Outdoors

    • Campgrounds & RV Parks

      Castle Rocks Campground, St. Ignace

      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.

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    • Beaches

      Surfing Lake Michigan, South Haven. Photo courtesy of Heather McFarland

      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.

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    • Golf

      Golf - The Bear, Grand Traverse Resort, Acme

      With more than 800 public courses, you’ll find diversity ranging from hushed fairways carved out of dense forests to sweeping vistas of pristine lakes and rivers.

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    • Hiking

      Hiking in Michigan

      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.

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    • Fishing

      On Lake Huron off Presque Isle Harbor. Photo courtesy of Jill VanAssche

      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.

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    • Michigan Trails

      Western UP

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

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    • Canoeing

      Canoeing on the Au Sable River. Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Brian Confer

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

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    • Kayaking

      Kayaying, Pictured Rocks

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

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    • Nature & Parks

      Nature and Parks - Tahquamenon Falls

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

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    • Biking

      Copper Harbor Trails. Courtesy of Midwest Living/John Noltner

      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.

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    • Boating

      The tallship Appledore IV. Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Brian Confer

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

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • Off Road Vehicles

      Rent a dune buggy or bring your own at Silver Lake

      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.

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    • Hunting

      Instructor Vince Lori helps a shooter's form. Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Brad Ziegler

      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.

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    • 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.

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    • Snowboarding

      Snowboarding at Boyne Highlands

      Snowboarding in Michigan offers excitement and fun at any level.

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    • Snowmobiling

      Snowmobile in St. Ignace

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

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    • Tubing & Sledding

      Snow Tubing

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

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    • 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.

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    • Dog Sledding

      Dog Sledding with Nature's Kennel.

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

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    • 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.

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