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Visit Michigan: glamping getaways
Planning a Michigan vacation? When you visit Michigan you will quickly see why it is a premier outdoor vacation destination in the United States. Michigan is a midwestern U.S. state that borders four of the Great Lakes. Southeastern Michigan is home to Detroit, the state’s largest city, as well as the college town Ann Arbor and Dearborn's Henry Ford Museum. Northern Michigan highlights include the resort town Traverse City, the sand dunes and beaches of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and popular vacation destinations like Grand Rapids. However, if you only stay in the cities, you are missing some of Michigan’s most treasured locations.
Michigan is home to the nation's longest freshwater coastline, lakes that look as big as oceans, more than 10,000 inland lakes, pristine beaches, farmland, and endless outdoor adventures. When you plan your next Michigan vacation and glamping getaway, you have more than 100 public beaches, two National Lakeshores, and the only marine sanctuary in the Great Lakes to explore. Not only that, but the beautiful lakes, wildlife preservation areas, Michigan state parks, and recreation areas make Michigan the perfect glamping vacation destination. No matter the season, there are endless opportunities for outdoor recreation from any one of our Michigan vacation rentals. Rivers and lakes for watersports, thousands of miles of trails to hike, bike, or snowshoe through some 19 million acres of forests, make it easy to see why Michigan is a haven for outdoor recreation. Places like Isle Royale National Park, Lake Superior, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and the Upper Peninsula are only some of Michigan’s premier outdoor destinations. Keep reading to find out more about the different things to do in Michigan and Michigan’s top travel destinations.
Things to do in Michigan outside
You are sure to fall in love with Michigan, no matter what season you plan your glamping getaway. Michigan has endless opportunities for outdoor recreation through all four seasons, so keep reading to learn about the best things to do in Michigan outside. With comfortable temperatures and long days, spring and summer seasons in Michigan are a prime time for a glamping Michigan vacation. With 11,000 inland lakes, one of the best ways to explore Michigan is by water! Popular places to rent a kayak in Michigan and paddle around include destinations like Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Turnip Rock, and Two Hearted River. Even more, the Island Loop Route along the blueways of St. Clair is one of the few National Water Trails in the whole country. But wait, there’s more! Michigan’s thousands of miles of trails are another great way to explore on your Michigan vacation. Michigan’s best hiking trails lead through old-growth forests, past waterfalls, and to the top of mountains. Pick from the more than 220 miles on the Shore-to-Shore trail that connections Lake Huron and Lake Michigan or pick your favorite day hike along the North Country National Scenic Trail. Some of our other favorite hikes in Michigan are in destinations like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Isle Royale National Park.
As the seasons change and the temperature drops, Michigan becomes a veritable winter wonderland. For a truly unforgettable winter experience, Michigan’s wooded backcountry is where you should start. With thousands of miles of groomed snowmobile trails, more than 40 ski areas for skiing and snowboarding, and more than 11,000 frozen lakes for ice fishing, the cold temperatures don’t mean you have to stay inside. If you’re looking for where to ski in Michigan or the best Michigan terrain parks, check out mountain resorts like Voodoo Mountain, Nose Dive, Gorge Glades, Kingdom Come, or Sidewinder for diverse terrains suitable for all abilities. If you don’t like skiing or snowboarding, don’t worry! There are still numerous lakes for ice fishing, places to go sledding and tubing, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing...we could go on, but you get the point. No matter the season, Michigan is a top vacation destination for outdoor lovers. Whether you spend your Michigan vacation skiing, biking, hiking, visiting craft breweries, or on the water, we have handpicked the best Michigan vacation rentals in the top Michigan vacation spots for the best glamping getaway possible.
Michigan weather: when to visit
So, what is the Michigan weather like and when is the best time to visit? Michigan is a great year-round vacation destination, but most people do visit between May and September when the weather is mild and dry. Michigan winters (November - March) are very cold and often with lots of snow. Summers in Michigan are mild with low precipitation and temperatures stay in the 80s F most of the season. Popular local events in Michigan include the North American International Auto Show that takes place in Detroit in January and the National Cherry Festival in July in Traverse City. So, without further ado, check out the best places to visit in Michigan, our favorite Michigan vacation spots, and the best things to do in Michigan with Glamping Hub!