As one of the larger states in America, Michigan has a lot of ground, and water for the curious to cover. From vast lakes to famous city skylines, there are unbeatable landscapes worth exploring again and again. Not sure how to see it all? Consider these both traditional and innovative options for touring the state:
1. Pictured Rocks Cruises: Few places in America are as enchanting as Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. From sandstone cliffs to mesmerizing waterfalls, the region is truly beyond compare. And thanks to Pictured Rocks Cruises, you can explore every corner of this paradise for yourself. Three-hour cruises on Lake Superior offer plenty of time for photos while evening adventures beside Spray Falls will bring you closer to that special someone. Want to bring the whole family? Kids will love hearing the captain tell stories about Indian Head and Miner’s Castle. Pictured Rocks Cruises offers guests a yacht-like experience for a tugboat price. Check out the schedule at www.picturedrocks.com.
2. Southeast Michigan Segway:
Sure, you could take a walking tour around Detroit, but why not turn up the speed and increase your sightseeing potential with a Segway expedition? The environmentally friendly, self-balanced transporters will have you zipping around in no time, thanks to some help from the folks at Southeast Michigan Segway. Your guides will make sure you’re comfortable maneuvering your Segway and well informed on places not to miss while on your tour. Stop at the Eastern Market, one of the oldest farmers markets in the country, for a snack, or ride along the Detroit River for great views of the city. Greektown, Campus Martius Park and the Theatre District are also spots to keep on your radar. For rates, rules and local Detroit attractions, visit www.semseg.com.
3. Grand Rapids Trolley Co.: Quaint and quick, trolleys are perfect for getting around both cities and suburbs. At Grand Rapids Trolley in East Grand Rapids, the goal is to give the customer a perfect experience. Wedding packages feature a decorated trolley and champagne while sightseeing tours take visitors to some of the state’s most beloved treasures. Most of the group’s trolleys offer seating for about 30 people. Browse the photos at www.grtrolley.com and you won’t be interested in taking that coach bus tour anymore.
Whichever way you choose to move, the state has a variety of choices and a destination that will please any and every guest. For more Michigan travel ideas, visit www.michigan.org or www.travelmichigan.com.