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6 Places to Travel in Michigan

The new school year will be here before you know it. And, of course, that means the unofficial end of summer is near. Before we close the book on the season, embrace the warm weather with a short weekend trip to one of Michigan’s many vacation destinations. Here are 7 exceptional places to travel here in the Mitten, all within driving distance of your HomeFirstTM Certified Community.

Torch Lake

Located a few miles Northeast of Traverse City, Touch Lake is Michigan’s longest inland lake. The pristine waters and overall natural beauty make Torch Lake one of the premier vacation destinations in Michigan, especially for those with an outdoorsman spirit. Go here for facts and images about Torch Lake.

Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is one of the biggest and fastest growing cities in Michigan. And yet, so many people from Metro Detroit have never been there! About 150 west of Detroit, stop by Grand Rapids and enjoy fine dining, beautiful scenery, and an eclectic arts and entertainment scene. Visit soon and you can be in town for Grand Rapids Restaurant Week (August 13-24). Plan your trip to Grand Rapids here


From famous fried chicken to fantastic festivals, Frankenmuth is truly a one-of-a-kind city. There are a great number of things for you and your family to do in Frankenmuth, located just southeast of Saginaw. Whether it’s a day trip for the family or a weekend retreat with friends, Frankenmuth is the perfect destination to recharge, renew and refresh. Click here to learn more about this charming city.

Known more for its skiing attractions during the winter, Boyne is also an exceptional place to vacation during the summer. There are three resorts in Boyne that offer great summer fun for kids and adults. From golfing to theme parks like Bay Harbor Golf Club, Crooked Tree Golf Club, Hidden River Golf & Casting Club, Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark, there’s so much to do.
Pictured Rock

Located on the banks of Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks is as beautiful as its sounds. Whether you’re into fishing, canoeing or simple sightseeing, it doesn’t get better than this beautiful town. Be forewarned, though: pictured rock can get quite chilly, even during the summer. Located in Grand Marais in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Lake Superior is the deepest and coldest of all the Great Lakes.

Bellaire is “Pure Michigan” at its finest. Known for its camping grounds and natural beauty, Bellaire is so much more than a place to pitch a tent. It has a scenic and energetic downtown also makes it a popular location for tourists. Home of Short’s Brewing Company, Bellaire is roughly 250 miles northwest of Detroit.

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