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Northern Michigan locations include Traverse City, Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Ludington, Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Empire, Alpena, Greenbush, Oscoda, Tawas, Harrisville, Cheboygan, Frankfort, Gaylord and more

11 Best Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks In Michigan 2023

With outdoor ice skating rinks in Michigan, there is no end to winter fun on ice.
There is nothing like being outside in nature or under the lights of the cityscape ice skating on your favorite rink. Each one has something special and all together magical to bring to you this winter.
Take a tour with us out to the 11 best outdoor skating rinks in Michigan to visit this winter season.

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21 Best Michigan Vacation Spots to Visit in 2023

You’ll find amazing Michigan vacation spots just about anywhere you look, whether you want a cozy, romantic getaway in the lower peninsula or a wild outdoor adventure in the U.P. The spectacular diversity of the land just offers so much for travelers seeking both excitement and serenity.
With 3000 miles of dramatic Great lakes coastline, sprawling forests, clear inland lakes, and meandering streams, there’s no end to the natural beauty of Michigan. You’ll also find charming small towns and hip, bustling cities filled with rich culture to visit in Michigan.

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Discover 14 Unique Michigan Lighthouses You Can Stay In

With over 100 Great Lakes lighthouses to see, visit, tour and explore, it’s really no wonder we love them so much, but did you know that some Michigan lighthouses offer the chance to stay overnight? Whether through B&B operations, rental opportunities, or the chance to become a volunteer keeper, staying overnight in a lighthouse on the Great Lakes should be on everyone’s Michigan bucket list.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes Winter Vacation Guide

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is one of the most well-known treasures of Michigan in the warmer months of the year, but many people don’t realize all of the things to do in Sleeping Bear Dunes in the winter. Northern Michigan is a site to see any time of year, but the dunes are a must-do activity for the whole family in the wintertime. There’s no need to stay cooped up inside when you have 65 miles of shoreline and 100 miles of trails stretching from Empire to Glen Arbor to experience. 

Located just 30 minutes from Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes is perfect for a winter romantic getaway,  a kid friendly outdoor adventure or even family reunions  and holiday events. If you’re looking for some perfect winter trip ideas, follow the winter trail to Leelanau County and the snowcovered dunes of Sleeping Bear Dunes. I’m sharing a visitors guide to Sleeping Bear Dunes winter activities, so get ready for some pure Michigan fun.  

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Discover the Amazing Charlevoix Mushroom Houses

If you’re into Michigan architecture, you’ve probably heard about the Charlevoix Mushroom Houses.
Scattered across the small city of Charlevoix, Michigan, are a series of unique houses known as the “Mushroom Houses.” Sometimes referred to as “Hobbit Houses,” “Gnome Houses,” “Harry Potter Houses,” “Hansel and Gretel Houses,” and several other nicknames, these structures are organic in appearance and blend well with the surrounding landscapes.

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20 Amazing and Unique Restaurants in Michigan (MAP)

From theme restaurants that take dining to an entirely new level to iconic restaurants to simple local restaurants, Michigan has its fair share of unique eateries serving delicious dishes. Whether you’re in west Michigan, the Upper Peninsula, or southeast Michigan, these unique fun dining experiences are spots every Michigander should dine.
If you’re planning some Michigan travel, a day trip, or simply looking for a fun new place to try, this is the restaurant list for you. Read on for 20 Fun and Unique Restaurants in Michigan worth a visit.

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14 AMAZING Michigan Sleigh Rides (Winter Horse Drawn Carriages & Elk Viewing)

Looking to hear those sleigh bells jingling this winter? And maybe hear them ring tingle tingling, too?

You’re not alone: Michigan is one of the top spots in the country to take a fairytale-like ride through a wintery wonderland.

There’s nothing quite like dashing through the snow on a glee-filled joy ride with that special someone, and Michigan offers countless places to enjoy an exhilarating winter Sleigh Ride.

Whether you’re looking for trip ideas, a special Michigan holiday activity, quick winter getaway, or simply a winter activity road trip, check out these fabulous sleigh rides in Michigan.

From the Upper Peninsula to northern and west Michigan, these affordable Michigan sleigh rides will be a highlight of your Michigan winter.

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