13 Amazing Places to Visit in Michigan

Michigan lies in the Great Lakes Region of the US and is also nicknamed, The Great Lakes State, The Wolverine State, The Mitten State and Water (Winter) Wonderland. Although Detroit is it's largest city, the capital is Lansing. Michigan offers a lot to its visitors and there’s some stunning nature to be admired.

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island, Michigan,USA

Mackinac Island offers a look at a historic period and a simpler way of life, before cars and buses. Visitors can take a ferry to the island and spend the day wandering through the shops of the old town, touring the island on a horse-drawn carriage, hiking, or visiting Fort Mackinac.

Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park, Michigan, USA

Isle Royale lies in northwestern Lake Superior near the Canadian frontier. Shaped by Ice Age glaciers, this 432 square mile island has many lakes and streams, dense forests, and a variety of wildlife that includes wolves, foxes, moose, otters, ospreys, herring gulls, falcons, and more. This relatively unspoiled tract of country attracts those looking for a remote wilderness experience. The best way to see the park is on hiking trails and boat trips. Access to the island is by boat or seaplane.

Lost Lake

Lost Lake, Michigan, USA

Lost Lake is a lake in Clare County, Michigan, United States. It is 66-acre large and focal point for Boy Scout activities on the Lost Lake Scout Reservation.

Mackinac Bridge, Michigan

Mackinac Bridge, Michigan, USA

The Mackinac Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of the U.S. state of Michigan.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan, USA

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore hugs the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It's known for the dramatic multicolored Pictured Rocks cliffs. Unusual sandstone formations like Miners Castle and Chapel Rock define the park’s headlands.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan 

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan, USA

The Porcupine Mountains, or Porkies, are a group of small mountains spanning the northwestern Upper Peninsula of Michigan in Ontonagon and Gogebic counties, near the shore of Lake Superior.

Detroit´s Belle Isle Conservatory

Detroit´s Belle Isle Conservatory, Michigan, USA

The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is a greenhouse and a botanical garden located on Belle Isle, a 982-acre island park nestled in the Detroit River between Detroit and the Canada United States border.

Autumn cameo in Cadillac, Michigan

Autumn cameo in Cadillac, Michigan, USA

A rural road winds away into the distance framed by an arch of red maple leaves in Cadillac, Michigan, USA.

Lighthouse and pier at Grand Haven

Lighthouse and pier at Grand Haven, Michigan, USA

Lighthouse and pier at GranGrand Haven South Pierhead Inner Light is the inner light of two lighthouses on the south pier of Grand Haven, Michigan where the Grand River enters Lake Michigan.

Windmill Island, Holland, Michigan

Windmill Island, Holland, Michigan, USA

Windmill Island is a 36 acre heritage park filled with manicured flower gardens and Dutch architecture. In May the park comes to life with 175,000 tulips, and in June the extensive gardens change to annual flowers.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor encompasses 2,800 acres. Some of the interesting old Gothic buildings include the Law Quadrangle, the Power Center for the Performing Arts, and the Natural History Museum. Key attractions on the campus include the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, with strong collections related to Mediterranean civilizations, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, and the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History.

Michigan Historical Museum, Lansing

Michigan Historical Museum, Lansing, Michigan, USA

The Michigan Historical Museum tells Michigan's story from prehistoric times to the 1900's. Exhibits range from the industrial history of the state to the history of the first people.

Spray Falls, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Spray Falls ~ Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Spray Falls is the remotest, and perhaps the most impressive of the several waterfalls in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The 70' waterfall plunges over the cliffs at Pictured Rocks and lands directly in Lake Superior.

The falls is right on the edge of the cliffs, and the creek has not cut back into the cliffs at all, so it is impossible to view the falls from the front unless you are on the water. The cliffs are sheer for miles in both directions, so there is no way to get near the base of the falls without a watercraft.

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Bond Falls State Park, Michigan

Autumn at Bond Falls State Park, Michigan

Twin Lakes State Park, Upper Michigan

Twin Lakes State Park, Upper Michigan

Kayaking along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Kayaking along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Lighthouse and pier at Grand Haven

Lighthouse and pier at Grand Haven, Michigan, USA

Lake Huron Beach Rocks, Port Huron

Lake Huron Beach Rocks, Port Huron, Michigan

St Joseph, Michigan

St Joseph, Michigan

Miner's Castle Cave

Miner's Castle Cave - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising, Michigan by Michigan Nut.

Downtown Traverse City

Downtown Traverse City in Michigan

Torch Lake, Michigan

Torch Lake, Michigan

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