The Historic Small Town That Every Michigander Should Visit At Least Once

Michigan is overflowing with fun and famous small towns. From beachside communities like South Haven and Frankfort to unique spots like Mackinaw City and Ferndale, there’s a quaint community in the Great Lakes State to impress every Michigander. But there’s one historic spot in our state that is sometimes forgotten — and it’s well worth checking out. Calumet is easily one of the coolest historic small towns in Michigan – let’s see why!

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Address: Calumet Township, Calumet Twp, MI, USA
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Historic Small Towns in Michigan

September 22, 2021

What are some fun things to do in Michigan?  

The Mitten can be a lot of fun – you just need to know where to look! There are a lot of options when it comes to things to do, so whether you’re more of a city-dweller or a nature-lover, you’re bound to find something to love. Visit the Detroit Institute of Arts and learn all about modern, post-modern, and past art movements. If you enjoy that, you’ll probably also love the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, which is a fascinating and educational look into the world of human ingenuity. For the nature lover: The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is another great one; you could spend all day there – but hang tight, we’ll talk about that in a second! If you fall in love with Pictured Rocks, you’ll probably also really love Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. You also can’t skip an after-dark foray at Headlands International Dark Sky Park, where you’ll see more stars overhead than you ever thought possible.  

What kinds of day trips in Michigan can I go on?  

Essentially, if you can dream it, you can day trip it! Michigan is a great place for day trips no matter what your interests and passions are. Incredibly, Michigan is home to 103 state parks and state park sites, and every single one of them could make for a wonderful day trip, be it by yourself or with friends and family. There are also all sorts of natural wonders like Kitch-iti-kipi, which is a breathtaking spring-fed pool that will keep you spellbound the entire time you’re nearby, and the Hiawatha National Forest is an amazing place with plenty to see and learn about, too. Alternatively, you could make day trips out of, say, the best places to find fudge in Michigan or the best ice cream shops. Your imagination is endless, and so too are the possibilities! For more ideas, take a look at this article. Let us know if you choose any of those trips – we’d love to hear how it went.  

Address: Calumet Township, Calumet Twp, MI, USA