Watching your kids splash in the cool blue water while you sit on the warm sand, shoving mouthfuls of tart and sweet freshly picked cherries in your mouth, or huddling around a smoky campfire as you watch the light reflect on the dark water.
It doesn’t get much better than a Michigan summer.
OK, I’m a little biased since I grew up just an hour from Lake Michigan and spent many hours of my childhood soaking in Lake Michigan.
But if you haven’t yet checked out the Mitten State, you’re missing out. Michigan is full of incredible natural beauty, interesting cities, and plenty of places to explore. Find out which fun places you should be visiting in Michigan with your kids!
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Fun Places to Visit in Michigan With Kids
Many thanks to my fellow travel bloggers for providing links to their content. To find out more about each destination, click the image read the full post on their sites. All of these bloggers are great resources for family travel ideas across the Midwest!
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Two types of kid-friendly cruises near the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore from Exploration America.
A northern Michigan playground for adults and kids from Adventure Mom.
Kid-friendly guide to this popular getaway in Northern Michigan from The Lemon Bowl.
All the best places to explore with your kids in this lakeshore town from O, The Places You Go.
Hiking in Rosy Mounds Natural Area, a secluded park along Lake Michigan, from A Little Time and A Keyboard.
Save some money when you visit Mackinac Island with this budget-friendly guide from A Mitten Full of Savings.
Where to eat and play in St. Joseph, Michigan with Kids from Let Me Give You Some Advice.
What makes South Haven the perfect beach town from Let Me Give You Some Advice.
Fun things to do with kids in Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second largest city, from Just Me Regina.
Tips on visiting this quirky Bavarian Village from Raising Lifelong Learners.
A whole list of kid-approved ways to explore Detroit from Family Travel Magazine.
Unique Michigan Adventures
Interesting destinations all across the Mitten State from Minivan Adventures.
Where to Find Fun Places to Visit in Michigan with Kids
As you can see, no matter where you choose to explore in Michigan, you won’t have trouble finding adventures! There really is something for every family at every stage.
Make sure to plan ahead for some of the more popular destinations near the lake during the summer months. Many places book up quickly, but with so many fun places to visit in Michigan with kids, you can’t go wrong!
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Got a question about a Michigan vacation? Leave a comment below and I’ll help you find what you’re looking for!
What a great list! I’d love to explore more of Michigan!