Michigan Road Trip



A Michigan road trip is perfect if you love being around the water.  No matter where you are in the entire state, you can walk in any direction less than one mile and you will come across water of some sort.  Michigan is loaded with lakes and tons of outdoor recreation, and in the summer it is an absolute blast if you are in the Isle Royale area or Keweenaw.  Detroit offers lots of professional sports teams, great restaurants, and shopping so you can plan a spontaneous trip to the city.

Downtown City Adventure

Detroit is often referred to as the "Big D" and is a destination where you can have an inexpensive downtown city adventure.  Detroit is the automotive capitol of the world as it is home to the "Big 3 Car Manufacturers": Ford, GM, and Chrysler.  If cars are not your thing then you may want to visit one of the casinos in the area: Greektown, the MGM Detroit, or the Motorcity Casino.

National Parks are generally located around bodies of water in Michigan and offer great camping and outdoor activities for your Michigan road trip.  Sleeping Bear Dunes is a fantastic vacation because you will be miles from civilization and you will enjoy an amazing sense of relaxation and escape from the daily grind.

Outdoor Festivals are quite common in Detroit and in Ann Arbor during the summer months.  In the winter the snow flies feverishly in Michigan so people are either out hitting the trails on their cross-country skis or indoors.

Wineries are found throughout the state because Michigan is able to grow over 50 varieties of grapes due to the location next to the Great Lakes.  The varieties you will find in these wines will be an unexpected pleasure you will rave about.


Horse Tracks

Hazel Park features live harness racing during the summer season but also offers live simulcast racing 362 days each year.  The track is considered one of Detroit's hottest nightspots and has been in operation since 1953.

Saginaw Raceway features live harness racing in Saginaw.


Theme Parks

Deer Acres Storybook Park in Pinconning features a full arcade, train ride, Ferris wheel, bumper boats, mini golf, laser tag, and much more for the entire family.  This is an excellent way to get some quality family time at a great cost.      

Deer Forest Fun Park in Coloma has a petting zoo and pony rides.  This is a perfect outing for the young troopers that are in your Michigan road trip team.

Michigan's Adventure in Muskegon offers a great variety of water rides and fantastic roller coasters.  This park is a true gem for any thrill seeking roller coaster enthusiast. 


Major League Baseball (MLB)


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Park: Comerica Park

Address: 2100 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan

Phone: 313-471-2000

Professional Football (NFL)


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Stadium: Ford Field

Address: 2000 Brush St, Detroit, Michigan

Phone: 313-262-2003


Professional Basketball (NBA)

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Stadium: Palace of Auburn Hills

Address: Two Championship Drive, Auburn Hills, Michigan

Phone: 248-377-0100

Professional Hockey (NHL)


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Detroit Red Wings

Hockey Rink: Joe Louis Arena

Address: 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, Michigan





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Race Track: Michigan International Speedway

Address: 12626 US Highway 12, Brooklyn, Michigan        

Phone: 1-800-354-1010 



  • Agate Beach, Keweenaw County

  • Agate Beach, Ontonagon County

  • Attwood Beach, Keweenaw County

  • Beulah Beach, Benzie County

  • Carnelian Beach, Keweenaw County

  • Crystal Beach, Benzie County

  • Greenstone Beach, Keweenaw County

  • Huron Beach, Presque Isle County

  • Lions Beach, Berrien County

  • Little Greenstone Beach, Keweenaw County

  • Onkeonwe Beach, Benzie County

  • Ottawa Beach, Ottawa County

  • Rubicon Beach, Huron County

  • Santa Monica Beach, Ontonagon County

  • Second Sand Beach, Baraga County

  • Squaw Beach, Marquette County

  • Thomsonite Beach, Keweenaw County

  • Tunnel Park, Ottawa County




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