Pure Michigan. Michigan Awesome. Mitten Love. The Great Lakes State.

Call me biassed if you want, but I will always say that Michigan is one of the best states the U.S has to offer.  The mitten is seriously awesome!  There is Definitely no shortage of things to do or adventures to take.  I’ve composed a list of 60 must do’s in no particular order.  This list is only a projection of my personal opinion. Some of these adventures are still must-do’s on my own bucket list. If I missed anything your suggestions would be more than welcome. I’m always looking for new and exciting things to do and explore. I’ll try to link as many of the ideas as possible with more information for those of you who are interested in checking them out. 

  1. Soak up the beauty of Tahquamenon Falls
  2. Backpack/Camp Nordhouse Dunes.
  3. Road Trip around “The thumb”
  4. Bike around Mackinac Island
  5. Kayak the Pictured Rocks in Munising
  6. Tour the historic ghost town of Fayette
  7. Cross the “Mighty Mac” into the Upper Peninsula
  8. Kayak Lake Huron out to Turnip Rock
  9. Ride the Zoo-de-Mack 51 mile bike ride from Boyne to Mackinac
  10. Run the Detroit Free Press international ½ or full marathon from Detroit across the Ambassador Bridge into Canada and back.
  11. Skydive Tecumseh
  12. Visit Drummond Island
  13. Hike the Porcupine Mountains
  14. Attend Hiawatha Music Festival in Marquette, Michigan
  15. Hike the Shore to Shore trail
  16. Road Trip M-22
  17. Enjoy a sunset on Lake Michigan
  18. Take a Grand Rapids Brewery Tour
  19. Explore Belle Isle
  20. Drive a Fall Color Tour
  21. Backpack Isle Royale
  22. Take a Ferry to Beaver Island
  23. Climb a lighthouse
  24. Go Morel Mushroom Hunting
  25. Visit the Wineries in Traverse City
  26. Zipline Boyne
  27. Cross the Blue Water Bridge from Port Huron into Canada
  28. Tube down the Manistee River
  29. Canoe the Asobo River with friends
  30. Have a pint at the Frankenmuth Brewery
  31. Explore the “Mystery Spot” in St. Ignace
  32. Climb the Sleeping Bear Dunes
  33. Visit Grand Island
  34. Urban Explore the Packard Plant
  35. Conquer “The ledges” in Grand Ledge
  36. See a football game at “The Big House”
  37. Soak up the sunshine at Tigers stadium
  38. Visit the 45th Parallel
  39. See the Soo Locks in action
  40. Ride the Tour-de-Troit bike ride through the inner city
  41. Snowshoe the frozen waterfalls in the U.P
  42. Rent a rustic cabin up north with friends
  43. Cross the Sault Ste Marie international Bridge into Canada
  44. Visit the Stormy Kromer Factory in Ironwood
  45. Observe Seney Wildlife refuge
  46. Hike the Laughing Whitefish Falls
  47. Kayak the Detroit River
  48. Grab a sandwich at Ernie’s Market
  49. Take a boat out on Torch Lake
  50. Watch a sunset on Belle Isle
  51. Snowmobile the trails in Grayling
  52. Swim in fridged Lake Superior
  53. Go apple picking
  54. Participate in the “Bridge walk” on Labor Day across the Mackinaw Bridge
  55. Hike the trails and dunes of the Manistee National Forest
  56. Take a trip to see Kitch-iti-kipi 
  57. Cruise on your bike to adventure Hamtramck Disneyland
  58. Explore Detroit’s iconic heidelberg project before it’s gone
  59. Stuff your face with Polish food at the legendary Legs Inn
  60. Schedule a shipwreck tour or visit the shipwreck museum