• Hiking

      Hiking North Central State Trail. Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Todd Zawistowski

      Strap on the backpack and grab your water bottle as you trek the mountains of the Upper Peninsula or walk the thousands of miles of rail-trails that crisscross the state.

      Learn More

    • Hunting

      Fall Hunting

      Whether camouflaged in tree stands or following our dog's leads, thousands of acres of prime hunting grounds put our skills to the test. From big game to small, it all calls us to the thrill of the hunt.

      Learn More

    • Equestrian

      Take a sunset horse ride

      Saddle up and blaze your own trail through majestic stands of hardwoods, rivers and streams or hundreds of miles of rail-trails. So let’s mount up and ride off into a perfect Michigan sunset.

      Learn More

    • Off Road Vehicles

      Off-Road Vehicle

      Hop on your quad and go full throttle, tearing it up on rugged terrain. Or take a laidback trip, feeling the warm sun in the open sky. Either way, enjoy an ORV adventure worth the ride.

      Learn More

    • Michigan Trails

      Hiking above Lake of the Clouds. Courtesy of Midwest Living/Per Breiehagen

      Biking. Hiking. Equestrian. Off-Road. Road Trips. Snowmobiling. Cross Country Skiing. We’ve got a trail for you.

      Learn More

    • Fishing

      Fishing Pere Marquette

      Set your hook for a lazy afternoon on the water or get ready for a fish fight. Michigan is home to some of the country's finest trout, walleye, bass and salmon fishing.

      Learn More

    • Nature & Parks

      Zipline at Historic Mill Creek, Mackinaw City. Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/John Noltner

      From misty morning walks to afternoons whiled away, Michigan’s parks provide a refuge from life’s fast pace.

      Learn More

    • Campgrounds & RV Parks

      Fall campging. Photo courtesy of Penny Ruiz-Corman

      Like to camp? You’re never more than half an hour from one of 102 Michigan state parks. Beside the thousands of campsites in Michigan state parks and forests, there are more than 1,000 licensed private campgrounds with 145,000 campsites.

      Learn More

    • Canoeing

      Canoeing Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

      Whether floating down gently flowing rivers or testing your mettle against teeming rapids, you’ll love the cool running waters of Michigan.

      Learn More

    • Golf

      Golf, Caberfae Peaks, Cadillac

      With more than 650 public courses, you’ll find diversity ranging from hushed fairways carved out of dense forests to sweeping vistas of pristine lakes and rivers.

      Learn More

    • Biking

      Biking Pere Marquette Trail. Courtesy of Midwest Living/Bob Stefko

      Whether radically biking the Upper Peninsula’s mountain trails or leisurely peddling one of more than 1,300 biking trails, spend time touring Michigan’s great outdoors.

      Learn More

    • Kayaking


      Paddle Michigan’s channels, coves and open waters for a soul-inspiring journey that lasts well beyond the trip.

      Learn More

    • Boating

      Boating - St. Joseph. Courtesy of SW Michgan Tourist Council

      Rev it up on the open water of more than 11,000 inland lakes and the longest freshwater coastline in the country.

      Learn More

    • Diving & Snorkeling

      Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

      Both shallow lakes and deeper waters offer snorkelers and divers hidden tales of past maritime adventures among the shipwrecks of the Great Lakes.

      Learn More

    • Sports Rental

      Sports Rental - Stony Creek Metro Parks. Courtesy of Wendy Mets

      Be daring and try something new. Today’s the day to discover your recreational passion.

      Learn More

    • Lakes and Beaches

      Oval Beach. Courtesy of Midwest Living

      Get ready to refresh and reconnect where the waters meet the sands. With more than 3,200 miles of shoreline, you’ll find the perfect stretch of beach.

      Learn More

    • Skiing

      Downhill Skiing at Boyne Mountain

      Michigan has more ski areas than any other state with 51 ski areas, boasting over 260 chairlifts and about 1,000 runs, more than 40 terrain parks and slopes offering night skiing. Cross country skiers will enjoy over 3,000 miles of cross country trails.

      Learn More

    • Snowboarding

      Snowboarding at Boyne Highlands

      Snowboarding in Michigan offers excitement and fun at any level.

      Learn More

    • Snowmobiling

      Snowmobile in St. Ignace

      There are over 6,204 maintained, interconnected snowmobile trails throughout the state.

      Learn More

    • Tubing & Sledding

      Snow Tubing

      The “thrill of the hill” awaits you as you tube and sled in Michigan.

      Learn More

    • Snowshoeing

      Snowshoeing in Pure Michigan

      Set out for new adventures. Take the trail less traveled. Snowshoeing is an ancient mode of exploration that stirs the senses and the soul.

      Learn More

    • Dog Sledding

      Dog Sledding with Nature's Kennel.

      From half-hour dog sledding tours to weekend excursions, Pure Michigan has you covered.

      Learn More

    • Ice Climbing

      Ice Climbing, Marquette. Photo courtesy of Bill Thompson

      Whether ascending a low incline or attacking behemoth vertical ice, test your mettle as you ice climb the frozen wonders of Michigan.

      Learn More