Dark Skies in Pure Michigan

Seeing the Northern Lights is on most peoples bucket list and this natural phenomenon is abundant in the Dark Skies of Michigan. This vast canvas of Michigan sky is world famous for the lack of light polution, making it an ideal place to stargaze, experience The Aurora Borealis in all of its breathtaking beauty, and gaze toward distant galaxies and fantastic worlds.

2021 A New Awakening

There are so many attractions in Michigan for 2020 into 2021 we have highlighted 6 featured destinations. The challenges of the pandemic mean that events, festivals and fairs are still being planned but to ensure up to date information on what to do in Michigan check the michigan.org web site at

http://www.michigan.org/things-to-do

Mackinac Island

No cars, no chain hotels, horse drawn carriages and tandem bikes rolling through the town. With unforgetable sunsets, for centuries visitors have found this national landmark the perfect spot, and in 2021 it will be many peoples idea of the perfect antidote to what has gone before.

 

The Upper Peninsula

Michigan's Upper Peninsula presents attractions unmatched anywhere else. Explore the depths of a mine, a shipwreck, climb on the top of a lighthouse, explore a collonial fort and hear the roar of mighty waterfalls. You will find exactly what you are looking for plus much much more and be amazed by all the things to do in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Great Lakes Bay Region

Freshwater sailing to forest adventures, botanical gardens to guided boat tours,open air art fairs and outdoor craft beer festivals - if summertime in Pure Michigan were a postcard, it would be a picture here, our 6 uncommon cities offer welcoming streetscapes and sparkling waters that stretch for miles, Bay City, Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth, Midland and Saginaw will bring some of the most iconic Pure Michigan spring and summer experiences to life.

Traverse City

From climbing the Sleeping Bear Dunes, to winding down at local wineries, carefree beach days and nights filled with jewels of flickering campfires, or if trekking is your thing why not try the Leelanau Trail, designated a Pure Michigan Trail.

Grand Rapids

Expedia called Grand Rapids a "Super Cool City" and it is not surprising; a large selection of public art and three art museums, 80+ breweries with a Beer City Ale Trail, farm to fork dining at hundreds of local restraurants, with the delicious Grand Rapids Food Trail calling foodies from everywhere and over 100 live music venues providing diverse options for music lovers. Grand Rapids is very cool indeed.

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor's nickname is "Tree Town", and it is easy to see why. Deep, rich colour sprawls across the trees throughout the University of Michigan campus, the vibrant downtown area and beyond, another great Michigan experience, Ann Arbor combines food, shopping cultural and gastronomic events throughout the year to make any visit truly memorable.

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Michigan State Parks

Michigan is blessed with over 100 state parks and recreation areas covering in excess of 306,000 acres, 14,100 camp sites in 142 campgrounds and over 900 miles of hiking trails.

Tahquamenon Falls at Tahqaumenon State Park 

Festivals and Events

There are thousands of planned events taking place in Michigan in 2021, too many to list here and because of the impact of the pandemic we invite you to visit our web site which will provide up to date information on what is available.

You can find out what is on by visiting:  http://www.michigan.org/events/index