Kayaking in winter in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Couple observing water rushing down Lower Tahquamenon Falls
Camping tents and kayaks in Port Crescent State Park in Port Austin
Boats docked at Bay Harbor Marina in Bay City
Tahquamenon Falls breaking over the rocks in autumn
The sun peeks through Holland’s windmill among a field of tulips
A solo sailboat in Traverse City
A gaggle of boats in Saginaw Bay
Grand Rapids’ Blue Bridge at night
Fly-fishing in fall
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- Detroit (DTW)
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A world of natural and urban attractions
With a transformed riverfront, bustling nightlife, three casinos, championship sports teams and a packed lineup of festivals and events, Detroit is America’s great comeback city. Explore world-class attractions including The Henry Ford and Detroit Institute of Arts. Visit the Motown Museum or enjoy live jazz and blues at a downtown club. The culinary scene is lively too, with diverse dining and ethnic foods that reflect the city’s many cultures. Discover something exciting around every corner in The D.
Step back in time to an island that transports mind, body and soul to a world of simpler pleasures. An Island free of automobiles and clutter. A place where horse is king, bicycles are the preferred mode of transportation and a Victorian landscape that hasn’t changed in centuries. Home to Grand Hotel, Fort Mackinac and America’s Fudge capital. Come to our Mackinac Island, one of the world's top island destinations. Where every day is timeless, every night precious.
Experience the creative energy that is Grand Rapids: dazzling art and culture, exceptional dining and nightlife, and inspiring natural beauty. The walkable downtown is filled with restaurants, breweries, clubs, theaters and museums – and every autumn, it hosts ArtPrize, the world’s richest art competition. This cosmopolitan cool is matched by an equally impressive outdoor menu– Grand Rapids offers great golfing, fishing, hiking, biking and even downhill skiing. All just minutes from the sugar-sand beaches of Lake Michigan.
The Henry Ford
We collect America - and create unforgettable ways to explore and enjoy it. An internationally-recognized cultural destination, The Henry Ford brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shape America. Enter a world of amazing inventions, daring visionaries and living traditions that span three centuries of American life, four one-of-a-kind attractions and 200 acres of sights, sounds and sensations that will take you places you've never been before.
Ranked as one of the coolest cities in the Midwest, Ann Arbor is the quintessential college town. Exceptional restaurants, independent shops, majestic parks, eclectic art galleries, eccentric festivals and more — all anchored by the historic University of Michigan — make this urban oasis truly stand alone. Explore the walkable downtown during the Ann Arbor Art Fair or seek adventures along the Huron River. Plan your visit and discover your Ann Arbor.
Nestled at the head of Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City is a four-season destination that combines breathtaking natural attractions with a rich blend of adventure and relaxation. Known for its 180 miles of sugar-sand Lake Michigan shoreline, Traverse City is also home to award-winning wineries, microbreweries, championship golf courses, and a vibrant downtown with more than 150 shops and restaurants. And all just minutes away from the majestic Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Great Lakes Bay
Get ready to explore — unsalted. Because, along with the freshwater shoreline of Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay, you’ll find a whole new way to unlock the quiet magic of the great outdoors. Like stargazing from the deck of a Tall Ship after helping the crew raise the sails. Taking in 10,000 acres of National Wildlife Refuge alongside a local legend as he navigates the rivers by braille. Dropping in a line to catch your own world-class walleye, perch, or bass. Or seeing just how far from the every day nearly 100 miles of regional trails can take you.