Every week we have a dialogue with our Facebook fans and Twitter followers in order to provide you with the very best Michigan travel-related information. Here are a few of the questions that we asked, and you answered this week.
The heatwave that gripped most of the state this week had many people thinking about ways to cool down. With that in mind, we asked fans on Twitter to share some of their favorite lakes to take a swim.
Michigan Ice Cream Treats at Marion's
It’s National Ice Cream Month, and what better way to celebrate on a HOT summer day than to read about a great ice cream parlor in Michigan, and then head out for an ice cream cone of your own! Guest Blogger Tim Chilcote shares the memory of a trip on the sunrise side of Michigan.
Next time you’re on Michigan’s sunrise side, grab an ice cream cone at Marion’s Dairy Bar and take a walk along the East Tawas State Dock. In fact, make a special trip—eating ice cream along Tawas Bay is a favorite pastime of locals and tourists, and reason enough to visit the Lake Huron coast.
Marion's Ice Cream Parlor in Michigan
Click Here to Enlarge Michigan Camping Infographic
With 78 state parks, 19 state recreation areas, and 6 state forests, Michigan has the largest state park and state forest system of any state, so it’s no wonder that camping and Michigan are almost synonymous.
Locals and visitors alike love to get away to one of the more than 1,200 Michigan campgrounds for a weekend (or longer!) of outdoor adventure.
Are you looking for something close by for you and the kids to do this summer? In Michigan, you’re never more than a one tank trip away from a zoo. If you’re looking for smaller petting zoos and farms, where you can get up close and personal to the animals, or a large zoo with exotic animals from all over the world, Michigan has them both!
Detroit Zoo – The Detroit Zoo was the first in the United States to use open natural exhibits, and features 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits with 1300 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates of 250 different species
Potter Park Zoo – This 100 acre park features the county zoological park with over 400 different animal species, plus playground, picnic areas, pony and camel rides, petting zoo, gardens and more.
Travel blogger Donald Dale Milne gives us the inside scoop on some of the lesser-known things to do in the Grayling, Michigan area.
Crawford County Historical Museum
Everyone knows that Hartwick Pines State Park and Au Sable River canoeing are great places in Grayling. But how about enjoying some lesser-known attractions in the area? I’ve found three that are worth adding to your Grayling travel itinerary.