11 of the Best Ways to Spend Spring in Michigan

What do you think of when you hear the word Michigan? Do images of Detroit, snow, and people standing outside in the freezing cold come to mind? If so, you’re not wrong, but the great state of Michigan is so much more than that! It’s full of unbridled wilderness, miles of shoreline, and a great range of seasons! Sure, winter dominates a good portion of the year, but that’s what makes spring in Michigan that much more special! Each of our four regions has a different feel to it, featuring a variety of activities, attractions, and events during this special season. For a complete list of these things to do and places to see, request our free Michigan Vacation Guide!

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Things to See and Do During Spring in Michigan

Upper Peninsula

Experience Serenity at Kitch-iti-kipi

This crystal clear spring in Palms Book State Park is a peaceful place to stop and enjoy a short raft ride across the lake, where you can see 40-feet down to the bottom!

Explore Les Cheneaux Islands

Les Cheneaux Islands consists of 36 pieces of land dotting Lake Huron where families and adventurers can dive into a bevy of activities. Spring in Michigan is the perfect time to enjoy boating, kayaking, biking, hiking, and much more!

Take in Nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park

After the river freezes over and the snow melts, Tahquamenon Falls gracefully roars in the spring, making it a perfect spot to stop along a hike through this gorgeous state park!

Tour Drummond Island on an ATV

Rent a Jeep or ATV and take the Drummond Island Ferry over to this remote island. There are plenty of great trails that stretch from shore to shore that provide tons of muddy, off-road fun!

Northern Michigan

Relax on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is the ideal vacation spot for those wanting to history in an incredible setting. Strolling through the town, admiring the beautiful architecture of the Grand Hotel, and hiking around the island are just a few ways to spend the perfect spring day here.

Boat Rides in Charlevoix

Take a sunset boat cruise from the unique town of Charlevoix. You can also explore the odd Mushroom Houses and Castle Farms gardens in the Michigan spring weather.

Watch the Stars at Headlands International Dark Sky Park

Little to no light pollution make this patch of land along Lake Michigan the perfect place for viewing the night sky. The park provides programs and events to teach guests about stargazing and much more!

Eastern Michigan

Cruise Down the Au Sable River

Eastern Michigan is full of natural beauty, and the Au Sable River serves as the heart and soul of the wilderness in the area. The Au Sable River Queen is an excellent way to spend an evening cruising on the water.

Fishing, Fishing, and More Fishing

The Au Sable River is known for having some of the best trout fishing in the world. Take advantage Free Fishing Weekend at the beginning of June!

West Michigan

Indulge in Grand Rapids

You can spend days in Grand Rapids and still not see and do everything. This burgeoning city has an excellent sculpture and garden park in addition to a fantastic craft beer scene.

Chill on the Beach

Kick back and relax one of the many pristine stretches of sand along Lake Michigan on a perfect spring day in Michigan.

Escape to a Freshwater Vacation Rentals Home This SpringTorch River Retreat

So, where will you stay on your spring trip to Michigan? Will you enjoy the many adventures in the UP, the calm and relaxing woods of Eastern Michigan, or the exciting activities and history in Northern Michigan? Or is the slow-paced beach life of West Michigan your cup of tea? Regardless of where you want to go, there is a Freshwater Vacation Rentals home waiting for you. We have a wide variety of Michigan cabin rentals that have your name on them in every region in the great Wolverine State.

So, what are you waiting for? Check out our properties and experience the best that Michigan has to offer with us this spring! We look forward to meeting you!