The month of July is an exciting time for Northern Michigan. It’s the perfect time for being outdoors, the water finally starts to warm up, and there are so many fun events to attend. Read below for a list of things to do in the area for the Month of July!

Boyne Thunder:
boyne thunder 2The Boyne Thunder Poker Run is a unique boating event based in Boyne City. Stroll through downtown to enjoy music and entertainment and see the high performance boats. On Saturday, watch them as they speed through Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan.

Live Music on the Streets
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Live music is a favorite summer activity in Northern Michigan. Stroll through downtown Harbor Springs on Thursday nights for Street Music, downtown Charlevoix onstreet musique Thursday nights for the summer concert series or Petoskey on Friday nights for Petoskey Rocks!

Sky Diving
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If you’re feeling adventurous, sky diving is the perfect adrenaline rush. With Sky Dive Harbor Springs, as you jump you will see a gorgeous view of the Mackinac Bridge, Beaver Island, Little Traverse Bay and more!

Hiking
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Take a hike on some of the best trails in Michigan! The Little Traverse Wheelway Trail is a scenic 26.2 mile trail for hiking or biking leading all the way from Petoskey to Charlevoix!
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Inland Waterways
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Boat, Jet Ski, kayak and canoe rentals are available for a day out on the Inland water ways. Spend the day on one of the four lakes or travel through the 45 mile long chain of lakes and rivers.

Sanctuary Island in Alanson
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Take a hand cranked ferry to Sanctuary Island in Alanson and enjoy beautiful views of Crooked RiverIMG_8868

Sunset
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Northern Michigan is known for its gorgeous sunset views. Almost every night during the summer the sky becomes painted with beautiful colors. Pack a picnic dinner and head over to any waterfront or beach and stay for the beautiful Michigan sunset, a crowd favorite!

Paddle Board in Harbor Springs
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Step out of your comfort zone and try paddle boarding. The protected harbor in Harbor Springs is DSC_0955 perfect for paddling! Paddle boards and kayaks are available to rent from The Outfitter in Downtown Harbor Springs.

Visit Sturgeon Bay Beach
If you are looking to get out of town for a relaxing day, Sturgeon bay beach is the perfect getaway. The three mile stretch of sandy beach and dunes is a local favorite with its gorgeous views and clear waters.

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The Venetian Festival in Charlevoix is a summertime favorite. Bring the entire family for a week full of exciting events July 16 – 23rd.


Walk the Docks with Ice cream
It is not a trip Up North without ice cream cones! Grab a cone from a local ice cream shop and take a relaxing stroll on the docks.

 

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