Great Michigan Family Vacations

Live the Adventure-Michigan Family Vacations

Are you considering making Michigan family vacations part of your travel plan?

Well, if this state is not yet included on your short list you might want to reconsider.

What crosses your mind when you think of this northern state?

If you are like most people then your first thoughts are of the auto industry and sprawling industrial areas.

This is not going to be far off base if your vacation destination is the city of Detroit, but Michigan is a state with many spectacular surprises just waiting to be discovered by you and your family.

michigan family vacations Take your family on a 3 day cruise of the Great Lakes ( Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Gogebic, Houghton Lake, Lake St Clair and Higgins Lake, ) that create most of Michigan's shoreline.

This adventure will help you realize just how large these bodies of water really are. Both adults and kids will enjoy this unique vacation experience.

Would you like to be dazzled by the acrobatics of tens of thousands of dancing butterflies?

Sample 14 different flavors of homemade fudge?

Visit a city where no cars are allowed?

Would your family like to spend their vacation relaxing on the shores of an unspoiled island paradise?

fun family vacation Well, you don't have to go to Hawaii to make this a reality. Just pack your bags and head for beautiful Mackinac Island, Michigan.

This pristine setting is located just a few miles from the state's mainland, and there really are no cars allowed. A ferry is the only public transportation available to take you to this island.

Late summer and early fall are the best times of the year for a visit to the shores of Mackinac Island.

Guests can watch the annual yacht race that takes place in July and in August the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival attracts large crowds.

You will be welcome at the world famous Butterfly House during your stay.

This is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with a wide variety of rainbow colored butterflies. Great idea for memorable Michigan Family Vacations!

80% of this island is designated as a state park and there are a number of spectacular sights including natural stone formations such as Sugar Loaf and Arch Rock.

For a more relaxed tour of the island there are horse drawn carriages available.

There are a number of outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy including horseback rides, swimming and sailing.

Michigan Family Vacations can be awesome as it also provides visitors the chance to experience a variety of fishing, camping and hiking adventures.

During the winter months the action filled days include such sports as ice skating, snowboarding, skiing and sledding.

family vacation ideas If you are vacationing near Flint, Michigan you can visit the Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad.

This is a family friendly attraction where the 1800s are recreated with historically accurate buildings and actors in period costume.

There is even a genuine steam powered railroad for all visitors to ride.

Muskegon, Michigan is where you can experience the fun of Michigan's Adventure Amusement Park and Wildwater Adventure Water Park. These two attractions are both included for one price.

They are packed with rides, games and fun that will delight everyone, especially the younger members in your family group.

For family vacation ideas near Michigan ,You can also include city visits in your Michigan Family vacations and discover Chicago, Milwaukee and Detroit.

And don't forget the beaches along the Lake Michigan. According to Wikipedia -

"Lake Michigan beaches, especially those in Michigan and Northern Indiana, are known for their beauty.

The region is often referred to as the "Third Coast" of the United States, after those of the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

The sand is soft and off-white, known as "singing sands" because of the squeaking noise (caused by high quartz content) made when one walks across it."

So have you packed your bags yet?

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