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!
There are many Easter Egg Hunts and activities to be enjoyed by families throughout Northern Michigan each spring.
Northern Michigan grows the best. Our Farmers Markets are open from late spring to fall, from cherries, to potatoes, to sweet corn, and more.
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.
The Fort Michilimackinac Historical Reenactment Pageant in Mackinaw City is the U.S.’ longest running free Memorial Day historical program.
Activities & Attractions in Northern Michigan
The Headlands, just west of Mackinaw City, is one of six International Dark Sky Parks in the U.S. and one of nine in the world.
Young State Park outside Boyne City is a ‘year round delight for campers, hikers, snow lovers, swimmers and nature lovers.
Historic Mill Creek Discover Park has 625 acres along Lake Huron, 3.5 miles of hiking trails, a reconstructed saw mill, mill dam, and more.
Harris Gardens at North Central Michigan College is a spectacular sculpture garden filled with 26 pieces of vibrant art.
Mackinaw City’s Heritage Village lets visitors explore life in the Straits of Mackinac as it was during the era of 1880-1917.
Just a short drive from Harbor Springs or Petoskey are more than a dozen Northern Michigan cross country ski trails in Emmet County.
With woods, dunes, and frozen lakes, the trails near Charlevoix and Boyne City are the places to cross country ski from December-March.
Northern Michigan is home to several different museums for people of all ages which highlight the area’s businesses, history, and culture!
Sailing is a special pastime that often brings friends together in Northern Michigan. And no wonder. The sailing here is wonderful.
The many ski resorts in Northern Michigan have winter activities for the entire family including sledding, sleigh rides, tubing, and more.