Ready for your Pure Michigan adventure?
Celebrate the outdoors here in Michigan, whether you are heading to the beach or gearing up for an epic adventure. Four seasons provide unique ways to experience the wonder of Michigan’s natural resources with trails for all activities and skill levels to ensure your escape is just around the corner.
Michigan boasts four Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes, 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, 20.3 million acres of forests, 4 national parks, 103 state parks and recreation areas, one of the world’s top freshwater fisheries, 1,300 miles of designated mountain bike and bicycle trails, 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails, the second-highest number of ski areas in the nation, more than 600 campgrounds and an international dark sky park—just for starters. Travel by foot, bike, boat, kayak, ORV, horse, snowmobile, skis or snowshoe (just to name a few) to discover all that awaits in the outdoors across Michigan.
Head to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to experience rugged beauty and extreme adventure— from mountain biking and sea kayaking in summer, to fat tire biking, dog sledding and snowmobiling in winter. Take in miles of sandy beaches and blue waters at any of the Beachtowns along the Lake Michigan coastline, or snorkel along the shipwrecks of Thunder Bay. Explore urban escapes such as Belle Isle or the Tridge or take aim for a hole in one at one of Michigan’s more than 650 public golf courses. The opportunities are as endless as your imagination. What’s your dream adventure?
Join a group of three friends as they backpack their way across the island's scenic and rustic trails.