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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Woodland Farm Market 5393 West Shelby Road Shelby, MI
Yost Country Lane Orchard & Cider Mill 5740 West M 61
Gladwin , MI 48624 989-428-3971
Chippewa Nature Center
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.
Beaver Island Marine Museum -
Beaver Island, 231-448-2479 - Exhibits deal with harbor activities
and neighboring islands. Displays of fishing, shipwrecks, lighthouses
Charlevoix Historical Society - P.O. Box 525, Charlevoix,
MI 49720, 231-547-0373. http://www.chxhistory.com/
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
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.
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
Little Traverse History Museum - Petoskey, 231-347-2620,
100 Depot Court, Petoskey, MI 49770. http://www.petoskeymuseum.org/
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
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
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:
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.
Arch Rock - Mackinaw Island, Cheboygan County.
Natural rock formation viewable from an observation deck on
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
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.
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
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
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
Vineyard - Lake
County, 231-256-7272. A vineyard on beautiful Lake Leelanau
with wine tasting and sales.
Chateau Grand Traverse, LTD - Traverse
Traverse County, 231-223-7355. Winery Tour with wine tasting
Good Harbor Vineyards - Leelanau,
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.