Paddle boarders walking through Great Lakes waves with logo that reads "Still Pure Michigan."

Summer in Pure Michigan

Let’s catch up.

As the sun rises above the horizon, discover a place where time isn’t measured in minutes but in moments. Pure Michigan Road Trip Playlist | Pandora →

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With long days of comfortable temperatures and the nation’s longest freshwater coastline, Michigan is a summer destination like no other. Our two peninsulas are home to more than 11,000 lakes, forested state parks, spectacular dark skies and vibrant urban landscapes that set a scene of both peaceful tranquility and adventure for an endless list of summer activities.
From woodland backpacking adventures to family-fun days on the beach, or discovering urban attractions to exploring one-of-a-kind state parks, Michigan has something to offer to every traveler. Below you can explore all the activities that create an unforgettable Pure Michigan summer and find your perfect destination.
Catch Up | Pure Michigan
It's time to make up for lost time. This summer, let's catch up in Pure Michigan.
Pure Michigan Live - A Return to Summer
You're invited to join Travel Michigan,, and Under the Radar-Michigan for a special virtual event, Pure Michigan Live - A Return to Summer, on Mackinac Island.

If you missed the live show, don't worry! Watch it now here
Mackinac Island image with the Return To Summer event logo.
Along The Way | Michigan Road Trips
Because enjoying the journey is always Pure Michigan.
Wish You Were Here | Michigan Outdoor Adventures
With a wealth of activities for the whole family to enjoy, Pure Michigan is your destination for outdoor recreation.
Soundtrack of Summer | Pure Michigan
It's time to listen to a song called "summer," and it's playing in Pure Michigan.
Summer's Here | Pure Michigan
Summer is finally here and we sure are ready. Fishing, hiking, golfing and time spent on the beach. It’s a new beginning – let’s enjoy every moment of it in Pure Michigan.
Catch Up | Pure Michigan
Time in Pure Michigan isn’t measured in minutes, but in moments. Moments paddling the day away or meandering down a trail. Moments on the golf course or sitting around a campfire under the stars.

It’s time to catch up and make up for lost time.
14 Clubs | Michigan Golf Courses
Only 14 clubs, pick out the right one and drive it right down in the middle of Pure Michigan.
Pure Michigan Featured Destination Finder
Whether you're looking for an urban adventure or outdoor escape, the perfect getaway is waiting for you in Michigan. 
Tent and campers sitting by campfire at Port Crescent State Park.
Dune buggy ride on Silver Lake Sand Dunes
Maximize your summer so you don't waste a single blissful beach day, bike ride, perfect paddle, meteor shower or brilliant sunset. Here's a list of ideas to add to your Michigan summer bucket list to have an unforgettable summer.
Infographic of camping items.
Michigan is the perfect place for an idyllic camping trip. To help you prepare for your next camping trip in Michigan, we’ve put together this checklist of things to bring. 
Girl walking by the Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Michigan is a top travel destination to experience the outdoors, and there are plenty of opportunities for family-friendly vacations that will create lasting memories. Here are some travel ideas for planning your family’s outdoor getaway in Michigan. 
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