Teach your kids to be true Michiganders and have fun this summer with these ‘Pure Michigan’ activities.


Swim in a Great Lake

Cool down in a Great Lake – it’s a summer must in Michigan.


There’s no shortage of lakes in Michigan. Take out your boat, rent a kayak or paddle boat at a state park and enjoy an afternoon outside.


Christmas in July

Take a trip to Frankenmuth and get into the holiday spirit at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. Not up for a road trip? The Big Bright Light show is coming to Rochester a ‘little‘ early this year.


Cool Down With Ice Cream

Cool down on a hot day with a Michigan staple – Superman ice cream! Or take a sip of a Boston Cooler (named for the Boston-Edison neighborhood in Detroit, not the Massachusetts city) and put a scoop of vanilla in a glass of Vernors.


Take A Selfie with Canada

Head down to the Detroit Riverfront and take a selfie with our neighbors to the south (okay Google play Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin on Spotify).


Dance In The Street With Motown 

Put on a Motown playlist during a backyard bonfire or plan a visit to Hitsville USA.


Family Taste Test

Pick up your favorite metro Detroit coney and compare it to a Yooper pasty and see which is your Pure Michigan favorite.


Take a Trip To Mackinac 

Fudge, bikes, horses, and a big bridge. Mackinac Island is a family travel destination all Michiganders must experience.


Explore History at The Henry Ford

Beat the heat inside at the Henry Ford Museum or stroll through time at Greenfield Village.


U-Pick Your Favorite Fruits

Head to the farm and pick cherries, blueberries, and apples for healthy snacks or a yummy pie. Here are u-pick orchards in metro Detroit.


Root For The Home Team

No one does sports like Detroit. Baseball is BACK in July. Put on your Tigers jersey, turn on the radio (or tv) and listen to the game while you toss a ball outside.


Photo credit: Scoops Ice Cream