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All Things Hook-and-Line

Want to learn the tips, tricks and techniques of fly fishing? Then grab your rod, reel, fly line and leader. Stop by the local outfitter and pick up a few artificial flies or fashion your own. Now, youre ready to check out the DNRs new online resource for all things fly fishing.

Ann Arbor in Full Flavor

Theres really nothing better than the flavor of a freshly picked-from-the-vine Michigan tomato, or enjoying a few fresh berries while you fill your U-Pick bucket. Restaurants in the Ann Arbor area are capitalizing on the season and rolling out new signature dishes featuring flavorful, local produce.

Benzie County Spring Fling

See spectacular scenery, wildflowers in bloom and panoramic shoreline vistas. Hear the wind and the waves thrashing against the lakeshore and revel the echo of returning birds. Taste great Northern Michigan wines, beer, and local culinary favorites. Bike or hike through the state forest trails or hunt for wild mushrooms. Play a round of golf and a championship course or attend a festival. The season is changingfeel the essence of spring in Benzie County.

Birding in Traverse City

Every spring, Traverse City witnesses the return of its snowbirds the hundreds of part-time residents who spend their winters farther south. But theyre not the only birds who start arriving with the spring thaws.

Cabin Fever Remedies

Now that spring is just around the corner, we have a line-up of fun, educational and even taste-teasing ways to get out and about to see, explore, savor or just have fun. So, forget clipping coupons, signing up for daily specials and waiting for the right season. Check out these suggestions and almost all are free to take advantage of right now!

Cool Opportunities for Sportswomen

Learn outdoor sportsman skill, precision and safety at workshops designed especially for women. Now you can hunt, fish, backpack, shoot and canoe like a pro. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman programs offer a mix of outdoor skills over a three-day workshop format in an outdoorsy atmosphere, with supportive instructors where fun and camaraderie are part of the package. Designed for the novice, all equipment is provided. Sing-up for an upcoming workshop today.

Experience the Waterfront of Tall Ships Port of the Year, Bay City

This spring, a small, waterfront town on Lake Hurons Saginaw Bay made big waves in the world of sailing as it once again climbed the mast to the top of the Tall Ship world.

Explore, Hear and FeelMichigan Arts

Embrace a richer appreciation for the world around you. Spring is the perfect time to experience unmatched bursts of color, uncommon creativity, unexpected passion and unusual presentation when you visit Michigan's fine art galleries, cultural institutions and performing arts venues located in every corner across the state.

For the Love of the Arts

Mackinac Arts Council has enhanced Michigan’s picturesque Mackinac Island with world-class programs encompassing music, film, workshops and more.

Get a Taste of Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor area is a veritable Foodie Paradise, offering a wealth of options for absolutely every taste.

Get in the Swing

Tee off this summer at one of our many golf courses and plan to make your outing a memorable event with an affordable package to include lodging, spa services, meals, cart rental and a number of great summer recreational activities from your favorite golf destination. Go ahead, hit the green get your swing on.

Grand Rapids – #1 in Summer Fun

Lonely Planet named Grand Rapids and Lake Michigan’s Gold Coast the #1 U.S. travel destination for 2014 – and summer is a perfect time to explore the reasons why.

Great Lakes

Michigans very name is rooted in the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian word for large lake, and its handprint on the earth, the mitten-like Lower Peninsula and jagged-edged Upper Peninsula, is shaped by four of the five Great Lakes: Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior. Sailors called them the Sweetwater Seas.

Great Lakes Bay Region Hosts the 27th Annual Bay City River Roar, June 27th - 29th

An all out celebration of summer is coming in just a few short weeks when the annual Bay City River Roar returns to the Great Lakes Bay Region for its 27th year, June 27th – 29th


No matter where you decide to vacation in Michigan there is a hiking, biking or water trail ready and waiting.

Learn Your Game or Bring Your Game to Mackinac Island

Bring the entire family to Mackinac Island—Michigan’s premier summer resort destination--to either enjoy the Island’s outdoor activities or to learn, play and master sports like golf, tennis and horseback riding. From beginner to novice, you can improve your skills level of these outdoor activities while enjoying this one-of-a-kind, world-class vacation venue.

Mackinac Island 2014 Summer Preview

Enchanted weddings, Victorian hospitality, mouth-watering fudge, lilac blossoms, military and maritime history, romantic horse-drawn carriage toursthe lure of Mackinac Island is absolutely mesmerizing. Known as one of the worlds best island destinations, Mackinac Island is one of the most unique tourist locations youll ever experience.

Marquette County's Spectacular Natural Wonders

Become mesmerized by the natural beauty of Marquette County. With 77 magnificent waterfalls, Marquette County is home to more of these cascading wonders than any other county in Michigan and the locals welcome you to celebrate their spectacular scenery with a self-guided waterfall tour by requesting a copy of their complimentary tour map.

Michigan's Freshwater Seas

Take advantage of sunny skies and warm days to explore our Great Lakes and experience the many activities, sites and pleasures that our lakes and beaches make possible. From lighthouse tours to sand dunes, from shipwrecks to scuba diving and from deep-sea fishing to yacht racesour Great Lakes beckon you to our shores.

Mustang is 50

On April 17, 1964, something monumental happened in America. It was the day the Ford Mustang officially went on sale and immediately it seemed an American icon was born.

Scuba Diving and Underwater Exploration

Break out your diving gear and explore sunken ships, take a virtual tour of shipwrecks via live video feeds, or enroll in a class to learn basic scuba diving skills.

Splash and Slide at an Indoor Water Playground

Got cabin fever? Is your family looking for a wet and wild adventure for Spring Break? With a number of exciting indoor water parks right here in our state, there's no need to travel far for some great family fun. Michigans aquatic include an 88,000-square-foot water playground, four-story water park, water basketball, lazy rivers and geysers, giant water slides, hot tubsand so much more.

Spring Birding Tours at Michigan's Wetland Wonders

Celebrate spring and explore Michigans Wetland Wonders with a birding tour at one of the Department of Natural Resources' seven managed waterfowl areas in April and May. Nothing says spring like the conk-a-ree call of a red-winged blackbird or the raucous sounds of a sandhill crane.

Springtime in Michigan Sizzles

From blooming flowers and longer days to countless rounds of golf, bike rides, and leisurely walks--spring means something special to everyone. And while the cold weather might be sticking around for now, warm weather is on the horizon and Michigan promises a plethora of exciting things to see and do.

The New, the Renovated and a Few Classic Must-See Destinations on Mackinac Island

Take a a look at whats been happening on Mackinac Island the new, the renovated, and a few classic must-see destinations this season.

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