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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Opening Day May 13, 2022

Lewis Farm Market is a 700 acre farm in New Era, Michigan. Family owned and operated, with home grown produce, fruit orchards, market with gifts and goodies, and a bakery. Enjoy lots of activities for family fun from May through October each year … and a petting farm with a wide variety of animals and birds!

The 158-acre main campus may take up to two, four, or eight hours to walk through depending on what you choose to explore. With a large variety of art and plants, Meijer Gardens has something to pique any interest. Explore some of the many great highlights we have to offer. Meijer Gardens is open 362 days a year.

Shanty Creek is a four-season resort featuring 72 holes of championship golf on four courses (Cedar River, The Legend, Schuss Mountain and Summit), 53 ski runs on two mountains (Schuss Mountain and Summit Mountain), 30km of cross-country skiing, a 6-lane alpine tubing park, winter sleigh rides, and Michigan’s most awarded terrain parks.

Caberfae Peaks Ski Resort boasts Michigan's highest lift-served peaks and some of the state's biggest vertical drops. With 34 runs, skiers and riders will enjoy the best advanced, intermediate, and novice ski runs in the state. As Michigan's closest up-north ski resort, you'll spend less time in the car and more time on the slopes.

Opening Day: May 14, 2022

Pictured Rocks Cruises, LLC is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service Department of the Interior and has been guiding the public to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore for over 50 years.

Wild Beauty on the Lake Superior Shore. Sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, lakes, forest, and shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Hiking, camping, sightseeing, and four season outdoor opportunities abound. The lakeshore hugs the Lake Superior shoreline for more than 40 miles.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses close to 50,000 acres stretching over 13 miles. Most of this is undeveloped woodland without roads, buildings or power lines. The centerpiece of the park, and the very reason for its existence, is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls.

Are you looking for an aquatic adventure in Michigan? Well Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark is the place for you and your family vacation! At 88,000 square feet, Avalanche Bay is Michigan's BIGGEST indoor water park featuring slides, rides, kids pools, climbing walls, lazy river, and even a surf simulator.

The Muskegon Museum of Art, founded on a tradition of aesthetic excellence, is committed to fostering the life-long study and appreciation of the visual arts by strengthening, preserving, and exhibiting its collections; offering a wide range of traditional and contemporary exhibitions; stimulating learning and creativity through diverse public a

Each season brings new beauty to the estate. Start spring with a visit to see and smell Applewood’s beautiful spring blossoms. In June, the Perennial Garden is filled with peonies, poppies, iris, lilies and delphiniums while roses bloom in the Rose Garden.

Crossroads Village & the Huckleberry Railroad is an authentic Great Lakes town from the turn of the last century, with over 34 historic structures and a thriving community to welcome you. Ride the Huckleberry Railroad, catch a show at the Colwell Opera House or learn a trade from one of our craftspeople.

Open every day of the year except for December 25th Christmas Day

Potter Park Zoo is located along the Red Cedar River, in Lansing Michigan. Potter Park Zoo is a 20 acre zoo within an 80 acre park located in the capital city of Lansing, Michigan. With over 500 animal residents there is always something new and exciting to see.

The tiny red store in downtown Good Hart was built by resident Cliff Powers in 1934 and operated as a general grocery, butcher, and gas station until 1971 when the Powers sold the business to current owner Carolyn (Woods) Sutherland, who currently operates the grocery, bakery, deli, and post office with husband Jim Sutherland.

You have to love the entrepreneur spirit in Michigan, where else does the answer to the question: What to do when you find something unexplained and unusual? is sells tickets! Well here is one of those situations.

Closed Saturdays

Holocaust Memorial Center offers docent-led public tours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 1:00 PM See Anne Frank's tree, experience a German boxcar & explore Jewish heritage. Learn from history's darkest hours and resolve to build a better future...today.

March 25 - November 20, 2022

John Ball Zoo has over 2,000 animals including lions, tigers, chimpanzees, and a red panda, indoor and outdoor exhibits, interactive experiences, and so much more. The Zoo is conveniently located at the corner of Fulton and Valley (1300 W. Fulton) just west of downtown Grand Rapids.

The Children’s Zoo features a variety of animals ranging from small insects to our large Clydesdale Horses. We are currently home to over 150 animals (and that’s not including the thousands of insects!) year round.

Opening day for the 2022 season is Sunday, May 1.

Binder Park Zoo is located outside of Battle Creek, Michigan, on 433 acres of natural forests and wetlands. The zoo has become one of the leading cultural attractions in the region. Binder Park Zoo was created on the model of an entrepreneurial self-supporting nonprofit organization, and is managed by a zoological society board of directors.

Sand Point Charters offers fishing charters and sightseeing tours in the most pristine lake within the Great Lakes Region. Lake Superior is the World’s largest fresh-water lake and is home of the Lake Trout that can only be found in cold Northern waters.

#1 for FAMILY FUN in West Michigan / Go-Karts, Mini Golf, Arcades, Laser Tag, Batting Cages, Bumper Boats, Food and Lots More!

Mackinac Island Nightlife is full of invigorating activities. There are many events and festivals throughout the year and nightly entertainment takes place all over the Island.

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