Mackinac Island State Park
Over 80% of the island is within the park, and people seem to get around just fine even though no cars are allowed! Features include unusual limestone formations, caves and scenic views above Lakes Huron and Michigan. Tour Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, built in 1892; kids love 1770s-era fort and fur trading village, Colonial Michilimackinac. Find Discount Hotels near Mackinac Island State Park.
Nearly 40 rides, from tame to thrilling, are found at this theme park. Add to that a lazy river, a wave pool and exciting wet and wild rides at WildWater, and this park duo is just what you need to get your heart pumping! Rent a cabana for a great home base, and off you go. Fun for the whole family and priced right. Find Discount Hotels near Michigans Adventure.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Colorful sandstone rock cliffs stretching along the Lake Superior shoreline from Sand Point to past Spray Falls, settling gently into Twelvemile Beach, set the stage for this wondrous park. Hike 42 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail and take a summertime guided tour of Au Sable Light Station, built in 1873-74. Waterfalls abound in this area, too! Find Discount Hotels near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Get your bearings on the 7-mile Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive which gives you awesome views of dunes, Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and the Manitou Islands. Climb the huge dune, hike through the Maple/Beech forest, tour the U.S. Coast Guard Museum and visit a restored circa-1900 lumbering village, Glen Haven. Winter weekends bring popular ranger-led snowshoe hikes. Find Discount Hotels near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
The star of the show is the Tahquamenon River and its Upper Falls, over 200 feet across and with a drop of almost 50 feet. You will find 16 miles of the North Country Trail, four miles of groomed ski trails, a nice 17 mile canoeing route and abundant wildlife viewing opportunities. Find Discount Hotels near Tahquamenon Falls State Park.