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Northwest Michigan

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Home to countless lakes, epic sand dunes, historic towns and villages, Northwest Michigan offers a rich blend of adventure and relaxation. The area's stunning natural sites draw crowds of adventure seekers, who come to hike, swim, sail, or snowshoe regardless of the season. The wealth of outdoor attractions stands side by side with museums, theaters, wineries, and boutique shops. Dubbed "Cherry Capital of the World," Traverse City remains the regional transport hub. Nestled in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire serves as base for exploring the famous sand dunes and soaring bluffs. Plan how to spend your time in Northwest Michigan and other destinations in United States using our United States online route planner.
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Places to visit in Northwest Michigan

Traverse City Trip planner BEST FOR: Winery / Vineyard, Beer Tasting / Tour, Shopping Mall Empire Trip planner BEST FOR: National Park, Scenic Drive, Hiking Trail Harbor Springs Trip planner BEST FOR: Scenic Drive, Geologic Formation, Ski Area Suttons Bay Trip planner BEST FOR: Winery / Vineyard, Brewery, Outdoor Activity Bellaire Trip planner BEST FOR: Ski Area, Wildlife Area, Golf Course

Popular things to do in Northwest Michigan

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National Park
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Empire
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours Traverse City
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Lighthouse
Mission Point Lighthouse Traverse City
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ski Area
Nub's Nob Harbor Springs
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Northwest Michigan

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Cross-country Ski Area
Crystal Mountain Thompsonville
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Ski Area
Caberfae Peaks Cadillac
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cherry Republic of Traverse City Traverse City
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Winery / Vineyard
Bowers Harbor Vineyards Traverse City
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Northwest Michigan

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Cross-country Ski Area
Boyne Mountain Boyne Falls
3.6
Duration: 8 hours
Beach
Stearns Park Ludington
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Science Museum
Raven Hill Discovery Center East Jordan
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Park
Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark Boyne Falls
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Wineries in Northwest Michigan

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Winery / Vineyard
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery Traverse City
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Winery / Vineyard
Black Star Farms Suttons Bay
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Leelanau Wine Cellars Omena
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Chateau Grand Traverse Winery Traverse City
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Northwest Michigan

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Geologic Formation
Boyne Highlands Harbor Springs
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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State Park
Ludington State Park Ludington
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Water Body
Crystal Lake Frankfort
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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State Park
Jordan River Valley East Jordan
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Golf in Northwest Michigan

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Golf Course
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club Arcadia
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Bahle Farms Suttons Bay
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Golf Course
Little Traverse Bay Golf Course Harbor Springs
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Hemlock Golf Club Ludington
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

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