Michigan Summer Attractions

We are often asked what are the best summertime attractions in Michigan. Wow, what a loaded question. Are you interested in the natural beauty of Michigan's coast including sand dunes and overlooks? Are you interested in the vast nature areas between the big lakes where you will see small lake communities and amazing historical architecture. Are you interested in Family Fun attractions that might include boats and lakes, farms and agriculture? There is just too much to see and do when visiting Michigan. Personally I would say map out an area of the state and see everything you can in that general area. Next year move to a different area. In about 15 or 16 summers you can decide what the best attractions are in Michigan.. Enjoy Life, Michigan Life!

Michigan's Best Summertime Attractions
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Rockford Brewing Company (RBC) opened for business in 2012 by its founding partners, Jeff Sheehan and Seth Rivard. Although relatively new as a company, RBC’s team has over 15 years of previous professional brewing and business experience. RBC specializes in traditional and inventive beers that focus on Michigan agriculture.

A neighborhood brewery in Dutton, MI. Offering a wide variety of ales that are all handcrafted on a 3bbl brewing system.

Hudsonville Pike 51 is owned by Steve Guikema and Ron Snider who are also co-owners of Hudsonville Winery. Pike 51 Brewery is the new on-site brewpub that is finally here. This has been a dream for many, many years. Steve and Ron talked about this back in the 1990’s while doing their own home-brewing.

Located in a small farming community just 10 miles north of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, our micro brewery and taproom is striving to bring a world class experience to every person who walks through our doors.

Carefully considered craft beer + neighbors on every stool.
Our Brewing Company: Smaller on Purpose.

We are a craft brewery, and our approach is all about style, creativity, diversity, quality, and flavor. We believe there is a beer out there for everyone, order a custom flight and see which ones you like! Or, if you are a frequent guest and you'd like to know more about joining our Mug Club, CLICK HERE!

​Welcome to Odd Side Ales, one of the fastest growing breweries in Michigan. Born in an old piano factory in downtown Grand Haven, Michigan, Odd Side Ales first opened its doors in March 2010.

Each bottle of our craft beer and artisan spirits captures a flavor, a harvest, a season, a moment in time.

The Mitten Brewing Company is the brainchild of life-long friends Chris Andrus and Max Trierweiler.

Welcome to Jaden James Brewery
Hours: 12-8 Monday - Saturday Closed Sunday
Closed Labor Day
You have heard about Jaden James Brewery now stop in and give our beers/ciders a try! The breweries home is at Cascade Winery

Stop in and enjoy a beer! Take home a growler
available now!

HopCat was envisioned, designed, stocked, and staffed with one mission in mind: To bring you great beer. What is great beer? It's a beer made with care and pride. It might be a local beer or one from across the globe. It could be your usual pint, or a beer that you had no idea existed.

Experience a dedication to creativity; a flair for complex flavors; a return to craft. A Renaissance is brewing at B.O.B.'s Brewery, where this month's exotic, small batch brew may become next year's most anticipated seasonal offering. There is the potential for magic every time Brewmaster John steps behind the glass.



May 7 - 15, 2022

Visitors from all over the world come to see millions of tulips in parks, gardens and tulip lanes. The festival hosts 3 parades, music and variety shows, concerts, dinner theatre and over 1,100 authentically costumed Dutch dancers.

The Detroit Zoo is open 362 days a year
closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Animal Feedings/Demonstrations
In order to encourage natural behavior, feeding and socialization activities occur throughout the day. This is called "animal enrichment". View our enrichment schedule on the "Today at the Zoo" page.

Detroit Institute of Arts is among the top 10 museums in the country, offering over 100 galleries with art from ancient to modern times. Among the renowned works are French Impressionist, German Expressionist, American and Flemish paintings.

Buy direct from the manufacturer and save! Make your own wine with the finest of grape juices ready for your enjoyment in as little as six weeks! We now carry Mead (Wine that is made using honey instead of grapes.)
We also have a wide variety of quality wines on the shelf. Our products come in two grades; Elite and Extraordinaire.

Willow Vineyards was established in 1992. It was and continues to be a work of passion and love, created and designed by John and Jo Crampton. Located on a beautiful, wind-swept hillside in Suttons Bay, the panoramic views of West Traverse Bay add to the majesty of the vineyard.​ Willow Vineyards was established in 1992.

Sandy and Dave Miller love the State of Michigan and have made a commitment to spend their time and effort here to produce world class wines for all to enjoy. Dave grew up in and around South Bend, Indiana where he learned to love the great outdoors and the natural world that surrounds us.

WaterFire is family-owned and run by Chantal and Mike, who live on the vineyard with their son. As an environmental scientist and wine lover, grape growing resonated with Chantal as a way to connect herself and others with the land.

Welcome to Warner Vineyards
Nestled along the Lake Michigan Shore appellation, and founded in 1938,
Warner Vineyards is one of Michigan’s oldest wineries. Our wines have
been served at the White House and 2 Super Bowls. As the 3rd generation
of Warners’, we look forward to welcoming you to one of our tasting rooms

Stop in at the winery, right down the street (towards Lake Huron) from Birchwood Mall in Fort Gratiot, MI. Please feel free to contact us regarding any questions you might have about our Wine-Making Techniques.

The Village Winery came about after many years of wine making as a hobby. Through sharing our wines with family and friends we hatched the idea of starting a winery. After a long year or so process of application and build-out, we opened the Village Winery on labor day weekend of 2007 during our annual Romeo Peach Festival.

Villa Mari founder Marty Lagina made the (some would say) crazy choice to grow grapes that shouldn't grow in Michigan, with the belief that he could produce world class wines that otherwise couldn't be made here. So, true to his Italian heritage, he planted exotic varieties like Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and others.

Our interest in wine came quite naturally, just like it does for most people, a cool, bright Riesling on a warm afternoon, a mammoth California Zinfandel with a pile of BBQ Ribs, and pretty much everything in-between.

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