NASCAR fans heading to Michigan International Speedway (MIS) for the August 16-18 Race Weekend can plan an extended stay before or after the Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup Series events.
There are many ways to expand your Pure Michigan experience. Mix, match, or combine elements of each itinerary. You can’t go wrong with a Pure Michigan vacation!
You don’t have to venture far from the campgrounds at MIS to find activities for the whole family. Spend a few extra days in the lower central area of the state near Jackson and Coldwater, along on the historic US-12 Heritage Trail:
Make it a five-day vacation by adding these attractions in the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo area:
Squeeze in two more days and include a memorable visit to Lake Michigan’s Harbor Country. There you can:
Detroit to MIS – A trail of great sights and tastes
Northeast trails and attractions
Race fans can also take a few days and head North. Below are some suggested places to stay, eat and play:
Make it a five-day vacation by adding these attractions on your way to the Flint area:
Make it seven days and take time to experience Michigan’s Little Bavaria, Frankenmuth:
Swing southeasterly from MIS to explore historic sites, small towns and spend a few days on the Lake Erie shore:
For a three day trip, take some time to experience Lenawee County.
Make it a five day trip with stops in Dundee and Monroe:
Add Lake Erie to the itinerary for a seven-day trip:
And for those who have a need for more speed, the Flat Rock Speedway and Milan Dragway are an easy drive from any of these attractions in southeastern Michigan.
Northwest of MIS
Take an excursion to Grand Rapids. Spend a day (or two) on the beach and take a trip to Holland---no passport required. It is less than 140 miles from MIS to Grand Rapids.
Three days are easily filled exploring Michigan’s second largest city:
Make it a five-day adventure with trips to communities surrounding Grand Rapids:
To round out the week head north to Silver Lake Sand Dunes or south to Holland:
Regardless of which direction you drive, you can hit the sun, sand and surf at your choice of Michigan Beachtowns, seven Lake Michigan communities between the Indiana border and Ludington.
For more information on trip ideas and things do to in Michigan, visit www.michigan.org.
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