Epic and inspirational travel ideas for lovers of adventure; embracing everything from wilderness trekking, cycling, ATV adventures, dune rides to winter rafting. If adventurous travel beckons you: the curious adventurer, the thrill-seeker, the boundary-pusher, then read on!
Are you ACHING for mind-blowing adventure travel in Michigan?! Would camping, biking, kayaking, birding, ATV adventures, Silver Lake and ice caves pique your interest?
Our souls THRIVE on discovering all the crazy, adrenaline pumping activities available in Michigan! If you have awesome things to add, please let us know!
Closed November 1 to Mid April to all visitors. Love to travel without hoards of people? Need time to clear your head, put away the phone and relax in a rustic atmosphere? Well, Isle Royale National Park is an Adventure Travel dream destination.
Isle Royale National Park is a remote island cluster of adventure travel in Lake Superior, near Michigan’s border with Canada. It is a peaceful island with dense forests and sparkling lakes and waterways, where moose and wolves roam free. Enjoy the rugged, isolated island free of the sights and sounds of civilization. Kayak, hike, bike, fish and relax in peace.
ORV fanatics herald Drummond Island as the off road vehicle (ORV) adventure travel paradise of Michigan. WHY?
The ORV trails on Drummond are some of the most scenic and rugged in Michigan. Drummond’s DNR sponsored trail system is the largest closed loop ORV system in the state. With over 60 miles of ATV trails and 40 miles of ORV routes there is so much to explore!
Drummond island isn't just for ORV's. The trails are amazing for hiking into the Island's interior to explore or take photographs.
Drummond Island’s ORV system contains a wide variety of terrain. Ride through photo worthy hardwood forests, wide open meadows and occasional short rock climbs. Explore loops that take you near the shore of Lake Huron for some outstanding views.
Looking for a great day adventure travel on the river? We've got an awesome list of tried and true kayaking adventures here! Tubing, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding options are also there!
Looking for the best camping adventure travel in Michigan? Check out these KOA Campgrounds! It's time to get your camping on! Book a site or two as early as possible at the many Michigan KOA campgrounds. READ MORE!
Excited to get out on the sand dunes at Silver Lake? Rent a Jeep, buggy or quad and experience first hand the heart pounding power of the sand dunes!
If you would rather relax, take photos and experience the dunes with a professional driver, Silver Lake area has a couple outfitters ready to take you out!
Water sports and camping more your thing? Silver lake has that too. Click here for tips, ideas and fun photos of Silver Lake.
If you are searching for one heck of a gnarly adventure, check out Green Planet Extreme Adventures! Guaranteed to find a tour package that is perfect for your group.
They have biking, kayaking, white water adventure, rowing, paddling shipwrecks, eco tours and so much more! Their combo tours such as Bike-Row-Brew is fantastic!
Frey Rd, Deerton, MI 49822
Let me just say I am GIDDY, no, that's an understatement....I'm absolutely VIBRATING with excitement about these Ice Caves located in Eben Junction. It's a perfect definition of adventure travel!
Rock River Canyon Ice Caves adventure travel, commonly known as the Eben Ice Caves, is an unbelievably cool place to visit in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in the winter. Located in Eben Junction (see our map below), the cave trail head is about 30 minutes west of Munising. Caves form when melting snow runs over the edge of the small cliff and freezes.
Upon arriving at the trail head, you will cross through an open field toward a wooded path. Plan on lots of snow so dress accordingly. Be sure to bring water, a hat, gloves and you might want to wear nylon lined pants to stay dry. The trail is less than a mile and winds through tall trees and over bubbling creeks (if they aren't frozen).
How to Get There From Munising: After traveling 15 miles on M-94 westbound, turn right on Rock River Road. In one mile, turn left onto Munising Ave. In two miles, you will arrive in Eben Junction. Turn right onto Eben Road. In 1.5 miles, turn right onto Frey Road. The trail head is on the right in a half mile.
Dan & Melanie Bennett, 311 North Lake Street, East Jordan, MI 49727 (near Charlevoix)
Love rafting? Thought rafting was reserved only for hot summers? BAHH!
I went on a rafting adventure with Jordan Valley Outfitters this past winter and had a blast! If you are a solo traveler, just check their website and join a rafting group. Super easy!
Jordan Valley Outfitters lead small groups of winter rafting enthusiasts down the beautiful Jordan River December though March. What an amazing way to view wildlife while expanding your adventure travel experiences. We saw several deer, hawks and other wildlife!
Be sure to dress accordingly (I wore ski pants as did everyone else) and warm boots and gloves. It's best to dress in layers so you can control your warmth. Hot packs for your hands or feet also work amazing (I have used them for snowmobiling several times)
462 N Scenic Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445
How about this for something cool!? At Muskegon Winter Sports Complex, you can sign up for a 2 1/2 hour "Learn to Luge" session with an instructor to learn the art of the luge. These unbelievably quick sleds race down icy tracks for a wild thrill.
Muskegon's track is one of four in the United States and Michigan is cool enough to offer you this rare opportunity! Click here for more information!
This is sooo cool! I LOVE riding my bike spring through fall, so I would love to try this!!
Marquette County is the mecca for Fat Tire Snow Biking. In fact, they have a 906 Polar Roll in mid February with fat-tire races and a big after party. There are 60 miles of groomed trails for you to ride!
If you are dying to try this but don't have a fat bike, there are numerous outfitters that rent bikes.
505 North Lakeshore Boulevard
Marquette, MI 49855
351 W Washington St
Marquette, MI 49855
514 N. Third Street
Marquette, MI 49855
Quick Stop Bike Shop
1100 North 3rd Street
Marquette, MI 49855
Sports Rack LTD
315 W. Washington Street
Marquette, MI 49855
Traverse Tall Ship Company, 13258 S.W. Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684
Anyone can go on a two hour evening sail, but the real adventure begins when the crew leaves the ship and leaves you to spend the night ALL ALONE.
Are you up for the challenge?
It's your chance for adventure during the National Cherry Festival! Enjoy a relaxing sunset sail aboard the Sailing Yacht Scout. Upon returning to the dock, the crew will depart, leaving you to enjoy Scout in complete privacy. Grab a blanket and a drink and get cozy on deck to watch the fireworks display, right from the marina. What a view and experience! In the morning the captain will deliver a full breakfast for you to enjoy. Seriously, how cool is that?
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