Here are some of the best places to go hiking in Michigan
Michigan is filled with lots of natural beauty which gives you the opportunity to hike and experience it all. Here are some of the best places to go hiking in the state:Stretching 1,250 miles by foot, Michigans Iron Belle Trail is one of the longest designated state trail in the U.S. when its completed. The 1,800-acre Negwegon State Park sits along the Lake Huron shore and offers natural beauty on your hike. The TART trails are known for your ability to over look and see the views of parts of Lake Michigan and Silver Lake. These are just to name a few, you can find a full list of places to hike around the state here.
Here are some of the best places to kayak in Michigan
Across the state of Michigan we have many freshwater places to enjoy kayaking. Here are some of the best places to go kayaking in the state:The pretty blue water and rainbow-colored cliffs might is what you can find at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Makinac Island is one of the best places to kayak due to the stunning sunsets and sunrises. You can explore the natural rock formations, wildlife, and lighthouses of Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City, St. Ignace, Round Island, and Bois Blanc Island. Surrounding Lake Bellaire, the Grass River, Torch Lake, and more, the Chain O Lakes in Antrim County gives you lots of options.
VIDEO: Kayakers escape injury as cliff collapses at Pictured Rocks
MUNISING, Mich. - Kayakers on a tour of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in northern Michigan narrowly escaped injury when a large section of cliff collapsed near them into Lake Superior. WLUC-TV reports the kayakers were in an area where sandstone cliffs stand up to about 200 feet (61 meters) above the water. Van Ouellette-Ballas of Northern Waters Adventures, one of the guides, says smaller rocks had fallen near the group Monday before the massive section fell. He says they thought we were at a safe distance and were paddling away when the large collapse missed them by about 50 feet (15 meters). MLive.com reports nature photographers Jon Smithers and Craig Blacklock were on a boat and Smithers turned a drone toward the sounds of the collapse in time to record video of it.
Camping will require a reservation at popular Pictured Rocks
MUNISING, Mich. - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is switching to a reservation system for camping, a change that reflects the park's growing popularity in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. People who want to camp, starting July 11, will need a reservation by going to www.reservation.gov or calling (877) 444-6777. The reservation system opens Thursday. But Susan Reece of Pictured Rocks says they've been filling up by 10 a.m. in July and August, leaving visitors "scrambling and anxious" when there's no room. She says a reservation system will help visitors plan their trip.