#41 Bring the kids (young and old!) to play in Cadillac Commons
A collaboration between the City and community has transformed a nondescript parking lot and park district into a year-round destination evoking all the historical charm and sophistication that makes Cadillac unique. The lakeside block serves as a vibrant hub connecting downtown businesses and Lake Cadillac with seasonal events and attractive amenities.
You don’t have to go to a National Park to enjoy nature’s beauty. There are over 100 State Parks all over the state filled with beautiful trails, playgrounds, lakes, beaches, and activities. Search for the nearest State Park near you — it might surprise you how close it is!
Superman Ice Cream is almost an exclusively Michigan flavor and for kids (and some fun-loving adults!) all over the state, it’s the taste of summer. Find a local shop that serves this unique flavor and dig into the red, yellow and blue ice cream.
Relive memories of a late summer night or make some new ones by visiting a local drive-in movie theater. Throw a blanket and some popcorn in the car and catch one of this summer’s blockbusters at a drive-in near you.
#8 Relax a bit by taking a ride on one of Shanty Creek’s E-bikes
Location: Shanty Creek
Want to explore Shanty Creek but don’t want to blow all your energy? Try out the new E-bikes. That’s right—motor-assisted bicycling, perfect for exploring the rolling hills throughout Shanty Creek Resorts.
Michigan is known for scenic drives with plenty of views, twists, and turns. Try out one of the most scenic roads in the nation by driving M-119 from Harbor Springs through the Tunnel of Trees, overlook spectacular lake views and impressive gorges along US-2 from St. Ignace to Manistique in the UP, or take in one of the countless other scenic drives throughout the state.
#17 Stop by Iargo Springs and the Lumberman’s Monument
Region: Northern, East
Filled with the history of the lumber era in Michigan, Iargo Springs and the Lumberman’s Monument are quite the destinations within the Huron National Forest. Walk down to the water’s edge or learn about an important time in Michigan’s history, this area has something for everyone.