10 Free Things to Do in Michigan this Summer

Summer is around the corner and Michigan has so many great summer activities and events, it can be hard to decide what to do. Here are 10 absolutely free, fun things to do in Michigan this summer:

  1. Soak up the sun at the beach!
    Michigan isn’t called the Great Lake State for no reason. This summer take a trip to any one of our gorgeous lakes and spend the day lounging on the beach.

  2. Visit the GRAM
    Get your culture fix at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, which is free to the public on Tuesdays.

  3. Go on a Walking Tour of Detroit
    The Detroit Experience Factory offers free public tours of the city, every week, all year long.

  4. Head Up North to see the beautiful Pictured Rocks
    It’s no secret that Michigan has some of the most beautiful nature parks and lake shores around. This summer, camp along the shores of Lake Superior or take a hike along the cliffs of Pictured Rocks.

  5. See a show at the Interlochen Center for the Arts
    The Interlochen Center for the Arts near Traverse City has free art and music events year-round.

  6. Take a lighthouse tour
    Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state in America! Onlyinyourstate.com has crafted an excellent road trip that will take you to some of the most historic Michigan lighthouses.

  7. Go on a Fairy Hunt in downtown Ann Arbor
    Let your inner child run free on a magical hunt for “fairy doors” in Ann Arbor. Bring some trinkets to leave at the doors for good luck!  

  8. Spend a Day at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge
    This wildlife refuge is perfect for nature lovers. Go hiking, skiing, birdwatching, and more in this natural wonder!

  9. Tour our State Capitol Building
    Located in Lansing, this building is absolutely breathtaking. You can take a free tour of the public areas of the building.

  10. Stop by the Kalamazoo Valley Museum
    Marvel at the planetarium, explore the collection of historic artifacts, and much more, all without spending a dime!