2016 List

  1. Take in the view at Log Slide Overlook at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
  2. Coney Dog Faceoff: Lafayette or American?
  3. Discover new local artists during First Fridays in Ypsilanti.
  4. Step back in time at Lakeshore Museum Center Historic Sites.
  5. Pack a picnic & hike Pyramid Point.
  6. Visit a different Up North in Port Austin, & check out Turnip Rock.
  7. Fly a Kite on the Mission Point’s Great Lawn & Enjoy a Drink on the Grand Hotel’s Front Porch.
  8. Take in Detroit’s landmarks, in Lego form!
  9. Watch the Soo Locks in action.
  10. Tube down the Chippewa River.
  11. Explore a Dark Sky Park.
  12. Experience Christmas in July at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland!
  13. Go to Hell.
  14. Take a different kind of tour of Michigan – on a Hot Air Balloon!
  15. Catch some trout in the AuSable or Manistee Rivers.
  16. Host a Michigan BBQ.
  17. Ride on the Silver Beach Carousel.
  18. Try to catch a glimpse of Joe’s infamous ‘stache at Short’s Brewing Company.
  19. Enjoy a family fun or date night at a Drive-In Theater.
  20. Visit one of Michigan’s nearly 200 waterfalls.
  21. Grab a sandwich at Zingerman’s Deli, or some BBQ at Zingerman’s Roadhouse.
  22. Navigate the wilds of Belle Isle.
  23. Go White Water Rafting at Piers Gorge.
  24. Experience Japanese Culture at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.
  25. Take a tour of one of Michigan’s 96 lighthouses that are open to the public.
  26. Bike the trails in Copper Harbor.
  27. Scour the beaches for a Petoskey stone.
  28. Snag a selfie at Michigan’s State Capitol.
  29. Taste wine from one of Michigan’s 100+ wineries. [only if you’re 21+]
  30. Immerse yourself in the eccentric art of The Heidelberg Project.
  31. Hike Sugarloaf Mountain or jump off the Black Rocks at Presque Isle Park into Lake Superior.
  32. Drive into History at the Gilmore Car Museum.
  33. Learn how to play FootGolf at Shanty Creek.
  34. Live in a fairy tale and visit Castle Farms.
  35. Play in the Cadillac Sound Garden (it’s not just for kids!).
  36. Gaze in wonder at the views at the Lake of Clouds.
  37. Ride the Little Traverse Wheelway!
  38. Walk where the musical greats once did at the Motown Museum.
  39. Sing & dance along to Grand Haven’s Musical Fountain.
  40. Soar across the mountain on a Zipline Adventure in Boyne.
  41. Fudge. Be a fudgie and get some.
  42. FINALLY stop and figure out what The Mystery Spot is all about.
  43. Ketchup or Gravy? Grab a pasty and sample both!
  44. Tour the Huron Lightship & Fort Gratiot Lighthouse.
  45. Switch it up and take in Michigan’s natural beauty via an aerial tour!
  46. Tour the River Raisin National Battlefield Park.
  47. Travel underground and tour a historic iron mine.
  48. Camp on North Manitou Island.
  49. Sample of a flight at one of Michigan’s 200+ breweries.
  50. Enjoy a sunrise or sunset on a shore of one of the Great Lakes.