Fun Things to Do in Southeast Michigan
When it comes to finding fun things to do in the Great Lakes State, southeast Michigan is the perfect choice. A true mix of urban revival and country living, most areas in southeast Michigan are both historic and enjoyable to see. Southeast Michigan covers northern Detroit
and surrounding areas all the way down to Lenawee County, just above the Ohio line. Here there is something for those who like hustle and bustle and those who enjoy a more slowed down pace.
The Irish Hills are located in the cities of Brooklyn and Devils Lake in southeast Michigan. This area is loaded with family friendly things to do. Just off of US Highway 12, the Irish Hills area is stocked full of campgrounds such as the Juniper Hills and the Irish Hills Campground resort. Both offer RV and full amenities including a pool and fishing pond. Travel down the road on US 12 to explore the Prehistoric Forrest and Mystery Hill---a great little amusement area for kids that includes a gravity defied area and walk-through dinosaur park. Hidden Lake Gardens are also in nearby Tipton, where guests can enjoy over 200 acres of plants, rare flower collections and guided tours.
Irish Hills Resort Campground
Cement City, MI 49233
Phone: (517 592-6751)
Juniper Hills Campground
13500 US Hwy 12
Brooklyn, Michigan 49230
Phone: (517 592-6803)
Fax: (517 592-4123)
7611 Us Highway 12, Irish Hills - Onsted, MI
Hidden Lake Gardens
6214 Monroe Road (M50)
Tipton, Michigan 49287
Phone: (517 431-2060)
Fax: (517 431-9148)
This park is a hidden gem in southeast Michigan; it would take all day to engage in all of the activities this state park has to offer. Located in Milford, Michigan near the city of Brighton, this park is perfect for a family getaway or for an action packed day of hiking and bicycling. Some other activities include; birding, boating, disc golf, a farm learning center, fishing, hiking and picnicking. Seasonal items including camping, golf, skiing, sledding and tobogganing. There is a nice public beach and hourly paddle boat, pontoon and fishing boat rentals. The park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
2240 W. Buno Road, Milford, MI 48380-4410
Phone: (248 685-1561)
Michigan International Speedway
The Michigan International Speedway or MIS is located in Brooklyn, Michigan. MIS hosts up to six major NASCAR events per year---including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. MIS also has a camping area where guests can camp for the weekend and enjoy the excitement of one of the Nation's most prestigious race tracks. During the MIS off-season---various charity events and car shows take up the tracks when the race cars are elsewhere.
Michigan International Speedway
12626 U.S. Highway 12
Brooklyn, MI 49230-9068
Phone: (517 592-6666)
Fax: (517 592-3848)
The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village is located in Dearborn, Michigan. This is a great place to learn about the history of the Automobile and what life was like back at the turn of the century. Step back in time with both interactive and informative events such as the IMAX Theater, daily village events and a tour of the Ford Rouge Factory. Village and museum tickets are around $15 per person and slightly cheaper for children----depending on their age----making it an affordable family day trip in southeast Michigan.
The Henry Ford Museum
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
Phone: (800 835-5237)
The Detroit Zoo is situated on over 125 acres---right in the heart of Detroit. This zoo is distinct with special feature exhibits such as the Arctic Ring of Life, Garden Australian Outback Adventure, Holden Museum of Living Reptiles, Great Apes of Harambee, National Amphibian Conservation Center, The Penguinarium and a Butterfly Garden. There is also a café on premises or coolers can be brought in for a picnic lunch. With prices starting at $11 for adults and $7 for kids, this is an affordable and fun thing to do in Southeast Michigan.
8450 W 10 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: (248 398-0900)
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