Southwest Michigan Region Cities and Adventures!

Southwest Michigan Cities and Adventures | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

Are you ready to start exploring Southwest Michigan? 

  • Welcome to the hub for the top cities, activities and things to do in Northern Michigan. 
  • Just click the links below to be whisked off on an adventure! 

Check out the interactive Southwest Michigan map too if you are planning your vacation and need inspiration!

There are so many cities to explore, photos to take, memories to make and fun things to do!  Start planning your Michigan vacation or Michigan getaway today!

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Kalamazoo Michigan

Discover Great Restaurants, Visit the Kalamazoo Air Zoo, Get Artistic with an Art Class, Enjoy Nature Trails, See a K-Wings Hockey Game, Great Shopping!

Holland Michigan

Have you visited Holland Michigan during Tulip Time? The City is Ablaze with Millions of Tulips!  See Windmill Island, Holland State Park, Lighthouse, Tunnel Park, Nelis' Dutch Village and Shop to Your Heart's Content Downtown! 

Silver Lake Michigan

Silver Lake is a Speed Junkie's Heaven! Ride the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in a Jeep, Truck or Buggy! Soak in Sun at the Beach, Explore the State Park and Get in Some Shopping!

Grand Haven Michigan

Let's Explore Grand Haven!  You've Gotta See the Pere Marquette 1223 Steam Train, Explore Chinook Park, Hit the Beach, Get Great Eats!

Saugatuck Michigan

Let's Explore Saugatuck!  Have You Ever Ridden a Chain Ferry? How about Climb Mt. Baldhead?  Hit the Beach, Enjoy A Great Meal and Relax!

Battle Creek Michigan

There's SO Many Things to Do in Battle Creek! Have You Been to Incredible Binder Park Zoo?  There's Awesome Walking Trails, Great Restaurants and Fun Galore!

Grand Rapids Michigan

Grand Rapids Michigan Offers Incredible Museums (Gerald Ford, Children's Museums, Art Museums), Malls, Walking Trails, Scenic Parks, Art Prize, Incredible Restaurants and So Much To Do!

St. Joseph Michigan

There's SO Many Things to Do in St. Joseph! Make Sand Castles on Silver Beach, Ride the Famous Carousel, Grab Pizza at Silver Beach Pizza and Cute Boutique Shops Galore!

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Our Words of Wisdom: “Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path, then by all means follow that path.”

"Sherry & Chris"

We're Sherry and Chris the founders of one of Michigan's most comprehensive and Top Travel Blogs!

    Sherry Trautman is a seasoned business owner and a multifaceted content creator, deeply entrenched in the world of travel in Michigan. With her extensive background in writing, editing, photography, marketing, website design, web mastering, social media, and publishing, she is the driving force behind the acclaimed Michigan Travel site "" A lifelong Michigander, Sherry's journey began in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan led her to St. Joseph during her formative years, and further to Kalamazoo for her higher education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design and Fine Art from Western Michigan University. Her career initially blossomed in Battle Creek, where she contributed significantly to aviation, marketing, and the art industry.

    In 2018, Sherry, alongside her husband Chris, embarked on a passionate endeavor with the inception of This venture was not just a business but a full-time commitment to exploring and celebrating the diverse landscapes and communities of Michigan. Together, they tirelessly traverse the state, curating unique experiences, capturing stunning visuals, and weaving engaging narratives that showcase Michigan's rich cultural tapestry and natural beauty. From her early experiences in different Michigander locales to her extensive professional background, Sherry's life and work epitomize a deep-rooted expertise in Michigan travel, making her an authoritative voice in this niche.

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