From Our Community: 29 Must-Do Activities in Pure Michigan

In honor of Leap Day (February 29th), we asked fans on our Facebook page what they would include on a list of 29 must-do activities in Michigan.

In no particular order, here are 29 of our favorite suggestions. Thanks to everyone who responded!


  1. “Go to Frankenmuth and visit Bronner’s, swim in Lake Michigan” – Robin Lynn Humble

  2. “Visit the Tulip Time Festival in Holland in May.” – Karen Zuverink Heyboer

  3. “Ride across Lake Michigan from Ludington to Wisconsin on the Badger!! Visit House of Flavors in Ludington!” – Becky Davis

  4. “Kayak across Lake Huron to Turnip Rock!!” – Autumn Richards

  5. Traverse City, the bay, the wineries, cherry festival. Stay at the Cherry Tree Inn.” – Thomas Batzmarowsky

  6. “Sunrise side of the state! Visit the harbors in Lexington and Port Sanilac!” – Marianne Kern

  7. “Watch a U of M vs. MSU game, eat at Zingerman's, and fall asleep on the lawn in the Diag. You can't do that anywhere else in the world!!” – Lisa Robinson

  8. “Definitely....Tunnel of Trees just north of Petoskey! :)” – Donna Ryan-Shyrock

  9. “Make your own snowshoes at Ludington State Park.” – Kristi Kiki Dunigan

  10. “Visit Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. Visit any of our wonderful lighthouses. See Pictured Rocks and Tequamanon Falls. Visit Hartwick Pines.” – Ric Booth

  11. “Climb Sugarloaf Mountain near Marquette on a clear day, and take panoramic photos.” – Lisa Guenther

  12. “Definitely Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore!” – Ruth Snyder Wass

  13. “A short drive to Grosse Point Pier. Just beautiful on a sunny day!” – Brian Williams

  14. “Have a cinnamon roll at the Hilltop Restaurant in L'Anse! By the way, this "cinnamon roll" could feed a family of four.....hahaha” – Laurie Napp VanHorn

  15. “Driving on the M-22 Coast!” – Amy Kozlowski Murrin

  16. “Wade in every great lake. I have just one more to go! Lake Ontario!” – Amanda Marie Wilk Ames

  17. “4th of July fireworks show in Bay City. 50th anniversary this year...bigger and better show than ever before!” – Mike Metzler II

  18. Frankenmuth and of course attend a Wings game!” – Jill Stern

  19. Keweenaw Peninsula....breathe the cleanest, freshest air in Michigan.” – Christa Larson-Bazzi

  20. “Visit a Michigan winery -- yum!” – Julie Dean Wingett

  21. “Go to the Ann Arbor Art Fair. A treat for all the senses.” – Felicity Gologram

  22. “Get your vote in at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids!” – Erin Barkel

  23. “Go to Charlevoix and listen to music in the park” – Noah Muszall

  24. “PLAY GOLF!!!!” – Jason Leonard

  25. “Attend the Woodward Dream Cruise.” – Nancy Perkins

  26. Tahquamenon Falls! Hike there, snow shoe, ski, snowmobile. Whatever your pleasure you can do it all here in Paradise Michigan!!!” – Laurie Winkler

  27. Bells Brewery in Kalamazoo!!” – Emily Ferenc Powell

  28. “Lake Michigan sunset.” – Tom Fischer

  29. “Go to Mackinac Island!!! My favorite place in the World!!!” – Susan Senn