Hiking in Michigan maybe the best way to enjoy this beautiful state!

Michigan is such an amazing state to visit and will no doubt take your breath away when hiking in Michigan. I love visiting Michigan because you can get so much out of this great state!

Hiking in Michigan is a wonderful way to take in the beautiful scenery that we often don’t appreciate.

Taking the time to get back to nature is a wonderful way to see everything Michigan has to offer.

Your hike through Michigan will guide you through the beautiful flowers in bloom, the amazing terrain of green lush areas and gorgeous views of the great lakes.

I know that when I travel I want to feel safe and trust where I am exploring with my family. I love to explore the State and National Parks within the state we are visiting because they are usually safe and well maintained for visitors.

Here is a list of some of the most popular state parks in Michigan to visit!

The Lower Peninsula:


  • Algonac in Marine City
  • Bald Mountain in Lake Orion
  • Brighton in Howell
  • Dodge #4 in Waterford
  • Highland in White Lake
  • Holly in Holly
  • Island Lake in Brighton
  • Metamora-Hadley in Metamora
  • Maybury in Northville
  • Ortonville in Ortonville
  • Pinckney in Pinckney
  • Pontiac Lake in Waterford
  • Seven Lakes in Holly
  • Sleepy Hollow in Langsburg
  • Sterling in Monroe
  • Waterloo in Chelsea


  • Fort Custer in Augusta
  • Hoffmaster in Muskegon
  • Holland in Holland
  • Ionia in Ionia
  • Muskegon in North Muskegon
  • Newaygo in Newaygo
  • Saugatuck Dunes in Saugatuck
  • Van Buren in South Haven
  • Warren Dunes in Sawyer
  • Yankee Springs in Middleville


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  • Bay City in Bay City
  • Burt Lake in Indian River
  • Cheboygen in Cheboygan
  • Clear Lake in Altanta
  • Harrisville in Harrisville
  • Hartwick Pines in Grayling
  • Hoeft in Rogers City
  • North Higgins Lake in Roscommon
  • Onaway in Onaway
  • Ostego Lake in Gaylord
  • Port Crescent on Port Austin
  • Rifle River in Lupton
  • Sleeper in Caseville
  • South Higgins Lake in Roscommon
  • Tawas Point in East Tawas


  • Fisherman’s Island in Charlevoix
  • Interlochen in Interlochen
  • Ludington in Ludington
  • Mears in Pentwater
  • Mitchell in Cadillac
  • Orchard Beach in Manistee
  • Petoskey in Petoskey
  • Silver Lake in Mears
  • Traverse City in Traverse City
  • Young in Boyne City Road
  • Wilderness in Carp Lake

The Upper Peninsula:
  • Baraga in Barage
  • Bewabic in Crystal Falls
  • Craig Lake in Michigamme
  • Fort Wilkins in Copper Harbor
  • Indian Lake in Manistique
  • Lake Gorebic in Marenisco
  • Mackinac Island on Mackinac Island
  • McLain in Hancock
  • Muskallonge Lake in Newberry
  • Porcupine Mtns. Wilderness in Ontonagon
  • Straits in St. Ignace
  • Tahquamenon Falls in Paradise
  • Twin Lakes in Toivola
  • Van Riper in Champion
  • Wagner Falls in Munising
  • Wells in Cedar River

Here is the list of National Parks with hiking trails in Michigan that you may consider on your next hiking trip!

  • Grand Island National Recreation Area
  • Isle Royale National Park
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Michigan is such a beautiful place and enjoying what this state has to offer in the nature and landscape may just be the best way to enjoy this great state!

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