This 25-year-old rite of spring in Northern Michigan is a bike ride from the Zoo Bar at Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs, to Mackinaw City.
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Spring in Northern Michigan
The snow melts, the ground thaws, the days grow longer, the temperature rises and spring is here. The flowers come up from the ground, the trillium blanket the woods, and morels are just asking to be picked.
The bikes and the golf clubs are dusted off. Boots change to walking shoes. A perfect beach day sneaks in between two chilly days. Northern Michigan appreciates spring after a long winter and as the grass begins to turn green, shop keepers and hotel owners are sprucing up their places of businesses. Another season is about to begin!
The Fort Michilimackinac Historical Reenactment Pageant in Mackinaw City is the U.S.’ longest running free Memorial Day historical program.
At this Boyne City festival, hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country come to seek that elusive delicacy-the marvelous morel.
You can find performances almost any night of the week in Northern Michigan with music by area musicians as well as professionals.
Northern Michigan grows the best. Our Farmers Markets are open from late spring to fall, from cherries, to potatoes, to sweet corn, and more.
There are many Easter Egg Hunts and activities to be enjoyed by families throughout Northern Michigan each spring.
Activities & Attractions in Northern Michigan
Take a beautiful color tour as you travel under a tunnel of colorful trees along M-119 from Harbor Springs to Cross Village.
Fort Mackinac is open from May-October and includes buildings restored their original look after the fort’s occupation by the British
Spring brings lots of outdoor activities to Northern Michigan but one often ends up on pancakes: making maple syrup.
The Andrew J. Blackbird Museum is named for a counselor who helped Native American veterans. Native American artifacts fill the museum space.
West Michigan is home to numerous artists with so many different talents. Groovy music, vivid paintings, gorgeous photography, and more!
The history of the fur trade in Northern Michigan is captured at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City.
Shop Northern Michigan antiques shops, art galleries, and furniture stores for home furnishings that are unique and affordable.
The majestic and historic Grand Hotel is one of the first sights visitors see as they head into the harbor on Mackinac Island.
Bicyclists, walkers, and roller bladers can go from Harbor Springs to Charlevoix on the 26-mile long Little Traverse Wheelway.
Fisherman’s Island State Park has more than 2,600 acres and miles of gorgeous Lake Michigan beach and is located just south of Charlevoix.