Maple Syrup Festival in Vermontville For many rural places in Michigan, local weekend festivals are celebrations of small-town life, an occasion for a town to trumpet its distinctiveness and to advertise itself to the rest of the state.
But there are lots of good reasons to go, the night sky (unparalleled in the continental U. Pay the $10 for Grand Hotel's front porch Best $10 you ever will spend in Michigan: The entry fee to the Grand Hotel’s front porch on Mackinac Island.
You can rest your feet on a hot summer day (remember, no automobiles are allowed on the island), order a drink or 2 or a bite to eat and enjoy breathtaking views of the hotel’s signature geraniums, Lake Huron, the Mackinac Bridge and ferries carrying visitors to and from the island, all from a white rocking chair that’s as comfortable as it is big. Tunnel of Trees Check out the Tunnel of Trees, the narrow, canopied section of M-119 from Harbor Springs to Cross Village.
Oswald’s Bear Ranch in Newberry features dozens of rescued and orphaned bears on 240 acres of Upper Peninsula woodlands, plus the opportunity to have your photo taken with a fuzzy bear cub.40 Mile Point Lighthouse Located on the northern shores of Lake Huron, the century-old 40 Mile Point Lighthouse in Rogers City offers more than just beautiful views and leisurely self-guided tours.
There’s also a real shipwreck poking out of the sands on a beach that’s just a short trail’s walk from the lighthouse.
Taste best Upper Peninsula food not named pasties: Trenary Toast This cinnamon toast is made in the U. Visit the Upper Peninsula's hidden waterfalls Many of the best waterfalls don’t have signs or directions and can be found only by getting directions from a local (or a good Google search).