Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:13 PM
any good places of interest?
or just any heads up news you think i should know?
fill me in please
Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:27 PM
In Sault Ste Marie (on the border to Canada in the UP (upper pennisula) we have the "Soo Locks" they connect the great lakes.. nothing special, but so many people come here during the summer just to see a freighter (500 -1000ft long freight shipping boat) pass through the locks. Why I don't know.
Personally I like to go Lansing / East Lansing.. theres the Michigan State University a square 2x2 mile campus.. that extends even further than that really. As for places to eat.. umm. I mostly just go to the Olive Garden in Okemos (just past E. Lansing). nothing special. Just a big city, as for interesting things to do.. See the Capital I suppose.
Sorry not much help, but I only really travel in michigan to just go a place that has a mall and thats basically it and just to go somewhere really.
On a side note.. go to the Upper Pennisula if you feel like snow mobiling.. thats about it.
Posted 07 February 2008 - 08:25 AM
Outdoorsy, not much it's usually rainy/muddy so your limited to offroading (ATV, Dirtbike, 4X4's) or other activities where getting muddy wouldn't be a negative. Water's too cold for any kind of rec water activity other than fishing. Snows normally gone.
Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:15 PM
Traverse City -
East Lansing / Okemos
Grand Rapids is big,
Lansing is Big
Detroit is big
and thats really all I know, havent really explored michigan all that much.
As for weather in the UP.. snow is melted / or mostly melted, warm, sunny, too cold for water activities until like august.
Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:16 PM
A better question is why you are travelling north into colder weather when you can travel south to nicer weather?
Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:29 PM
"May god have mercy on my enemies, because i sure as hell won't"-general patton
Posted 08 February 2008 - 08:07 PM
Normally its muddy, and cold.
Go to Frankenmuth, its near Birch Run, so you can stop by the mall too.
Mackinac is nice, so is Traverse City.
You should go to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. thats an awesome place.
Ill think of some more places.
Id suggest Warren Dunes but Lots of sand...i dont know how fun that will be if its rainy and muddy.
If you were coming at the end of july id tell you to hit up my town, we have a bologna festival. >_<
I secretly like Teddy more than anyone.
Posted 08 February 2008 - 08:27 PM
yea we will be sleeping in the truck too for about 6 or 7 days seeing as how we are both 17
This post has been edited by night_raiders: 08 February 2008 - 08:28 PM
Posted 08 February 2008 - 08:31 PM
Posted 08 February 2008 - 08:39 PM
If you are looking for paintball on the weekends there are a few good fields as well. We have Hole In The Wall Paintball in Bangor, Victory Paintball in Benton Harbor, Total Control in Niles, Ball Busters in Plainwell, and a few others I can't think of at the moment.
Hopefully this helps out with planning your trip.