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Best Time To Visit

Best Time To Visit

Michigan is at its most spectacular in the fall, when the temperatures start to drop and the trees begin to change color. If you're timing your trip for the fall foliage, keep in mind that the show in begins the southern part of the state in September but several weeks earlier in the Upper Peninsula. Summer is another lovely time for a pet friendly trip to Michigan--especially if you like the water. With daytime highs in the low 80s, the weather is ideal for enjoying the state's many beaches and watersports. Naturally though, hotel bargains are scarce in summer and fall. Deals on lodging are better in the winter and spring, but Michigan winters are challenging, and spring is wet and slushy. 


Things Not To Miss

Board the ferry for Mackinac Island, where automobiles aren't allowed, but you and your pet won't have any trouble getting around! Main Street is just steps from the ferry docks, horse-drawn carriages rides are available for people and pets, and bikes with pet trailers can be rented -- putting all of Mackinac's most popular attractions in easy reach.

Nelis' Dutch Village in Holland recreates a Dutch village on a day 100 years ago when a festival came to town. Enjoy Dutch dancing, wooden shoe carving, shopping, photo ops, rides for the kids, and plenty to eat and drink.

Romp on dog friendly Dunes Beach at North Point Nature Preserve, then enjoy the marina, fudge shops, coffee shops, restaurants, galleries, and beautiful homes in Charlevoix.

Take a walking tour of Corktown, Detroit's oldest ethnic area, and stroll down the Belt, a public access alley open to street artists, muralists, and more.

Admire the dunes and play on the beach at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Hike the trails and admire the waterfalls at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Don't miss the park’s brewpub, with pet friendly outdoor seating, located near the park entrance.