Art Museums/Science Centers
Center for Cultural and Natural History - Mt Pleasant, Isabella County, 989-774-3829. Located on the Central Michigan University Campus. Collections feature prehistoric native American Indians, animals. Guided tours.

Canoe Trips
Au Sable River - Grayling, Crawford County - 3 miles east of Grayling. Popular canoe river and for trout fishing. Various spots to enter and many canoe rentals around river.
Au Sable River, South Branch - Deerheart Valley, Crawford County - At Chase Bridge, passes through Mason Tract Preserve (bike and hike trails), Canoe Liveries nearby.
Betsie River - Thompsonville, Benzie County - 6 miles northeast of Thompsonville. Designated wild scenic river. Grass Lake Forest Campground. Frequent access points, camping.
Boardman River - Williamsburg, Grand Traverse County - For experienced canoeists. Designated wild scenic/ Country Scenic River. Put in at Forks Forest Campground. River known for trout fishing. Feeds into Lake Michigan.
Chippewa River - Barryton, Mecosta County - Enter at Barryton Dam. Campgrounds and numerous access points. Exit in Midland or Tittabawassee River.

Inland Waterway - Conway, Emmet County - Chain of Lakes and Rivers, Crooked Lake to Lake Huron at Cheboygan. Passes through Mullett Lake and Burt Lake where winds and waves can be challenging.
Pere Marquette River - Baldwin, Lake County - 2.5 miles south of Baldwin. Designated National Scenic River. Enter at M-37 bridge. River has rapids and is for experienced canoeists only. Exit at Custer Bridge.
Pine River - Luther, Lake County - 5.5 miles north of Luther. Popular river suitable for experienced canoeists. Enter at Silver Creek Forest Campground. Some rapids. Exit at Low Bridge.
Platte River - Honor, Benzie County - 2 miles southeast of Honor, suitable for beginners. Enter at Platte River Forest Campground. Passes through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Exit at Lake Michigan.
Rifle River - Lupton, Ogemaw County - Designated Wild Scenic River. Enter at Rifle River State Recreation Area. Rapids hazardous for novices. Exit at bridge above Saginaw Bay.
Thunder Bay - Atlanta, Montmorency County - Enter at Lake 15 Forest Campground. Nice stream with some quick areas. Reservoirs and dam portages, exit at Lake Huron.


Cider Mills/Orchards
Friske Orchards 11027 Doctor Road Charlevoix, MI 49720 231-588-6185, 231-588-6185
Kilcherman's Christmas Cove Farm 11573 North Kilcherman Road Northport, MI 49670 231-386-5637
McIntosh Orchard 1731 West Remus Road Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 989-773-7330
Stan's Cider Mill 2505 East Vernon Rosebush, MI 48878 989-433-5849
Woodland Farm Market 5393 West Shelby Road Shelby, MI 49455 231-861-5380
Yost Country Lane Orchard & Cider Mill 5740 West M 61 Gladwin , MI 48624 989-428-3971



Chippewa Nature Center - Midland, Midland County, 989-631-0380. Nature hiking trails with plants, flowers and animals that are native to Michigan.
Dow Gardens -
Midland, Midland County, 989-631-2677. Gardens on display at the home of Dr. Herbert Dow, founder of Dow Chemical Company with streams waterfalls small bridges with flowers and plants.
Kantzler Memorial Arboretum -
Bay City, Bay County, 989-893-1222. Historic site located on the banks of the Saginaw River with with trees and shrubs.


Historic Sites/Museums
Beaver Island Marine Museum - Beaver Island, 231-448-2479 - Exhibits deal with harbor activities and neighboring islands. Displays of fishing, shipwrecks, lighthouses and lumbering.
Charlevoix Historical Society - P.O. Box 525, Charlevoix, MI 49720, 231-547-0373.
Chmielewska Tapestry - Bay City, Bay County, 989-894-8146. Located in Bay City's City Hall. A tapestry made by Polish-born artist Monika Chmielewska. Features Bay Cities landmark buildings.
Civilian Conservation Corps Museum - North Higgins Lake State Park, Crawford/Roscommon Counties, 989-821-6125. History of Civilian Conservation corps created by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933.
Colonial Michilimackinac - Mackinaw City, Cheboygan County, 231-436-5563. Reconstructed 18th century fur trading outpost, including stockade, barracks and guardhouse.
Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center - a 20,000 square foot facility with exhibits and films featuring the shipwrecks and maritime history of Thunder Bay. Open 10-4 Monday-Saturday. Free admission.
Historical Museum and Old Waterworks - Manistee, Manistee County, 231-723-5531. Victorian exhibits including 1870 drugstore with authentic furnishings and general store.
Jesse Besser Museum - Alpena, Alpena County, 989-356-2202. Museum featuring lumbering and agricultural history in northern Michigan. Planetarium.
Little Traverse History Museum - Petoskey, 231-347-2620, 100 Depot Court, Petoskey, MI 49770.
Mackinac Bridge - Mackinaw City, Cheboygan County, 906-643-7600. Five mile suspension bridge built in 1957 connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.
Mill Creek - Mackinaw City, Cheboygan County, 231-436-7301. Replica of 1790 Sawmill with museum and nature trails.
Music House - Grand Traverse County, Traverse City, 231-938-9300. Extensive collection of automated musical instruments in live performance, featuring Belgian dance organ. Historic photo and radio galleries.
Rose Hawley Museum - Ludington, Mason County, 231-843-2001. Museum exhibits feature artifacts from indians, early settlers and the lumbering industry.
Teyson's Talking Bear Museum - Mackinaw City, Cheboygan, 231-436-7011. Collections includes artifacts from Michigan's Indian Culrute. Lumbering and Maritime exhibits.
Straights of Mackinac Bottom - Land Preserve - Mackinaw City, 231-436-5574. Eight shipwrecks with multiple types of ships.
Thunder Bay Underwater Preserve - Alpena, Alpena County, 231-354-4181. The sanctuary protects and preserves a collection of nearly 200 historic shipwrecks in and around Thunder Bay. Divers may visit many of these incredible underwater museums.
Also, we have a new visitors' center for the sanctuary in Alpena:



Industrial Tours
Besser Company - Alpena, Alpena County, 989-354-4111. Concrete block manufacturer.
Shelby Man Made Gemstones - Shelby, Oceana County, 231-861-2165. Audio and Visual displays of the only gem-producing factory in the U.S.


Natural Features
Arch Rock - Mackinaw Island, Cheboygan County. Natural rock formation viewable from an observation deck on Mackinaw Island.
Glacial Moraine - Clare, Clare County - Large geographic marks left on surface from glaciers. 8 miles north of Clare.
Iargo Springs - Oscoda, Iosco County - 17 miles west of Oscoda, Iargo is a natural spring that runs into the Au Sable River. Historical.
Petoskey Stone - Petoskey, Emmet County - Fossil remains of a kind of coral found along shores of Leelanau Peninsula.
Sinkholes - Onaway, Presque Isle County - 2600 acres of land depressions from deterioration of limestone bedrock.
Sleeping Bear Dunes - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore, Leelanau County - Perched sand dune overlooking Lake Michigan from 400 foot plateau.
Valley of the Giants - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - Virgin white cedar grove over 500 years old. World record cedar over 90 feet tall and 17.5 feet in diameter.



Scenic Drives/Excursions
Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry - Mackinaw City, Cheboygan County, 231-436-5542. Passenger ferries to Mackinaw Island from Mackinaw City and from St. Ignace.
Beaver Island Boat Company - Charlevoix County, Charlevoix, 231-547-2311. Passenger and car ferry service from Charlevoix to Beaver Island.
Bois Blanc Island Ferry - Cheboygan County, Cheboygan, 231-627-2354. Ferry service (passenger and car) from Cheboygan to Bois Blanc Island.
Mac Woods Dunes Rides - Mears, Oceana County, 231-873-2817. Dune ride with Lake Michigan views. Gift shop.
Mackinac Island Carriage Tours - Mackinaw Island, 906-847-3573. Horse drawn carriage tour featuring historical and geographic sites on the island.
Manitou Transit - Leland, Leelanau County, 231-256-9061. Ferry from Leland to South Manitou Island for four hour visit. Island has hiking trails and historic elements, guided tour available.
Old Mission Peninsula Scenic Drive - Grand Traverse County, Traverse City. From the Garfield Ave and M-37 intersection, follow M-37 north through Old Mission Peninsula. There are many scenic points along the way. Also a winery and the Old Mission Lighthouse at the 45th parallel.
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive - Leelanau County, Sleeping Bear dunes National Lakeshore, 231-326-5134. Self-guided tour along dunes with views of Lake Michigan.
Scenic Route to Mackinaw Bridge - Cheboygan county, Cheboygan. Old 27 from Vanderbilt along Sturgeon River to Cheboygan to US-23. Route passes Mullett Lake, Cheboygan River and Lake Huron Shoreline.
Shepler's Mackinaw Island Ferry - Mackinaw City, Cheboygan County, 231-436-5023. Passenger ferry to Mackinaw Island.
Tunnel of Trees Shore Drive - Harbor Springs, Emmet County. 31 mile drive from Harbor Springs to Cross Village via M-119. Historic sites, views of Lake Michigan and a tunnel of trees.


Black Star Farms - 10844 E. Revold Rd., Suttons Bay, MI 49682, 231-271-4970

Boskydel Vineyard - Lake Leelanau, Leelanau County, 231-256-7272. A vineyard on beautiful Lake Leelanau with wine tasting and sales.
Chateau Grand Traverse, LTD -
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, 231-223-7355. Winery Tour with wine tasting and sales.
Good Harbor Vineyards -
Leelanau, Leelanau County, 231-256-7165. Wine tasting, sales and tours.
L. Mawby Vineyards-Winery - Suttons Bay, Leelanau County, 231-271-3522. Tours of winery and vineyard along with sales.
Leelanau Wine Cellars, LTD - 231-386-5201
- Winery tours and tasting.


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