Enter an enchanting world where time has stopped and cars are banned. Mackinac Island lies between Lakes Michigan and Huron, and once you're there, the only transport options are horse and carriage, bicycle or shanks' pony. There's a charming town with splendid Victorian houses and an old-fashioned Main Street, an 18th century fort and trails through the State Park all around.
Motor vehicles aren't the only attraction at the vast Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn. Besides an immense car collection, there's a huge assortment of other things to see: light-bulb inventor Thomas Edison's laboratory; aeroplane pioneers the Wright Brothers' workshop, and the largest steam locomotive ever built for starters.
Hit The Beach
There are lots of places you can kick back on a beach on Michigan holidays - especially along the west shore of Lake Michigan. Here the sand is white and powder soft from Mackinaw City in the north to the Warren Dunes in the south, while the swimming will leave your eyes sting-free since this is fresh water!
Isle Royal National Park
If you want to get away from it all, this is the place to do it. These craggy islands in the icy waters of Lake Superior can only be reached by boat or seaplane - and cars aren't permitted. Forests, lakes, gurgling streams and superb wildlife including moose, beavers, wolves and over 200 bird species are the star attractions...while hiking, boat trips and sea kayaking makes for the best way to see it all.
Tunnel of Trees
One of the most scenic drives you'll ever take travels north from Harbor Springs, where the mixed forest of broadleaf and pine trees engulfs the road like a tunnel. It's especially spectacular during autumn, when the foliage is ablaze with colour.