Take the Mackinaw City ferry to the island to see amazing views of Lake Huron. Start your morning with a carriage tour or hit the bike trail with a stop at Arch Rock.

Next, consider stops at Tahquamenon Falls State Park and The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum near Whitefish Point, with an overnight destination of Munising.

Pictured Rocks

Discover beautiful hiking trails at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, including a gorgeous half-mile hike to the Miners Castle Overlook.

Explore by boat. Try a kayak tour or cruise along the cliffs at Pictured Rocks to see amazing rock landscapes like Lovers Leap Arch, Chapel Rock, and amazing waterfalls.

Detour to the Hungarian Falls near Torch Lake and make a stop at the Brockway Mountain Lookout. With more time, see the Copper Harbor Lighthouse and Marshes Preserve!


A beautiful natural spring near the town of Manistique. An unforgettable trip to the largest freshwater spring in Michigan. The springs are in Palms Book State Park.

On your way consider a stop at the town of Harbor Springs. Once in Traverse City, explore downtown. Visit the Mission Point Lighthouse and a few of the Old Mission wineries.

Climb the dunes at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. These crystal-colored waters don't feel like lake Michigan. Also visit some wineries on the peninsula.