If you haven't seen it yet, you absolutely have to take a look at Only in Your State's Ultimate Michigan Road Trip guide. We love how many amazing cities and areas of the mitten that they manage to hit. Definitely will be scheduling some time this summer to do at least a chunk of this trip!
But what if you don't have enough time to road trip for this long? We're going to highlight five of our favorite spots around Michigan that Only in Your State hits on their road trip. That way you can pick and choose - or hit all of them at different times. Whatever works best for you!
Alpena is a beautiful little corner of Michigan! If you haven't been, you should absolutely pay this town a visit. There's a winery, several parks, Starlight beach, fishing charters and tours, and several maritime museums and sanctuaries. There's something for everybody!
Holland is one of the most stunning areas in Michigan to visit! Whether you want to hit the Holland State Park Beach on Lake Michigan or walking along the famous tulips during spring, Holland is incredibly fun. Plus, we've heard Good Time Donuts is amazing - and what more do you need in a road trip and vacation than the beach and donuts?
Like most places in Michigan, Ludington is known for their beach. However, they also have a children's museum and a historic district for touring. You should also consider renting a canoe for some outdoor adventures or checking out their event and festival calendar to see if you can time your trip with something cool this summer!
4. Port Sanilac
Looking for somewhere amazing to go closer to the Detroit area? Port Sanilac is only 90 miles away and it has a whole host of traditional Michigan summer activities for you to do! It's on the edge of Lake Huron and they have hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and a wide variety of other outdoorsy services available. They also have a stunning golf course, Huron Shores Golf Club. Port Sanilac is also known for their amazing dining options - check out Stone Lodge or Uri's Landing!
5. South Haven
South Haven has multiple orchards, which makes them a unique place to go on your Michigan road trip this summer. Overhiser Orchards and McIntosh Orchards are both excellent places to pop in. Grab the kids and enjoy a day doing U-Pick at Overhiser Orchards (cherries are in season soon!), or if you're looking to do a more adult-only road trip, McIntosh Orchards offers fruit wine, hard ciders, excellent food, and tours!
How about you? What are your favorite Michigan road trip destinations? Any fun stops you always visit on the way?