Michigan Getaways

Ask a group of people what they want in a Michigan getaway, and you will probably get a different answer from each person. Just like what happens when you are trying to plan a Michigan getaway vacation with your own family. Sometimes it's a quick and easy getaway for a day trip. Sometimes it’s a long weekend three-day getaway. This section of Michigan back roads is all about Michigan getaways, short trips, wilderness destinations, and terrific towns. Here are some examples:

Famous nature area – Kitch iti Kipi, the Big Spring Getaway
Not so famous nature area - Avery Lake Getaway

Famous Town - Grand Haven Getaway
Not so famous town - Lewiston Getaway

Famous day trip - Tunnel of Trees Scenic Drive Getaway
Not so famous day trip – Megaphone in the Woods, Best Kept Secret Getaway

Famous three-day trip - Sault Ste. Marie Getaway
Not so famous three-day trip – Nahma Haunted Inn Getaway

Baldwin

Bear Lake

Beaver Island

Bellevue

Beulah

Buchanan

Caro

Charlevoix

Clare

Coldwater

Copper Harbor

Croswell

Crystal Lake

Crooked River
Day Trips

Drummond Island

Escanaba

Fenton

Frankenmuth

Grand Haven

Grand Ledge

Grand Marais -coming

Grosse Ile

Harrisville

Historic Shiawassee

Huron Jewel

Idlewild

Jugville

Kaleva

Kalkaska

Konteka Getaway

Les Cheneaux

Lewiston

Lexington

Menominee

Metamora

Milford

Nahma

Newaygo

The Other Great Lakes

Off The Grid

Ontonagon
Pentwater

Port Huron

Prairie Getaway

Rochester Hills

Sault Ste. Marie

Seney

Sleeping Bear Getaway

St. Ignace

St. Louis

Tawas Bay

Timber Ridge

Tip of the Thumb

Walloon Lake

White Rock

Zeeland
       

Towering cliffs with scenic views, seldom visited waterfalls, overlooked trails near and far are some of the getaway destinations on Michigan Back Roads. Leave the interstate highway and travel the back roads. There you will find unique shops, eateries that are best kept secrets and towns you may have never visited. All of these make for a fun family Michigan getaway.

More about these getaways:

Famous nature area – Kitch iti Kipi, the Big Spring, is the largest natural spring in Michigan with a flow of thousands of gallons per minute.
Not so famous nature area - Avery Lake is a pure sparkling lake with rustic campsites and excellent fishing and trails.

Famous Town - Grand Haven sits on the shore of Lake Michigan and is home to the Coast Guard Festival.
Not so famous town - Lewiston is in northeast Michigan and is a favorite for outdoor enthusiasts and burger lovers.

Famous day trip - Tunnel of Trees is a scenic drive along Lake Michigan on Route 119 in Emmet County.
Not so famous day trip – The Megaphone in the Woods is a best kept secret in a nature area east of Indian River.

Famous three-day trip - Sault Ste. Marie is the oldest town in Michigan and is famous for the Soo Locks.
Not so famous three-day trip – The Nahma Inn is reported to be haunted and it is one of the friendliest places in one of the friendliest towns in Michigan.

For shorter day trips, check out the Day Trips page. Some links may open a page on www.upnorthmichigan.com - Click here for 2024 Programs/Lectures PDF