Best Summer Things to Do in Michigan

Here are the best summer things to do in Michigan and the unique sights you absolutely need to experience to enjoy the very best of the Mitten State during the hot summer months.

Explore Michigan State Parks

With two peninsulas and shorelines on four Great Lakes, there’s much to see by visiting any of Michigan’s 101 state parks, from immaculate beaches to forests to historic sites.

Attend a Hot Air Balloon Festival

Night glows, launches, and balloons of all shapes and sizes are part of hot air balloon festivals in Michigan. These events are the perfect spots for family-friendly fun.

Sleeping Bear Dunes

Climbing the dunes at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore can be strenuous, and there’s likely plenty of wind-blown sand in your face. But, the payoff is well worth it!

Day at the Detroit Zoo

There’s no better way to spend a day, and a visit to the Detroit Zoo offers fun for the whole family. Whatever your favorite animal is, there’s a good chance that the Detroit Zoo has it.

Go Kayaking on Michigan Rivers & Lakes

Kayaking and canoeing are some of the most relaxing activities you can do in Michigan when the weather is just right.

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