25 Best Things to Do in Michigan

If you love berries, beaches and forests then Michigan is the state for you.

The state boasts a number of beaches, more than half of Michigan is covered with forests and woods and an unfathomable amount of berries and cherries go into an incredible number of pies.

Its main city Detroit is an industrial legend in the United States and is gritty and raw in a good way.

The state is surrounded by great lakes including Superior and Michigan and peaceful and beautiful lake islands are a great place to enjoy nature at its most spectacular.

Nature and industry are perfectly combined in the state of Michigan and as a result there really is a varied mix of things to do and something to interest every traveler.

Here is our pick of the bunch and our list of the best things to do in Michigan:

1. Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island, Michigan

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Mackinac Island, Michigan

Visiting this island, which is accessible by ferry, is like taking a trip in a time machine.

The island transports visitors back to a simpler time when there were no cars, buses or other motor vehicles.

Horse-drawn carriages or hiking are the chosen means of transport here for exploring the old town shops and visiting Fort Mackinac.

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25 Best Things to Do in Michigan:

Mackinac Island, Michigan

  • Mackinac Island, Michigan: Ostrows2 / shutterstock
  • Rock Harbor Lighthouse, Isle Royale National Park, Michigan: Steven Schremp / shutterstock
  • Michigan History Center: ehrlif / shutterstock
  • Pictured Rocks National Seashore: Kenneth Keifer / shutterstock
  • Michigan State Capitol: Dmitriy Bryndin / shutterstock
  • The Fisher Building: Patricia Marks / shutterstock
  • University Of Michigan: Dieon Roger / shutterstock
  • Mackinac Bridge: Craig Sterken / shutterstock
  • Colonial Michilimackinac: Svetlana Foote / shutterstock
  • Outdoor Discovery Centre: www.holland.org
  • Windmill Island: Thomas Barrat / shutterstock
  • Soo Locks Boat Tours: ehrlif / shutterstock
  • Detroit Institute Of Arts: Nagel Photography / shutterstock
  • Michigan Central Station: Sean Chen / shutterstock
  • Belle Isle Conservatory: Rachel Goad / shutterstock
  • Ford Rouge Factory Tour: JHVEPhoto / shutterstock
  • Detroit Eastern Market: alisafarov / shutterstock
  • Motown Historical Museum: Atomazul / shutterstock
  • Palmer Woods, Detroit: wikipedia.org
  • Greektown: BC Images / shutterstock
  • American Coney Island Restaurant: americanconeyisland
  • Henry Ford Museum: James R. Martin / shutterstock
  • Brown Bear, Detroit Zoo: Craig Hensley / shutterstock
  • Michigan’s Adventure: Anne Kitzman / shutterstock
  • Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum: ehrlif / shutterstock