Summer Adventure

  • Welcome to Pure Michigan


    Welcome to Pure Michigan

    Tom Daldin, host of the Emmy award winning PBS series “Under the Radar” introduces first-time visitors to Michigan. Urban adventurer, outdoor enthusiasts and foodies alike will be greeted by Michigan’s cool cities, unspoiled natural resources and exploding farm-to-fork movement. Take your vacation to the next level that is Pure Michigan.

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  • As the warm sun rises above the horizon it calls us outside to a new day. Outside to fresh breezes. Outside to enchanting waters. Outside to Pure Michigan.

    Renew your spirit playing along the world’s longest freshwater coastlineFish the sparkling waters of Michigan’s 11,000 inland lakes. Lookout across the horizon from one of 129 Great Lakes lighthouses. Crisscross the state on more than 1,300 miles of bike trails while enjoying the view of Michigan’s lush vineyards and wineriesGolf some of the highest ranked courses in the country. Unwind with a Hopslam, Dragon's Milk or other colorfully named craft beer at a local brewery. Gather for events and festivals celebrating Michigan’s heritage and community spirit.

    From coast to coast, Michigan's unique experiences are as varied as its Great Lakes: the millions of tulips blooming in Holland to the sweet scent of lilacs in the air on Mackinac Island; the breezes of the Great Lakes Bay Region; the food and film of Traverse City; the hot art and cool craft beer of Grand Rapids; and "doing life different" in Ann Arbor.

    Whether you’re looking for an adventure, a memory-filled family vacation, or a romantic getaway, it's time to visit the summer playgrounds of Pure Michigan.

  • It's in the Hole

    • Bay Harbor. Photo courtesy of Boyne
      Golf
      Michigan's championship layouts with bent grass fairways and greens will astonish you. 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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    Savor a S'more 

    • Castle Rock Campground, St. Ignace
      Campgrounds & RV Parks
      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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    Stars of the Shore

    • Round Island Lighthouse
      Lighthouses
      Home to 129 Great Lakes lighthouses, the most of any state, Michigan's grand beacons still guide sailors safety into port. Ever yearned to gain a glimpse of a lighthouse keeper's life? Volunteer for a weekend during the summer season.

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    The One That Didn't Get Away

    • On Lake Huron off Presque Isle Harbor. Photo courtesy of Jill VanAssche
      Fishing
      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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    Pedal Power

    • TART Trail on West Grand Traverse Bay. Photo courtesy of Traverse City Tourism
      Biking
      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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    Grab a Growler

    • Bell's Brewery
      Breweries
      Dragon's Milk. Hopslam. Kentucky Breakfast Stout. The names of Michigan microbreweries' beers are as colorful as the places that craft them. More than 160 breweries pour world-class porters, pilsners, stouts and ales.

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    Red, White and Blush

    • Hawthorne Vineyards on the Old Mission Peninsula. Photo courtesy of Traverse City Tourism
      Wineries
      Michigan wines rival area as diverse as the soils in which they are grown. Excellent award-winning Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Syrah rival any from Napa Valley or beyond.

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    Waters of Pure Michigan

    • Mackinac Bridge
      Waters of Pure Michigan
      Relax. Refresh. Reconnect. The waters of Pure Michigan offer a chance to slow down life’s fast pace on one of more than 11,000 inland lakes or along more freshwater coastline than any other state in the country.

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