Summer Activities in Michigan

Moderate temperatures and long days make summer in the Upper Peninsula beautiful. Though a popular travel destination throughout the year, the UP really comes to life during the summer. Whitewater rafting is certainly our favorite summer activity in Michigan, but this amazing state offers so much more.

Looking for amazing summer activities in Michigan? Keep reading!

Reel in a Big One

With countless rivers, streams and, of course, the Great Lakes, Michigan is prime fishing territory. A couple hot spots include Ford Lake Park in Ann Arbor and Hines Park and Elizabeth Park in Trenton. Most public marinas on Lake Erie, Lake Superior, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River have fishing piers as well.

Relax on the Beach

Michigan may be far from the ocean, but with borders on four Great Lakes, there are plenty of beaches to check out. Spend some time splashing in the waves, then slap on some sunscreen and soak of some rays on the sand.

Explore the Great Outdoors

Michigan has tons of wilderness to check out, especially in the sparsely-populated Upper Peninsula. Local, county and state parks spread throughout Michigan are the perfect place for hiking and camping. There are also several nature centers where you can check out a number of interesting programs.

Make a Splash

Michigan’s southeast region is home to several waterparks. Head to Madison Heights to check out Waterford Oaks Waterpark, Red Oaks Waterpark or Ypsilanti’s Rolling Hills Water Park. Other options include Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center in Belleville and H20 one in Westland. Check out this comprehensive list of waterparks, public pools and more in Southeast Michigan.

Take in a Tigers Game

If you’re a sports fan, head to Detroit to see a Tigers game at Comerica Park. The fun and family promotions are always a homerun! While you’re here, be sure to enjoy the Ferris wheel and take a ride on the carousel. If you visit on a Friday or Saturday, you may even get a chance to check out some fireworks following the game.

Enjoy the Adventure of a Lifetime

No list of summer activities in Michigan would be complete without whitewater rafting. A trip down the Menominee River provides an exhilarating adventure you won’t soon forget. If, however, you’re looking for a tamer water adventure, you could also check out SUP yoga and experience the sensation of standing on water. At Northwoods Adventures, we provide unbeatable activities in Michigan. Want to learn more about summer at Northwoods Adventures? Check out our activities!