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Michigan Travel Ideas for Summer

Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MichiganMichigan always shines in the summer. As a great vacation destination, there are many great ideas to choose from. Whether you are looking for family friendly events, and secluded couples retreats, Michigan has so much to offer. To help you get started, here are some hand-picked choices from the many Michigan travel ideas to select our favorite adventures.

Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers

Become a volunteer lighthouse keeper for a week. Travel to where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet for a picturesque view in the Mackinac Straights as a volunteer lighthouse keeper. Stay in the rustic lighthouse by yourself, as a couple, or as a family. Children age 8 and older are welcome and openings are available from mid-June to mid-August. Stays are available between 4 days to a week with meals included. If you just want to sight-see try the Lighthouse Keepers tours instead.

Mach 1 Racing

If you crave a need for speed this is the perfect adventure for you. Visit the Mach 1 Racing School to get a taste of speed just like the pros. Drive a REAL Cup or Nationwide Car at speeds of up to 150 mph. If you would rather have the experience without learning all the skills they offer ride along options with an instructor driving too. After you’re done trying it for yourself, slow down and watch the pros at one of the many Michigan raceways in the area.

Model T’s and Henry Ford

The true auto enthusiast will love the Henry Ford museum. Full of historic automobiles and the history of car manufacturing, this museum is a one of a kind. Add to the experience by visiting Greenfield Village for dining, shopping and historic rides. Walk through the many village districts like Edison’s idea laboratory and Ford’s Model T workshop to experience the past come to life. There are also railroad and authentic farm experiences.

Mackinac Island

In addition to great lake views, Mackinac Island offers Victorian charm with modern day conveniences. A great place for family of any age and also your pets, there are many Michigan travel ideas to keep you busy while visiting. Consult the online island concierge-to plan the perfect stay including ferry rides, swimming, hot tubs, and breakfast.

Enjoy these Michigan travel ideas full of charm or adventure, and make the most of your vacation. Catch a ride in from the airport and have fun!

Posted on May 27th, 2014 in Michigan Events & Destinations, Vacations.