Spring Outdoor Fun
Trillium in the spring. If you don't know what image that brings to mind then you must visit Northern Michigan in the spring. Trillium are wild, protected flowers that literally cover the forest floor with their delicate orchid-like blossoms. Stunning is the only way to describe it. Acres and acres of Northern Michigan are abloom with trillium during May and the sight is so incredible that drivers often pull their cars to the side of the road to take in the beauty.
Spring is a glorious season in Northern Michigan and when the trillium begin to pop up in the woods, it is official: spring is here. There is so much to do in Northern Michigan in the spring. While the water of Lake Michigan is still chilly, the waters of the inland lakes warm quicker and make perfect destinations for kayaking, fishing, sailing, and boating.
Once the snow is gone, cyclists can't wait to dust off the bike and take to the many trails or Little Traverse Wheelway which runs between Charlevoix and Petoskey. Hike the many wooded trails in Northern Michigan such as the North Country Trail.
As soon as the golf courses begin to "green up," golfers can't wait to try their clubs out after a long winter. Early season golfing in the North Country is delightful and the number of golf courses here gives you a new one to try daily.
And don't forget morels! These delectable mushrooms appear like magic in the woods of Northern Michigan and morel hunters fight for bragging rights as to who brings home the biggest haul. The morels are so special in Northern Michigan that Boyne City even hosts a Morel Festival.
For those lucky enough to be a "local" and here through the winter months, it is when the trillium begin to pop up in the woods that gives the signal that spring has arrived. The Northern Michigan woods covered with the gorgeous flower is a sight to behold and one that says spring is here and summer is on its way.
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For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in Northern Michigan:
Harbor Springs, Michigan -- Harbor Springs is the place to try new things! Rent a bike or a kayak, go snow tubing, attend a concert or an art fair, or play a round of golf with friends.
Petoskey -- There's so much to do in Petoskey from the Bear River Valley Recreation Area, to Petoskey State Park, to biking, golfing, hiking, and more.
Charlevoix, Michigan -- Visiting Charlevoix in Northern Michigan is a fun-filled vacation with great beaches, boating, skiing, fishing and year 'round family fun.
Things to Do in Boyne City, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like Boyne City in Northern Michigan with camping, boating, skiing, year 'round outdoor activities, and of course, the morel mushroom!
Lots of Activities in Mackinaw City, Michigan -- Explore Mackinaw City in Northern Michigan for history, the International Dark Sky Park, and outdoor activities.
Mackinac Island -- Take a step back in time and find lots of things to do when you visit Mackinac Island by horseback or bike--no cars allowed!
Northern Michigan Activities & Things to Do -- Northern Michigan offers many fun things to do for the entire family whatever the season, whatever the reason!