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Saugatuck Dune Rides Saugatuck
You will be taken on a thrilling ride up,down and around the dunes, way to the top for a spectacular view out across the lake and then down into the sheltered woods for a nice nature drive.
... of all of the surrounding dunes and city but he also made it fun - it was at times akin to riding an roller coaster ride in an amusement park and we got to see wildlife to boot - would definitely recommend!!
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Empire
There are so many great things to do in this park: The famous Dune climb, float the Platte River, take a scenic drive with a fabulous overlooks of Lake Michigan, bike the Heritage Trail, visit an old boating commu...
The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is a wonderful hike-bike trail that begins south of the Dune Hike parking lot and stretches north past the the Great Lakes Boat Museum to the edge of the park.
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Munising
If, however, you love campfires, hiking, a pristine beach, the largest freshwater lake in the world, and nature, but aren't quite ready for "outback" camping - then you will LOVE Twelvemile Beach.
While they are a must-see, there are also lots of trails, waterfalls, rock formations, beaches, sand dunes and other sights in the park that you can reach overland.
Presque Isle River Ontonagon
Make sure you travel to the western end of Porcupine Mountains State Park to see the Presque Isle river hike and the 3 waterfalls that appear within a one mile stretch of the river leading out to Lake Superior.
Nice hiking trails and a great place to indulge in outdoor recreation, enjoyment of nature or mindful meditation.
Rainbow Ranch New Era
We got to go downhill into a beautiful nature trail and saw several deer over the course of our trail ride.
Presque Isle Park Marquette
You can hike the many miles of trails, you can walk out on the breakwall to get great views, you can go to a beach, you can launch a kayak, you can just sit on a park bench and watch the world go by.
The nature, the scenery, the sunsets!! are all beautiful!! Make sure you watch the sunset on the west side of the island.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Grand Rapids
It has a children's park, a sculpture park, a Japanese garden, gardens, hiking paths, indoor gardens, artwork, ponds, trees, and beautiful areas for concerts.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is the perfect venue for anyone interested in plants, strolling through beautiful, serene settings, enjoying nature and sculptures.
Sugarloaf Mountain Marquette
Parking can be a challenge at times but there is available parking along the highway with a wide shoulder for cars to park it's well worth the trip if you're in the area bring some type of a windbreaker a lot of t...
After loving the beautiful views at the peak, we came down the slow way and were SO much more able to enjoy the beauty of the park and trail.
Miners Castle Rock Munising
Miners Castle is one of the most famous landmarks along the Pictured Rocks shoreline, and is the only cliff area in the park accessible by vehicle.
The ride on Lake Superior, communing with nature and feeling the wind in our faces... we had to wonder what the early settlers, natives and excavators thought when they encountered this haunting profile carved in...
Ludington State Park Ludington
Beaches, sand dunes, forest, trees, lakes, rivers, dams, waterways of all kinds, fresh air, picnics by the river, clean amenities and a fun walk to a lighthouse with amazing views and vistas - this state park has...
... Lake Michigan surf, hiking a variety of scenic trails, camping, attending concerts at the amphitheater, and simply letting the serenity and beauty of this park fill up your senses, then this is the park for you.
Bond Falls Ontonagon
There are lovely little trails along both sides of the river (lots of steps and rocks, but fun if you're up for a little clambering about!), and a nice picnic/park area at the top.
This state park and waterfalls is an absolute jewel and thousands every year flock here to see the beauty and fun to be had here.
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Lake of the Clouds Ontonagon
You can drive right to the park and park your vehicle and a very short 300 foot walk up a slight paved grade and you can see what I believe to be one of the most beautiful sight in Michigan.
Located in the Porcupine State Park, the Lake of the Clouds is a must see stop.
Chapel Rock and Beach Munising
The approximately 5 mile trail along the coast provides beautiful views of the cliffs as well as taking you over the highest point in the park, Portal Point.
However, each season, every year, it is one of the most scenic, striking and spectacular of nature walks.
Little Traverse Wheelway Petoskey
Only two downers - 1) the path parallels the roadway for long stretches -- particularly near a massive private development; 2) There's a lovely goreous grassy park just to the west of the marina in downtown Petosk...
We especially liked starting at the trailhead behind the Fresh Market on Rt 31 in Petoskey and then ride toward the City Park in Petoskey.
Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail Glen Arbor
It was always beautiful but now, thanks to the many improvements such as trails and overlooks it’s so much easier to take in the beauty of this natural wonder you can remain in your car or park and walk the many t...
Great location for hiking and the trails are well laid out, with visitor guides available as "self serve" in the trail head car park.
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Ontonagon
... City a few miles away), popup camping in the two campgrounds, backpacking, or snow skiing, you will find, like we do, the Porcupine Mountains State Park to be a wonderful place in the western U.P. A true gem.
There are several other short walk areas throughout the park that have boardwalks to some view of waterfalls or rivers, however there are also some paths and trails for the hikers that go down to lakes or rivers a...
Tahquamenon Falls State Park Paradise
You are surrounded by beauty; amazing views of the river, beautiful vegetation, wonderful hiking trails that include various park-maintained bridges, stairs, and a handful of boardwalks in various low places where...
This is one of the nicest wooded parks we've camp at in the U.P. Places to definitely visit: Oswald's Bear Ranch The Fish House in Paradise A MUST**Pictured Rocks, do the cruise to see the whole shoreline Scenic f...
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park Alto
Only $12 for adults.. Park is new, only 5 or 6 yrs... Great selection of animals, feeding giraffes, camels and kangaroos.
You can take the train and ride through a large part of the park to see the larger animals and walk through the other parts to walk into a room filled with parakeets who will land on you! the tortoise, the monkeys...
Ludington Waterfront Park Ludington
Fun Park, Great History, Awesome Statues
Children will love the playground and adults will find the benches a great place to sit while their kids are having fun.The concerts held in the park have always been a great attraction also.
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) Manistique
It’s a beautiful setting that gives you a new appreciation for the wonders of nature and the value of experiencing it oneself, as well as preserving it for future generations.
Beautiful Natural Spring we stopped to visit on the way back home from a trip to the U.P. If you have a Michigan State Park sticker you can get in free and it's a short walk to the raft from the parking lot.
Lakenenland Sculpture Park Marquette
He has provided a park with a pavilion, a huge stone fireplace, restrooms, a bog walk, a free stage for musicians and free entertainment on weekends AND all this FOR FREE!! Now hopefully visitors will respectfully...
Stop in and see this unique park.....and by the way it is free, but there is a donation box at the exit, we donated as it was well worth it.
Paint Creek Trail Rochester
The park is beautiful and to get on the trail and head north is both a wonderful trip, a sightseeing pleasure, a wildlife viewing area, and with marvelous people you meet and see along the way.
Awesome views.... beautiful... clean.... great to take a walk with the family and see the nature... love it
Silver Lake Sand Dunes Hart
Wonderful day start with Mac Woods dunes rides... Then to the Silver lake State Park pedestrian area and explored sand dunes by climbing over the dunes and enjoyed moments in Silver Lake beach… Visited the Little...
We entered at the pedestrian park entrance area where you climb up a pretty steep but quick incline and then the dunes are all there right before you with Lake Michigan as the back drop You can walk all the way to...
Stearns Park Ludington
Stearns Park is at the edge of the city and offers a beach visit to make sand castles, get wet in Lake Michigan or wear life jackets while you walk out on the pier to the smaller lighthouse.
I love this area & Stearns Park is one of my favorite places to relax & enjoy a peaceful evening to watch the sunset.
Palms Book State Park Manistique
Located within Palms Book State Park; the Big Spring is an amazing natural wonder.
This is a must see for the Nature Lover a truly unique example of the Forces of Nature.
Pere Marquette Park Muskegon
From Hoffmaster State Park in the southern part of the county to Duck Lake State Park to the north Muskegon county is favored by Mother Nature with dunes, forests, and beaches.
clean sand, bathrooms, fresh water, free parking, plenty of space, playground, resturant, snack bar, walking pier, photo opportunities, parks near with picnic areas.
Tahquamenon Falls Paradise
Lots of trails thru the park, bathrooms, to the falls, a restaurant, and I just read that there's a gift shop, little beach where you can rent rowboats to see the falls from close up and at different angle.
As always the fall were a great place to visit , a lot of wlking and a lot of stairs but well worth the effort to see nature at her finest
Whirlpool Compass Fountain Saint Joseph
This lovely interactive fountain shows up on google earth if you look for Silver Beach, Saint Joseph MI. Relax on a park bench or join the kids dashing through the water.
This gorgeous fountain park is right near the beach and is huge.
Mackinac Island State Park Mackinac Island
... but easy walking/biking, very peaceful, well laid out amenities, many signs for history of the island, variety of vegetation and trees, and well marked trails made it a very enjoyable time spent in the park.
It includes things like the Governor’s summer residence, Anne’s Tablet, Skull Cave, Marquette Park, Scout Barracks, Cass Monument, Dwightwood Springs, Arch Rock, cemeteries, forts and more.
Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails Traverse City
If you want to immerse yourself in the beautiful nature Leelanau county your have to explore the TART Trails!
Along the West Bay, into small neighborhoods, along railroad tracks behind industrial park, between cemetery and airport, through some woods, then along (above) the East Bay.