24 destinations that will make you fall in love with Michigan

There are hidden gems scattered across the Mitten State and all it takes is a little gas in the tank to discover 'em. Here are 24 truly unique Michigan destinations that you probably haven't heard of yet, but will definitely be on your radar now.

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Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville
The art park is 30 acres of sculpture filled land including 1.6 miles of hiking trails to explore manmade and natural beauty. (Photo via Instagram, @schuster671)
Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville
The art park is 30 acres of sculpture filled land including 1.6 miles of hiking trails to explore manmade and natural beauty. (Photo via Instagram, @schuster671)
Kitch-iti-kipi, Manistique
Previously named ‘Mirror of Heaven’ by the Native Americans, Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan’s largest spring that has a constant temperature of 45 degrees fahrenheit, so it never freezes and can be enjoyed during any season.(Photo via Instagram @stephanietyszkiewicz)
Kitch-iti-kipi, Manistique
Previously named ‘Mirror of Heaven’ by the Native Americans, Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan’s largest spring that has a constant temperature of 45 degrees fahrenheit, so it never freezes and can be enjoyed during any season.
(Photo via Instagram @stephanietyszkiewicz)
Mouth of the Two-Hearted River, Newberry
A campground sitting on Lake superior at the mouth of a river surrounded by sites that will split your heart in two. (Photo via Instagram, @kristifitts)
Mouth of the Two-Hearted River, Newberry
A campground sitting on Lake superior at the mouth of a river surrounded by sites that will split your heart in two.
(Photo via Instagram, @kristifitts)
Lac La Belle, Grant Township, Michigan
Lac La Belle doubles as a lake and a small community. With actual mountains surrounding the town, it’s a popular place to hike in the summer and snowboard in the winter, and no matter what, capture unparalleled views. (Photo via Instagram, @zachjordan_)
Lac La Belle, Grant Township, Michigan
Lac La Belle doubles as a lake and a small community. With actual mountains surrounding the town, it’s a popular place to hike in the summer and snowboard in the winter, and no matter what, capture unparalleled views.
(Photo via Instagram, @zachjordan_)
Dow Gardens, Midland
Gardens, a conservatory, history attractions, and pieces of artwork fill the Dow Gardens, making it a perfect place to spend the day and keep busy.(Photo via Instagram, @htr326)
Dow Gardens, Midland
Gardens, a conservatory, history attractions, and pieces of artwork fill the Dow Gardens, making it a perfect place to spend the day and keep busy.
(Photo via Instagram, @htr326)
Caberfae Peaks, Cadillac
Caberfae Peaks is a downhill ski area but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until winter to visit.(Photo via Instagram, @annmarie_1014_)
Caberfae Peaks, Cadillac
Caberfae Peaks is a downhill ski area but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until winter to visit.
(Photo via Instagram, @annmarie_1014_)
Isle Royale, Eagle Harbor Township
Isle Royale is the largest island in Lake Superior and the second largest island in the Great Lakes. There are hiking trails and great views, making it one of the most gratifying experiences of isolation and separation from everything going on back in The Mitten. (Photo via Instagram, @audreyroseoverbey)
Isle Royale, Eagle Harbor Township
Isle Royale is the largest island in Lake Superior and the second largest island in the Great Lakes. There are hiking trails and great views, making it one of the most gratifying experiences of isolation and separation from everything going on back in The Mitten.
(Photo via Instagram, @audreyroseoverbey)
Slayton Arboretum, Hillsdale
This spot, nestled next to Hillsdale College, features the most beautiful parts of Michigan’s outdoors. Complete with walking trails and a children’s garden, it’s the perfect place to spend a day outside.(Photo via Instagram, @isaparell)
Slayton Arboretum, Hillsdale
This spot, nestled next to Hillsdale College, features the most beautiful parts of Michigan’s outdoors. Complete with walking trails and a children’s garden, it’s the perfect place to spend a day outside.
(Photo via Instagram, @isaparell)
Grand Haven Pier, Grand Haven
No matter which season you visit, the Grand Haven pier offers sweeping views of nature in all its glory.(Photo via Instagram, @ecnonren)
Grand Haven Pier, Grand Haven
No matter which season you visit, the Grand Haven pier offers sweeping views of nature in all its glory.
(Photo via Instagram, @ecnonren)
Headlands International Dark Sky Park, Mackinaw City 
The stars are hard to see with all of our light pollution, but this dark sky park stretches 550 acres without a street lamp in sight, exposing the brightest stars and sending you into space.(Photo via Instagram, @chrstphjmyr)
Headlands International Dark Sky Park, Mackinaw City
The stars are hard to see with all of our light pollution, but this dark sky park stretches 550 acres without a street lamp in sight, exposing the brightest stars and sending you into space.
(Photo via Instagram, @chrstphjmyr)