The Scenic Road Trip That Will Make You Fall In Love With The Beauty Of Michigan All Over Again
No matter how long you’ve lived in Michigan, you’ll surely agree that there’s always more to be unearthed. Even if you’re revisiting destinations for the second or third time, new discoveries still abound – and there’s no better way to reignite your love for the Great Lakes State than with a fun-filled journey along the road. Today, we’ll introduce you to a spectacular adventure that will take you to some of the most beautiful places in Michigan. Hop in the car and get ready to enjoy an unforgettable scenic road trip through Michigan.
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Looking for some beautiful places in Michigan to add to your bucket list? Check out these scenic and stunning spots:
- Laketown Beach. Lake Michigan as a whole is an incredible place to spend time, but there’s something special about Laketown Beach in Holland. This totally free destination combines so many of Michigan’s most marvelous natural features: dunes, a sandy shoreline, and waterfront views that seem to extend forever into the horizon. When you spend time here, be prepared to climb a significant number of stairs to get over the dune – but trust us when we say that the extra steps are well worth the beauty that awaits.
- Arch Rock. If you find yourself on Mackinac Island, Arch Rock is a must-visit natural wonder that will both impress and intrigue you. This unique rock creation is approximately 50 feet wide and stands high above the surrounding shoreline. While there are boat tours and bikes available for those who want to spot the rock, it can also be experienced completely free of cost via a two-mile out and back trail. Don’t forget your camera!
- Lexington State Harbor. Experience the rugged yet decidedly enchanting shores of Lake Huron at Lexington State Harbor, where you can easily explore both the beach and accompanying boardwalk on foot without spending a dime. During your visit, you’ll spot everything from boats dotting the water to fishermen reeling in their daily catches. When the weather is warm, this is an especially wonderful spot to enjoy a picnic or simply bask in the marvelous Michigan sunshine.
The Straits of Mackinac. There’s something truly magical about venturing to Mackinaw City and experiencing the union of Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas. One of the main draws of this area is the eye-catching Straits of Mackinac, which feature a glittering blue hue that perfectly complements the Mackinac Bridge. Check it out for free when you stroll at Wawatam Park in Mackinaw City, which offers complimentary on-site parking and the chance to bask in incredible vistas.
Tahquamenon Falls. One of Michigan’s true treasures, Tahquamenon Falls is peak #PureMichigan. Tahquamenon Falls is actually two enchanting cascades, both located inside the eponymous Tahquamenon Falls State Park. One of the most visually stunning cascades in the country, the signature brown running through these falls comes from tannins absorbed from cedar and hemlock swamps. While this chemical reaction can cloud the falls in the summer, during the winter months, the tannins infuse the frozen falls with a delightful -- and unexpected -- pop of color.