Michigan is so much more than Detroit or Grand Rapids. We’ve spent weeks road-tripping around all of Michigan, both the mitten and the Upper Peninsula.

Sleeping Bear Dunes and Pictured Rocks were both great stops, but backpacking at Isle Royale National Park is one of my favorite outdoor experiences we’ve ever had. We definitely have plans to return for another special occasion!

Michigan is full of picturesque waterfalls, fun towns, and delicious craft beer. That’s our kind of place!

These are some of our favorite stops in Michigan. Don’t worry! We have plenty of tips to share with you after spending time road-tripping around the state over the last few years, enjoying the best views.

National Park Sites

Isle Royale National Park Backpacking
Isle Royale National Park Things to Do
Is Isle Royale Worth Visiting?

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Adventure Guide
Hiking Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Guide
Sleeping Bear Dunes Hiking Trails
Sleeping Bear Day Trip Itinerary

Michigan State Parks

Upper Peninsula State Parks Guide
Palms Book State Park: Kitch-iti-kipi
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Michigan Road Trips & Outdoor Adventures

The Best Upper Peninsula Road Trip
The Best Sunset Spots in Michigan and around the Great Lakes
Camping in Northern Michigan

Big Cities & Small Towns in Michigan

Wine Tours from Traverse City