Awesome Lake Michigan Family Vacation Ideas

Let's check out some Lake Michigan Family Vacation Ideas...

The Great Lakes region in the United States is the largest freshwater basin in the world. And if you are looking for some great lakes family vacation ideas, Lake Michigan is the only one of the five that is entirely located with the U.S. borders with its west coast shores drawing many visitors each year.

The recreational opportunities, as well as the beautiful vistas entice many as the flock to the region to enjoy that well deserved time off.

Let's pack up for some great Lake Michigan family vacation ideas!

michigan family vacations

Fantastic camping and hiking adventures await you just off of Lake Michigan.

Fishing, winter skiing, water sports, shopping, golfing and attractions are just a small sampling of what you may find here to amuse yourself and your family.

With the tourism geared for year-round enjoyment, you really can't fail.

Charter companies can rent boats for the fishing enthusiasts.

The locals that run the charters have supreme knowledge of the area, allowing you and your children to be able to talk about catching "the big one" for years to come.

Enjoy steelhead, Chinook salmon, trout and bass, among other species. You can catch and release or take them home for dinner.

While part of your family is fishing, perhaps others would enjoy the other part of the lake as the rent jet skis and experience the speed and spray of the water.

Rent yourself a boat and go cruising by the Red Lighthouse and learn a bit of history. When all is said and done, why not head to one of the many beaches in the area and enjoy a nice sunset and evening picnic shoreside.

Did you know that Saugatuck's Oval Beach is rated by Conde Nast as one of the top 25 in the world?

Don't forget to take time for a quick dip!

Are you not one to hang out at the water's edge? The towns surrounding Lake Michigan have much to offer your family, as well.

Events are held yearlong for different occasions. You can go shopping at outlets, antique browsing or head out to the many wineries in the region.

Art galleries beckon the Van Gogh in you. Don't miss the local produce at some of the farms and farmers' markets.

Farms in the area may even let you and the kids pick your own goods straight from the plant or tree.

Nature activities can include bikeways and hiking in such areas as Chikaming Nature Preserve and Park, Grand Mere State Park or Love Creek Nature Center.

Visit the primeval forests of Warren Woods Forest Preserve and learn about our distant past.

If you looking for Michigan golf packages, you can consider Golfing at the Briar Leaf Golf Club, Pebblewood Country Club or Whittaker Woods Golf Course. Horseback riding is another type of thrill that can be found at the Spring Creek Equestrian Center.

Wining and dining anyone?

There are tastings and tours available at least seven locations surrounding Lake Michigan. Dining attacks the tastes of American through Middle Eastern palettes.

lake michigan family vacation ideas

Theatre for adults and kids is spread around the towns, as well as fun Michigan state parks, museums, Niles Haunted House Scream Park, the zoo and Timber Town Playground.Awesome Lake Michigan family vacation ideas!

Family friendly places to stay include vacation rentals, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, The Homestead, and Liberty Valley Ranch.

Many of these campuses include camps for kids and daycare so that once you are finished with the kids in the daytime, you can enjoy some me time in the evening.

All in all, there's not much you won't find on Lake Michigan and her surrounding towns for the family to enjoy.

If you can think of it, it's probably here. Have fun with all the Lake Michigan family vacation ideas!

Have A Great Story About Your Trip to Michigan?

Magical, Adventure, Romance or great Escapade ?
Been there, done that? We want to hear all about it here!

Subscribe to "Family Travel Scoop"!

family vacation ideas
My monthly newsletter on cool family vacation ideas
absolutely FREE!



Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Family Travel Scoop.

Do you have a travel website or parenting blog? Do link to us!

Looking for something else?
Use the search button here:

[?] Subscribe To This Site

follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines

Site Build It!