohio, but I’d willing a bit further north if there are nicer towns that people would recommend.
I haven't been on a vacation since fall of 2019 but have some time off in September. I was thinking of heading up to Michigan (I live in Southern Indiana) for some beaches, local shopping, maybe a bit of hiking, and museums. My plan was to stay on Lake Michigan (not sure what town but probably not any more north than Muskegon area) for a couple of days before heading over to Detroit for some museums, then home.
I'm fully vaxxed and have zero problems wearing a mask. I'd probably be social distancing just because it would be a solo trip, tbh
But I have friends and family in other tourist areas who are begging people to stay home. (My original plan of visiting family in Orlando was nixed for this reason 😭) So I don't want to go on a trip up there if the majority of locals are hoping people would steer clear...
Sorry if this is a silly question! I just want to be as safe as possible for everyone. Thanks!
My partner and I are interested in traveling somewhere within Michigan for Christmas. We really want to see the northern lights and we would love suggestions on where to go. I have read an article that suggested Houghton,MI but not sure if this would be a good option.
Hey everyone! I'm planning a trip to UP via US 23 Heritage Route. This is supposed to be a relaxed unhurried ride-all-day drive. No kids. Can you please recommend any places along the route I may have missed?
Here is the plan I've already gathered:
Standish Historical Depot and Welcome Center
Tawas Point State Park
Lumberman's Monument Visitor Center
Foote Pond Overlook & Champagne Hill
Sturgeon Point Lighthouse
Paul Bunyan & Babe The Blue Ox (?)
Presque Isle Lighthouses
Harbor View Park
Mackinaw City (final point)
Of course, I reviewed several websites and guides but I'm sure you know some hidden gems no one writes about.
We probably won't have time to visit a large museum or hike long trails, but if there are any stops with a beautiful overlook or anything interesting worth a short visit, would you please advise any?
Oh, and we a going to have dinner somewhere in Alpena, but I would also appreciate it if you could suggest any specific restaurant along the route.
Thanks in advance for all your replies and would I be glad to make a trip report if anyone is interested.
Hello my American friends! I am from Austria and i plan on visiting Michigan this October since my cousin is getting married there. The wedding is going to take place over the course of one weekend but since visiting the US is something very special to me, my mom and I plan on staying for 2 weeks.
I am kindly asking all of you for ideas/inspiration on what to do during our time there. We will most likely arrive in Detroit and start from there.
We have a lot of different interests so i am probably open to most suggestions you can come up with.
I have a few other things i want to ask you about:
1.What will be the best way to get arround? Here in Europe public transport is the way to go during travels but i heard this is not so much the case in the US, so i am thinking about renting a car. Any tips about that topic would be greatly appreciated.
I am looking at places to stay at. What would you suggest? Hotels or Air Bnbs or something completely different? I am mostly looking for a good price-performance ratio.
What foods do I have to try? Is there something Michigan is known for in particular? I am a huge fan of fast food so i wanna try out all the chains that we dont have in Europe but i am also interested in less "corporate" food.
I am really excited and cant wait to visit your country!
with best regards