Michigan is a beautiful state.
Known as the Great Lake State, and also as The Wolverine State, a lot of people know at least a bit about it due to its professional sports teams.
But it’s also much more than just a sports center.
Granted, it has a reputation for being a bit cold. This is partly why it’s also known as The Water Winter Wonderland state!
(It is, after all, located in the northern part of the midwest.)
It also has a reputation for being quiet, peaceful, and perhaps even a bit quaint.
As the home state of the legendary city of Detroit, Michigan holds more than a few interesting places of note within its borders.
One really interesting thing about the state is that it borders the Great Lake of Michigan. It also sits along the borders of the Huron and Erie lakes.
These lakes bring a certain amount of prestige that makes Michigan unique coming right out of the gate.
There’s a lot to do in Michigan.
In fact, it’s often overlooked as an attractive tourist destination.
However, in this post, you’re about to learn about five fun activities to do there that you may not have considered before.
Granted, some of these activities are going to be a little bit ‘seasonal-specific’ in nature.
In other words, you’ll want to take part in them in the appropriate season.
However, the great thing about Michigan is that there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye.
So let’s dive in and talk about some of the fun things you can do.
1. Visit The Great Lakes
The Great Lakes are truly an astounding spectacle to behold.
In most respects, they really look like the ocean.
They’re so massive that it’s really hard to comprehend their size until you actually visit them.
Whether you go camping along the lake, hike up and down the trails, or even just make a trip to stop and look out over the water and admire the view—seeing the Great Lakes is a sight that everyone should partake of at least once in their lifetime.
Michigan is home to over 1,000 different state parks, campgrounds, and recreation areas.
There are a ton of different diverse camping experiences available.
Regardless of whether you prefer to sleep in a tent, or to park your technologically advanced RV on a well known and attractive RV site, there are plenty of camping opportunities for you.
In the winter, Michigan has the ‘bragging point’ of being home to over 40 different ski areas.
In fact, it plays host to one of the only ski flying hills in the country.
Michigan actually ranks second in the United States for the number of skiing areas found within the state.
In other words, if you love to ski, Michigan is a must-visit state for you.
If you enjoy getting out into nature and hunting, then Michigan definitely holds more than a few interesting possibilities for you.
You can hunt bear, deer, elk, small game, turkey, and waterfowl in the state. Plus, you can also take part in trapping and fur harvesting.
If you’re into the outdoors and you enjoy conservation activities, Michigan is most definitely a state that you can visit that holds some serious outdoor sports value.
5. Partake Of Legal Cannabis
In late 2018, Michigan actually became the first Midwestern state to legalize marijuana on a recreational level.
With that being said, there are still situations where you’re going to need a medical marijuana card if you use cannabis for medical purposes.
Getting your medical card will help you out with situations like going through the airport, getting through TSA checkpoints, etc.
However, you can also find legal dispensaries near you, which can help you to partake of this incredible substance in Michigan on a recreational level.
Need help finding a legal dispensary near you?
Check out the Marijuana Doctors dispensary tool.
You can use it to search for legal, reputable dispensaries by state.
There you have it.
Five fun activities to do in Michigan.
If you’re planning a trip to Michigan, these activities should definitely be included in your itinerary.
Have fun, and don’t forget to make the most of it.