Bordering four out of the five Great Lakes, the state of Michigan has much to offer the outdoorsman or adventurous traveler. It is a hot spot for recreational boating because of its long freshwater coastlines and over 60,000 inland lakes and ponds. The state is ripe with attractions and incredible cities to visit. Mackinac Bridge separates the Upper and Lower Peninsula and is an attraction in itself being the fifth longest suspension bridge in the world. The view of the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Island are breathtaking. Below are some places you should visit while traveling through Michigan.
12. Old Town Lansing
Old Town is located at the northern end of Lansing and overlooks the Grand River and a winding bike trail. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the North Lansing Historic Commercial District and is the oldest of the three original villages of present day Lansing. The neighborhood consists of beautiful Victorian buildings housing galleries, eateries, boutiques, creative businesses, specialty shops, nightclubs and more. There are many festivals, gallery walks and farmer’s markets hosted here throughout the year so there is always something new to experience. The area has a small town feel with its incomparable customer service and all the little extra you may or may not expect. Old Lansing is like entering a world of its own with a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, elegant boutiques and happening nightclubs. You’ll want to take lots of pictures there too with the amazing artwork and murals.