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If your vision of a flawless day outdoors is casting a line into calm waters or exploring unspoiled stretches of trail — consider these forests and freshwaters, woodlands and wetlands your oasis. But if you’re partial to a pinch more adventure, the Great Lakes Bay’s natural spaces provide that, too.
Climb America's longest canopy walk, four stories high in towering pine forest and tucked inside gorgeous botanical gardens, or whip through an aerial park on thrilling ziplines. Take an ecotour through the "Everglades of Michigan" — and find more excuses than you’ll need to get out in the fresh, open air.
Follow the sunshine, fresh air, and this list of top outdoor attractions to make the most of your summer adventures in the Great Lakes Bay!Read More +
Dip your toes, drop a line, and dive right in as you discover these must-try attractions, hotels, and restaurants on the water in the Great Lakes Bay!Read More +
Read on to meet the fleet of boats and find adventures you can enjoy on the waves of the Great Lakes Bay.Read More +
Refreshing & cool, salt-free & scenic: the Great Lakes Bay is hands-down and all-in the place to be for affordable waterfront vacationing in Michigan!Read More +
There’s real satisfaction in providing your own power, amid a rich soundscape of paddles' splashes and birdsong. You seem to float out of your own world and worries and into a wider, maybe even wiser, one. That’s Great Lakes Bay Region paddling.Read More +
A $20 million, four-year effort, the creation of the Canopy Walk and other features within Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens is the Foundation's largest project ever, officially opened to the public in October 2018.Read More +
Dow Gardens — and its Whiting Forest, Canopy Walk and other features within — offer a year-around menu of novel experiences, a virtual merry-go-round of adventures circling the seasons, a picnic of perspectives.Read More +
Get to dozens of magical places where toddlers giggle and teenagers come alive (and parents have just as much fun as the half-pints)! Bring your camera and your sense of family adventure — big smiles are just up ahead in the Great Lakes Bay!Read More +