The two peninsulas of Michigan are an outdoors playground for anyone who loves to be around water. The state is surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes, and you'll never be more than six miles away from a natural source of water. These trips from the picturesque northern Isle Royale National Park to the southern wine country are sure to provide entertaining adventures for both cyclists and hikers.
#1: Isle Royale National Park: Island Traverse (Hiking, Camping)
Capture the renowned mystique of Lake Superior's solitary atoll on this 61.1-mi. traverse of Isle Royale, a pristine archipelago untouched by development and home to thriving wolf and moose populations.
#2: Pictured Rocks-East Side (Hiking)
30 miles over 3 days, 2 nights. From the Middle of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, all the way to the East end.
#3: Traverse City, MI: Old Mission Peninsula (Road Biking)
Enjoy great views of both the East and West Grand Traverse Bays while riding a 40-mile loop to the Old Mission Peninsula Lighthouse.
#4: Hall Lake Trail (hiking)
Inspire your inner thru-hiker on this easy 2-miler in Yankee Springs Recreation Area that samples the North Country Trail with a climb to a glacier-formed depression.
#5: Michigan Wine Country (Road Biking)
Oenophiles rejoice! This 34-mile tour of south Michigan wine country rolls past local vineyards and a handful of tasting rooms--hiccup--along the way.