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10 Ways to Spend a Great Time in West Michigan like a Pro


Michigan is a home to best kept secrets and attractions. So if you are planning to spend your holiday somewhere, this is a place to be. Here is how to make most of it.

  1. Visit a lighthouse

You can climb to one of the lighthouses of Lake Michigan or can volunteer for one of the keepers at many lighthouse museums in northwest Michigan.

  1. Seek the tree treasures

You can accomplish the tree scavenger hunts on the Nature Trail at Stokes Homestead Farm Market at Grand Junction. If you win, you get a free ice cream cone. Have a look at more West Michigan events here.

  1. Travel in the tunnel of trees

You can drive in the tunnel of trees where you can relish the Polish Pierogi that overlooks Lake Michigan at Legs Inn in Cross Village.

  1. Make a feathered friend

You can also pay a visit to Cornwell’s Turkeyville in Marshall. It is a family owned restaurant situated on a 400 acre farm where the turkey is deemed king. In the summer months the Cornwell’s provide a full calendar of events like flea market, Camp Turkeyville, arts, antiques, and a lot more. And a change to kiss a turkey as well.

  1. Stroll on the wild side

You can feed a giraffe by your hand at Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek or Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park in Alto.

  1. Sail in South Haven

Ride like a pirate while sailing on the tall ship in South Haven and also pay a visit to Michigan Maritime Museum to have a glimpse of the past.

  1. Seek the Petoskey

Look for the state stone, the Petoskey stone on the Lake Michigan shore. You need no license to choose the fossilized coral and that’s so cool.

  1. Wake a sleeping bear

Explore the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore that is adorned with 64 miles of beaches, islands, coves, and hills on the west coast of the Leelanau Peninsula.

  1. Go fishing

You can learn to Fly Fish at the Red Moose Lodge located on the Pere Marquette River in Baldwin. They offer full day trips on the river and cozy stays at night.

  1. Pay a visit to a shrine

You must definitely visit the 55 foot tall Cross in the Woods in Indian River.