Most of the summer concerts and festivals may be canceled for 2020, but that doesn't mean that there isn't lots of fun stuff to do in Michigan this summer. This is a great summer to embrace nature, get outside, and really take in the beauty.
Thing #1: Visit Mackinac Island
Everyone who lives in Michigan should visit Mackinac Island at least once. Mackinac Island can only be accessed by ferry, and once you are on the island, the only way to get around is by foot, bikes, or horses. There are no cars or other motor vehicles on the island.
While on the island, you can visit some of the famous old-town shops as well as Fort Mackinac. Be sure to purchase goods and foods from the shops and show them your support. When you are downtown this year, be sure to follow social distancing guidelines and wear your mask.
Thing #2: Isle Royal National Park
Another great place to visit is the Isle Royal National Park. This park is located on Lake Superior, up near where Michigan and Canada meet. To get to the actual islands, you have to take either a boat or a seaplane. Like Mackinac Island, this is a space where you are not going to have to deal with cars.
You can go on a simple day hike, or you can enjoy some backcountry hiking and camping. There is lots of boating and fishing to enjoy, and lots of areas where you can just soak in the natural beauty.
Thing #3: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Another beautiful place to visit along the south side of Lake Superior is the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The rocks in this area are a unique copper and iron color, making for very beautiful and striking scenes.
While at this national park, you can visit numerous waterfalls. Munising Falls, Miners Falls, and Bridalveil Falls are three of the most popular waterfalls to visit in the park, although there are also lesser-known waterfalls you can visit as well, such as Spray Falls or Sable Falls.
You can visit the Grand Sable Dunes or enjoy some boating, kayaking, or even scuba diving in the area.
Thing #4: Michigan State Capitol
You can also visit the Michigan State Capital, which has been around since 1879 and is a very impressive historical building. There are tours that run throughout the week that allow you to explore the inside of the building.
While you are visiting Michigan State Capital, you can also take some time to explore the city of Lansing. There is a lot of great dining and sites to enjoy in Lansing.
This summer, enjoy the natural beauty that Michigan has to offer. Visit Mackinac Island, Isle Royal National Park, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and the Michigan State Capital. While at all these locations, when around other people, be sure to engage in social distancing and wear a mask.
To learn about more fun things to do in your area, reach out to a travel agency near you.