12 Places That Michiganders Love Just As Much As Tourists Do

If you’re from the Great Lakes State, we’re sure you’ve had the chance to explore many of Michigan’s most gorgeous destinations. From our shorelines to our rolling dunes, there’s truly something here for everyone, and it’s no surprise that tourism remains a key component of our economy. While we don’t mind welcoming tourists to our state, we’re just as eager to explore some of Michigan’s most brilliant locales for ourselves. Here are 12 spots that excite Michiganders just as much as they excite newcomers.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Tell us, Michiganders: are there any destinations in the Great Lakes State that continue to draw you in, regardless of the presence of tourists? We sure are proud of our state, and we’d love to hear your suggestions in the comment section below.