Michigan is the only state that consists of 2 peninsulas; an upper and a lower peninsula! This state has some amazing towns, waterfalls and state parks. There is something here for everyone, it’s romantic, it’s adventurous and it’s naturally gorgeous! So pack your bags and explore Michigan!
1. Hike Through Miners Castle Rock
This shoreline combined with the spectacular rock formations are a must see for anyone in the upper peninsula! Be sure to go on a nice day so you can walk the upper park area for stunning pictures overlooking the Castle! There’s also some fantastic waterfalls.
2. Ride The Crystal Clear Waters Of Palms Book State Park
This is the “great spring” of the upper peninsula where you can easily see the bottom which is over 45 feet! This place is pretty much natures fish bowl and here you can create a memory you will never forget!
3. Explore Pictured Rocks National Lake-shore
Words are insufficient to describe the beauty and uniqueness of Pictured Rock, you simply must see it for yourself if you ever visit the Upper Penninsula. The fall foliage right now makes the drive even more spectacular and the views of Miner’s Castle and Lake Superior are absolutely breathtaking! Get ready for some amazing pictures.
4. Discover Tahquamenon Falls State Park
An amazing waterfall at this gorgeous state park – this is the perfect place to spend the entire day to enjoy your partner and to be one (or two) with mother nature. Just take a look at that waterfall!
5. Drive Through The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
Pierce Stocking Scenic drive is inside Sleeping Bear National park and is really worth the time to drive the 7 – 8 miles! There are quite a few amazing places to stop for pictures as well as pit stops for picnics and a walk around! This drive also takes you through the forest and dunes. One pull-out looks back towards big Glen Lake and another gives you the view of the miles of stunning dunes.
6. Stay The Weekend On Mackinac Island
A unique vacation spot boasting fine dining, historic sites, and exciting attractions such as riding the ferry! Mackinac is the perfect vacation for couples looking to get away and spend some quality time together. Historic downtown Macinac features fur trade era homes and shops, as well as grand Victorian cottages. You will find a unique variety of shops and restaurants on Mackinac Island. Art galleries and world-famous fudge shops abound.
7. Discover The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
If you like the Great Lakes, the big ships, the lighthouses, the history of ship transportation on the Great Lakes, the Edmund Fitzgerald, and want to step back in time, this is the museum that takes you there! Great views of the shipwreck area! This is a sad but interesting place to see what these brave people went through.
8. Stay The Weekend In The Grand Hotel
This amazing hotel opened in 1887 and an overnight stay includes a full breakfast and five-course dinner daily! Check out the views from the porch – stunning!
9. Ride The Huckleberry Railroad
This is a well-run park set up as an early historical village with a number of buildings from the Flint area! They have special attractions for families during seasons like Halloween and Christmas and there is a very fast fun-filled carousel and the operator gives you a long ride! Visitors can buy either just an entrance ticket or select one to ride the Huckleberry Railroad, and /or the Genesee Belle Boat ride. A very fun experience!
10. Visit Saugatuck Oval Beach
Incredible beach, even in October! Lovely, well kept and a great view of Lake Michigan and it’s practically a sea side view! The sand is powdery soft and the sunsets are beautiful!