Northern Michigan Information: Things to Do and See on Your Up North Vacation

Northern Michigan information

Northern Michigan is a destination for vacationers all year round, with an abundance of things to see and do no matter the season. Whether you are visiting northern Michigan to get out on adventures or just to kick back and relax, there is something for everyone.

Come on “Up North” for your vacation and discover northern Michigan’s scenic beauty. In the summer, explore the area’s sandy beaches, go boating down a river or on Lake Michigan, hike or bike a trail through the great north woods, play 18 holes of golf, hit the town, explore the haunts of Ernest Hemingway, or take in some history and culture. In the fall, take a scenic color tour and marvel at the autumn foliage as you cruise along the lakeshore. In the winter, hit the ski slopes or enjoy the solitude of some cross-country skiing through a winter wonderland.

These are just a few of the many activities that await you on your northern Michigan vacation. Click any of the links below to learn more about this place of splendor we call “home”.

Recommended Activities

See some more of our recommendations for things to do and see on your northern Michigan vacation.

Fall colors along scenic M-119, the famous "Tunnel of Trees". (Photo: Jeremy Hammond)Fall Color Tours

Autumn is as great a time as ever to vacation in northern Michigan! Learn about fall color tours.

Scenic M-119 “Tunnel of Trees”

Be sure to drive this scenic route along the Lake Michigan shoreline while you’re Up North!

Pure Michigan Inspiration

Watch this video and see for yourself the incredible beauty that awaits you Up North!


Mackinac Straits and Mackinaw City

Explore historic forts, do some shopping, or step back in time on Mackinac Island! Learn more.

Exploring the Lake Michigan beach near Cross VillageCross Village and Sturgeon Bay Beaches

Dine at the historic Legs Inn or explore the beach in Wilderness State Park! Learn more.

Harbor Springs

Step into a Norman Rockwell painting and explore the offerings of this quaint tourist destination! Learn more.

Petoskey and Bay Harbor

Shop the historic Gaslight District or challenge yourself to a round of golf! Learn more.

Boyne City and Charlevoix

Ski Boyne Mountain or hit up Charlevoix’s Venetian Festival! Learn more.

Glen Arbor and Sleeping Bear Dunes

Plenty of activities await you in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore area, voted “The Most Beautiful Place in America” by Good Morning America! Learn more.

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Contact Us

If you’re ready to get started planning your Up North vacation and want to find the perfect accommodations for your family or group, contact us today to see what we can do for you!

Phone: 231-242-0730


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