Explore These Natural Wonders

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.

Things To Do

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!

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Things To Do

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!

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Outdoors by Season

Lush forests and scenic trails are soul-stirring magic any time of year. But the experience? It’s entirely different in each Pure Michigan season.

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Outdoor Attractions

As if glittering freshwaters and 100 miles of tree-lined trails weren’t enough — these outdoor excursions will draw you in even closer to nature.

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Trails

In any season and however you’ll see them — discover our Great Lakes Bay trails’ most flawless miles.

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Biking

With unspoiled miles of regional trail and mountain biking loops through Midland City Forest — this place has paths that can soothe the soul or satisfy an adventurous spirit.

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Birding

Thanks to its unique real estate where two biotic provinces overlap — bringing a blend of flora and fauna you won't find anyplace else — the Great Lakes Bay is a birder’s oasis.

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Parks

When it comes to simple, unspoiled green spaces — some with fishing holes, playscapes, and splash pads — our pocket parks have a laid-back allure of their own.

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Farms + Orchards

Find more than you came for at these u-pick orchards and pumpkin farms, cider mills and berry patches: in a taste of the Great Lakes Bay that’s pure and perfectly simple.

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Golf

Spend a weekend finessing your long drives at two top Michigan golf courses or an afternoon sharpening up your short game at more than two dozen others — and know that an under-par scorecard isn’t the prettiest sight you’ll see here.

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