Travel Pure Michigan
Pure Michigan - The State of Michigan is a state blessed with the riches of unspoiled nature: the world's longest freshwater coastline, lakes that feel like oceans, shimmering beaches, miles and miles of orchards, glorious sunrises and sunsets, daytime skies of the deepest blue, nighttime skies scattered with stars.
Home to more than 100 public beaches, some of the highest freshwater sand dunes in the world, stunning multi-colored sandstone cliffs. More than 100 lighthouses, numerous maritime museums, ten shipwreck-diving preserves and historic military fortifications rim Michigan's Great Lakes shoreline.
Things to do in Michigan
This is Mackinac Island State Park, a landscape characterized by high limestone bluffs, beautiful vistas of sparkling water, vibrant forests, and mystical geological formations. With automobiles banned since 1898, here exists a quieter way of life away from interstate noise of cities.
Over 80 percent of Mackinac Island is within Mackinac Island State Park-free of charge and open year round-where you'll discover the true natural gems of Mackinac. Whether visiting this island parkland by foot, bike, horseback, or carriage, these many majestic geological wonders and unique historical monuments are visual treasures found only here-on the island sacred to the Ojibwa and Odawa Great Lakes Indian tribes.
Lake Michigan and Wine Tours
Wine grapes grow in beautiful places. Most of Michigan's quality wine grapes grow within 25 miles of Lake Michigan. Here, the "lake effect" protects the vines with snow in winter and moderates air temperatures to keep vines cool in summer and extend the growing season. Lucky for the Michigan traveler - most of the state's wineries are located in these areas. Michigan is home to more than 100 wineries and 150 tasting rooms located across the state.
Skiers and boarders it's time to grab your family and friends and hit the snow-filled slopes, trails and terrain parks of Pure Michigan. With more than 51 ski areas, over 260 charilifts, 1,000 runs, 50 terrain parks and an annual snowfall of more than 100" of Lake Effect snow. Michigan offers skiers the best snow and best skiing in the Midwest and warrants Fourth and Fifth Graders to Ski Free with the Cold is Cool program. You can also Learn To Ski with the Discover Michigan Skiing program. So tune up the skis and snowboards and Ski Michigan.