If a change of scenery and location is what you're family is looking for - but not too far away…
Teach your kids to be true Michiganders and have fun this summer with these ‘Pure Michigan’ activities.
Swim in a Great Lake
Cool down in a Great Lake – it’s a summer must in Michigan.
- Lake Erie: Sterling State Park
- Lake Huron: Hoeft State Park
- Lake Michigan: Oval Beach or Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park
- Lake Superior: Twelvemile Beach
Christmas in July
Cool Down With Ice Cream
Cool down on a hot day with a Michigan staple – Superman ice cream! Or take a sip of a Boston Cooler (named for the Boston-Edison neighborhood in Detroit, not the Massachusetts city) and put a scoop of vanilla in a glass of Vernors.
Take A Selfie with Canada
Head down to the Detroit Riverfront and take a selfie with our neighbors to the south (okay Google play Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin on Spotify).
Dance In The Street With Motown
Put on a Motown playlist during a backyard bonfire or plan a visit to Hitsville USA.
Family Taste Test
Pick up your favorite metro Detroit coney and compare it to a Yooper pasty and see which is your Pure Michigan favorite.
Take a Trip To Mackinac
Fudge, bikes, horses, and a big bridge. Mackinac Island is a family travel destination all Michiganders must experience.
Explore History at The Henry Ford
U-Pick Your Favorite Fruits
Head to the farm and pick cherries, blueberries, and apples for healthy snacks or a yummy pie. Here are u-pick orchards in metro Detroit.
Root For The Home Team
No one does sports like Detroit. Baseball is BACK in July. Put on your Tigers jersey, turn on the radio (or tv) and listen to the game while you toss a ball outside.
Photo credit: Scoops Ice Cream
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..