Let the Summer Festivals and County Fairs begin, Summer time in Michigan includes a lot of beach time.
Take in the beautiful vista of the Mackinac Bridge, the north entrance to the Heritage Route. Spend the day at the 100+ shops in Mackinaw City. Bike on the 62-mile North Central State Trail past sparkling inland lakes and along the Lake Huron shoreline. Float down the 38-mile inland waterway from Lake Huron to Crooked Lake.
JULY 4 @ 9:00 AM
This annual event held on the 4th of July! Professional stone skippers will bring their best skipping skills and compete for the much coveted trophy! There will also be a Gerplunking Division (age 5 & under), a Pebbles Division (ages 6-12), and an Open Division (age 13 & up).
May - September
Just down the shore from Big Sable stands the Ludington North Breakwater Light, another charge of SPLKA’s and a partner with the City of Ludington. This 1924 light is also open for tours and tower climbs and boasts a vibrant green light from its tower.
Join us for a variety of special events and activities through out the Spring, Summer, and Fall months. Mt. Bike over 20 miles of beautiful single track trails that tour through a vast Oak Forest. Enjoy our 2 signature Disc Golf Courses that challenge all levels of players.
Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort recognized nationally as one of the Midwest’s premier destinations. Located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City, Crystal Mountain offers 58 slopes for downhill skiing and snowboarding, Crystal Mountain Snowsports School, winter
Open from May through October depending on the picking seasons. Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market have fruits and vegetables available in season, both already-picked or u-pick.
U – Pick: Opens late June
Corn Maze: Opens in August
Make Jacob's Corn Maze your family fall tradition!
Life sized corn mazes are fun for everyone, young and old alike. Experience our world class computer designed 10 acre corn maze creation, unlike any other in Northern Michigan!
Welcome to Montrose Orchards! Still owned and operated by the Hill family, Montrose Orchards is a third generation farm. The orchard is nearly 200 acres strong with primary crops being apples, pumpkins, pears, asparagus, blueberries, strawberries, and cherries.
The Outer Lighthouse is a round, cast-iron plate 35-foot tall tower topped by a round watch room and 10-sided lantern room and located on Lake Michigan, on the north breakwater at the mouth of the St. Joseph River. There is also a St. Joseph North Pier Inner Lighthouse in the middle of the North Pier.
The structure is in good condition considering it was built in 1906. It stands 40 feet tall and was deactivated in 1963. The octagonal white tower is beautiful, each face is sided with horizontal wood strips like clapboards on an old house. Near the middle the structure angles inward and narrows. The eight sided lantern room is empty now.
This is a 48-acre park with the beautiful sandy shore of Lake Michigan along the west side and the Grand River along the north side. The park consists entirely of beach sand and provides scenic views of Lake Michigan and the Grand Haven pier and lighthouse.
For a great view of Big Red, visit Holland State Park, and walk along the boardwalk to the north pier (wheelchair accessible). Holland State Park is at the west end of Ottawa Beach Road on the northside of Holland. You can also view Big Red from Mt. Pisgah, where the dune stair case takes you 157 feet above sea level.
The historic Cappon House was the home of Holland's first mayor and local tannery proprietor, Isaac Cappon. Built in 1874, it is now partially restored to its appearance in 1900. Visitors to the Cappon House step back in time, immersing themselves in the stories of Isaac Cappon and his large family.
A palette of color awaits you as you wind along the entrance to Holland's treasured island. Tour up into DeZwaan, the only authentic Dutch windmill operating in the United States, grinding locally-grown wheat into flour, which you can purchase in the gift shop. DeZwaan sports a new deck and a restored grinding system.
Step back into the Netherlands of over 100 years ago, on a day when a festival came to town. Within this happy village, your family has many entertainment choices including Dutch Dancing, wooden shoe carving, rides, games, friendly farm animals, photo ops, food, drink and shopping. From kids to grandparents, the memories are endless.