Visit a Michigan park this holiday weekend

Michigan’s best parks

With Labor Day weekend coming up, a lot of people are looking for a fun way to get outside. Parks are an affordable venue for outdoor fun, whether you want to get out and exercise or just kick back with a picnic. Here are our top three picks for the best parks in Michigan.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Encompassing over 50,000 acres, this park’s centerpiece is the waterfalls of the Tahquamenon River, which includes one of the largest waterfalls this side of the Mississippi River, 50 feet down and over 200 feet across. Impressive!

Ludington State Park

This park on the shore of Lake Michigan doesn’t just have great swimming and boating opportunities, it also offers an unparalleled view of the sunset. What a romantic way to spend a summer evening!

Petoskey State Park

With vibrant fall color in the nearby woods, Petoskey State Park is another gorgeous choice for lakefront recreation. The park is also near the towns of Harbor Springs and Petoskey, which both offer fun shopping and dining options.

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