10 Things To Do in Michigan This Summer

Alyssa Taugher, Student Writer

  • Pictured Rocks National Lake shore

The Pictured Rocks, located on the south shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula.The perfect place for a mini road trip. You can relax on the beach all day, or hike through over 100 trails to choose from. This place is truly the best for everyone!



  • Go camping

With 5 lakes surrounding Michigan, you really can not go wrong with a little camping. It is the perfect time to disconnect from reality and relax for a few nights while under the stars making s’mores as the fire keeps you nice and warm.


  • Mackinac Island

Sitting between the Upper and Lower peninsula on Lake Huron, this spot is good for anyone who loves a bit of history. Not to mention, it is a beautiful vacation spot, especially in the summer.


  • Go to a concert

Whether it be at Ford Field, Little Caesars Arena, DTE Energy, Freedom Hill, or even the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, the lineup this year is amazing. From country, alternative, pop, rock, etc., there is a concert for you, and you will never regret going to one! Concert tickets, though they can be pretty pricey at times, are a great thing to do with  friends this summer.


  • Go down to Detroit for a night

Detroit is a beautiful city during all seasons, but for sure the summer.  Campus Martius is developing every year, as this year they will offer a variety of summer games, and make you feel like your right at the beach. It is a must if you have never been!


  • Frakenmuth

Frankenmuth is an adorable tiny town which makes perfect for a day trip. You can go to multiple museums, local shops, and of course go to the world famous Bronners Christmas shop where they make it feel like Christmas even if it is 85 degrees out. Not to mention there is an outlet mall not too far away where you can grab plenty of good deals.


  • Sleeping Bear Dunes

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake shore is a United States National Lake shore located north of the Lower Peninsula. With sprawling nature preserves along the seaside shore, it again, makes a great destination for a little trip. With many sand dunes, lakes, trails, and campsites, how could you go wrong?


  • The Detroit Zoo

You are never too old to go to the zoo. With the attractions they offer, like the Giraffe Encounter, the 4D Theater, and the new penguin exhibit, any one would be sure to love the zoo!


  • Go to a fair

In Michigan, there are tons county fairs everywhere! Take advantage of one close to home! Even, if you are not a huge fan of rides, it is still a great time, fairs are not always about the ride!


  • Michigan`s Adventure

Now, you probably do need to enjoy rides for this one. Michigan`s Adventure is half amusement park, and half water park. You really cannot go wring when you have thee best of both worlds!