Michigan Natural Park Wonders

National and State Wonders Found in the Wolverine State:

Michigan, known for being divided into the Lower Pennisula (shaped like a mitten) and Upper Pennisula (the U.P.), is the state with the most Great Lakes shorelines (including miles of Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, and Lake Superior shores).

Let us be your guide to discovering these natural wonders. Follow the links below to obtain more information, insider tips, and pictures, as well as ideas for where to stay when visiting.

Michigan Welcome Sign National Parks:

  • Isle Royale National Park

    National Lakeshores:
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore [Official Site]
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore [Official Site]

    National Marine Sanctuaries:
  • Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary [Official Site]

    National Scenic Trails:
  • North Country National Scenic Trail [Official Site]

    National Recreation Trails:
  • Agonikak Snowmobile Trail
  • Bay de Noc -- Grand Island
  • Caberfae Way Snowmobile Trail
  • Jordan River Pathway
  • Mackinac Island Trail System
  • Munising Cross Country Ski Trail
  • Musketawa Trail
  • Paint Creek Trail
  • Rapid River Cross-Country Trail
  • Isle Royale National Park


    National Recreation Areas:
  • Grand Island National Recreation Area. Location: Upper Peninsula, Michigan, and administered by the Forest Service as part of the Hiawatha National Forest (also known as "the Great Lakes National Forest"). [Official Site]

    National Forests:
  • Hiawatha National Forest. Location: Escanaba, Michigan. [Official Site]
  • Huron-Manistee National Forests. Location: Cadillac, Michigan. [Official Site]
  • Ottawa National Forest. Location: Ironwood, Michigan. [Official Site]

    National Wildlife Refuges:
  • Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
  • Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Huron National Wildlife Refuge
  • Kirtlands Warbler Wildlife Management Area
  • Michigan Wetland Management District
  • Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge
  • Seney National Wildlife Refuge
  • Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore National Wilderness Areas:
  • Beaver Basin Wilderness
  • Big Island Lake Wilderness
  • Delirium Wilderness
  • Horseshoe Bay Wilderness
  • Huron Islands Wilderness
  • Isle Royale Wilderness
  • Mackinac Wilderness
  • McCormick Wilderness
  • Michigan Islands Wilderness
  • Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness
  • Rock River Canyon Wilderness
  • Round Island Wilderness
  • Seney Wilderness
  • Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness
  • Sylvania Wilderness

    National Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Copper Country Trail
  • River Road Scenic Byway

    Michigan State Parks, Campgrounds, Recreational Areas: Fort Custer State Recreation Area
  • Albert E. Sleeper State Park
  • Algonac State Park
  • Aloha State Park
  • Bald Mountain Recreation Area
  • Baraga State Park
  • Bay City State Recreation Area
  • Bewabic State Park
  • Brighton Recreation Area
  • Brimley State Park
  • Burt Lake State Park
  • Cambridge State Historic Park
  • Charles Mears State Park
  • Cheboygan State Park
  • Clear Lake State Park
  • Craig Lake State Park
  • Dodge #4 State Park
  • Duck Lake State Park
  • F. J. McLain State Park
  • Fayette State Historic Park
  • Fishermen's Island State Park
  • Fort Custer Recreation Area
  • Fort Wilkins State Historic Park
  • Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
  • Grand Haven State Park
  • Grand Mere State Park
  • Harrisville State Park
  • Hartwick Pines State Park
  • Hayes State Park
  • Highland Recreation Area
  • Hoeft State Park
  • Holland State Park
  • Holly Recreation Area
  • Indian Lake State Park
  • Interlochen State Park
  • Ionia Recreation Area
  • Island Lake Recreation Area
  • J. W. Wells State Park
  • Lake Gogebic State Park
  • Lake Hudson Recreation Area
  • Lakeport State Park
  • Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park
  • Leelanau State Park
  • Ludington State Park
  • Maybury State Park
  • McLain State Park
  • Mears State Park
  • Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area
  • Muskallonge Lake State Park
  • Muskegon State Park
  • Negwegon State Park
  • Newaygo State Park
  • North Higgins Lake State Park
  • Tahquamenon Falls State Park
  • Onaway State Park
  • Orchard Beach State Park
  • Ortonville Recreation Area
  • Otsego Lake State Park
  • P. H. Hoeft State Park
  • P. J. Hoffmaster State Park
  • Palms Book State Park
  • Petoskey State Park
  • Pinckney Recreation Area
  • Pontiac Lake Recreation Area
  • Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
  • Port Crescent State Park
  • Proud Lake Recreation Area
  • Rifle River Recreation Area
  • Sanilac Petroglyphs State Historic Site
  • Saugatuck Dunes State Park
  • Seven Lakes State Park
  • Silver Lake State Park
  • Sleeper State Park
  • Sleepy Hollow State Park
  • South Higgins Lake State Park
  • Sterling State Park
  • Straits State Park
  • Tahquamenon Falls State Park
  • Tawas Point State Park
  • Thompson's Harbor State Park
  • Traverse City State Park
  • Twin Lakes State Park
  • Van Buren State Park
  • Van Riper State Park
  • Van Ripper State Park
  • W. C. Wetzel State Park
  • W. J. Hayes State Park
  • Wagner Falls State Park
  • Warren Dunes State Park
  • Warren Woods State Park
  • Waterloo Recreation Area
  • Wells State Park
  • Wilderness State Park
  • William Mitchell State Park
  • Wilson State Park
  • Yankee Springs Recreation Area
  • Young State Park

    State Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Black River Scenic Byway
  • Monroe Street (M125)
  • Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway


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