We love this national park and are a little embarrassed to say we didn't know how awesome it was until we stumbled across it in 2016 on our way to Yellowstone. We actually liked this park MORE than Yellowstone, and can't wait to go back! The Tetons are INCREDIBLE!
We first came here in 2016 on our way to see my uncle in Bend. He suggested it to us and I can't believe I'd never heard of it. It's absolutely one of the most beautiful places in Oregon and a must-see as you're driving through!
I downloaded the family tree app years ago and LOVE IT. Coming here was a super fun interactive experience to get to discover your relatives and where you’ve come from. I would absolutely come here if you get the chance and are interested in your ancestry.
I first came here as a kid and LOVED IT! It's this beautiful spot in Lake Huron set back in time. Your only form of transportation is by horse and buggy, bicycle or on foot. Trails and woods cover most of the island, which makes it a great place for a hike.
It is also the location of Fort Mackinac, founded in 1780. It's a British-built on the island's bluffs high above the Straits of Mackinac.
You'll definitely need a full day to explore the island and feel satisfied if not more. If you want to bike the interior of the island, go kayaking, visit museums and the fort or anything else, you'll need three days!
Ferry Cost (round trip):
Child 5-12 $17
4 and under FREE
This is a GORGEOUS natural spring in the upper peninsula of Michigan. It has clear turquoise water and a pulley-raft ride across its 200-ft. length. It's a fun, educational quick stop and absolutely beautiful.