- Outdoor activities
There are numerous, modern apartments along the lakefront areas of Michigan and in popular Charlevoix. Holiday homes range from neat, compact apartments, to spacious homes with views of Lake Michigan and Detroit City. Your vacation home in the Lake Michigan area can range from rustic, country homes to impressive villas, log cabins, cottages, cosy inns and vibrant casino accommodation. There are beautiful homes in the Torch Lake area, Ann Arbor and Detroit. If you prefer to holiday closer to retail outlets and infrastructure -for a touch of city or night life, you can stay closer to the centre of town in Detroit or Michigan City just one hour away from Lake Michigan.A country cabin on the lakefront
Lake Michigan is a pristine, natural, wilderness area which provides opportunities for rest, relaxation and time to commune with nature. When it comes to selecting a vacation home, there are a number of large family-sized cabins set in the wild areas on Lake Michigan. You can also find more modern houses or a smaller rental home close to this country setting. Lake views are easy to come by in almost any vacation rental on offer in the area, as there are literally thousands of lakes in Michigan. This means that a holiday combines lake living with numerous opportunities for watersports and relaxation.
Michigan is situated in the Midwest of the US, and is made up of two peninsulas divided by the Straits of Mackinac, and a few islands. Michigan is bordered by four of the great lakes and drained by the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence watershed. The area is truly a water lover's paradise and is a mosaic of lush, green land, lakes and numerous inland waters. Thousands of mountains, rivers, lakes and marshes dot the area. It is the largest state east of the Mississippi River at 97,990 square miles (253,793 km²). Approximately 52% of the state of Michigan is covered by forestland and the areas contains a staggering 11000 lakes.
Since much of Michigan is natural and forested, it is the ideal holiday location for nature lovers, adventurers, children and families. The area is made up of numerous water activity areas, trails, paths, picnic areas, camping sites and areas to explore by means of guided tours or self guided tours. It is also ideal for adventure and adrenalin lovers as the extreme winter adventure or adrenalin sports like ice climbing, ice luge, ice diving or snowmobiling, make it a great destination. There are natural play areas for children of all ages and boating and swimming are popular in the area.Michigan for golfers
Michigan often finds its way onto the best golfing regions listings and boasts several popular golf courses including The Tribute Golf Course, Betsie Valley Golf Course at Crystal Valley mountain and the CurrieMunicipal Golf Course in a pristine wilderness setting. Whether you want to do some semi-professional golf touring or just want to get together with friends or business associates, the golf courses in the area do not disappoint.
Lake Michigan is the region's most popular attraction and the reason most people visit the area. The area features beaches, lighthouses, opportunities for boating and swimming. On Lake Michigan you will find plenty of fishing sites where you can catch bass, lake trout, yellow perch and bowfin, making it a popular spot for fishermen. Lake Michigan is home to Beaver Island, St Joseph River, Green Bay and many sandy lake beaches such as South Haven, Silver Lake Sand Dunes and Saugatuck. Areas are managed wildlife preserves where hunting is allowed under certain conditions.2. Visit the Mackinac Island and Mackinac Bridge
The Mackinac Bridge is one of the most well known landmarks in Michigan. This suspension bridge spans the Straits of Mackinac and connects the upper and lower peninsulas. It is the ideal location for a scenic walk or tour of the peninsulas. The nearby Mackinac Island is a romantic resort area which spans 3.8 square miles. You will find it in Lake Huron at the eastern end of the Mackinac Straits. The island was once the home of the Odawa people, one of many Native American tribes that lived in the area. The island is well protected and preserved and is listed as a National Historic Landmark.3. The Henry Ford Museum
Located in Detroit, Michigan, The Henry Ford Museum is devoted to the preservation of all things American, including the JFK limousine and the Rosa Parks bus. The learning potential of the museum is incredible for all ages and the museum also boasts an on-site restaurant. You can opt to tour the museum yourself or choose a guided tour around the exhibit. The museum also offers a good selection of special and informative events. The museum is a sprawling mixture of indoor and outdoor exhibits where you can learn about the history of the US.