Michigan football documents Pure Michigan summer trip

Team 143 explores the “Great Lakes State”

Tahquamenon Falls. (Ken Haddad, WDIV)

ANN ARBOR – The Wolverines returned to Ann Arbor on Saturday after a jam-packed 10-day Summer Tour.

Each year, the Michigan football program takes a trip to enjoy some downtime as a group. Destinations in years past have included France, Italy and South Africa. But this year the team stayed in Michigan, exploring all the state has to offer.

From running up the Sleeping Bear Dunes, jet-skiing and swimming in Lake Michigan to riding bicycles and horse-drawn carriages on Mackinac Island, video clips and photographs of their trip could be mistaken for a Pure Michigan ad.

The team also volunteered during their travels, helping to restore areas of Idlewild, once considered the nation’s largest Black resort, and painting fences and sidewalks with local children in Flint.

Read: The story of Idlewild: ‘Black Eden of Michigan’

Scroll through the team’s Twitter feed below to see all the moments they shared, including coach Jim Harbaugh getting soaked in a dunk tank.

About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.