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More than 10,000 voters from across the state weighed in on 101 things they love about Northern Michigan. Their votes determined 303 Red Hot Best winners and 700+ honorable mentions. Here you’ll find the best adventure tours in Northern Michigan. Grab your gear and get ready for epic fun!

First Place: Platte River Canoe Trip, Riverside Canoes

By raft, paddle board, kayak, tube or yes, canoe, this slo-mo tour through the spectacular Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a vacation-maker.

Second Place: Grand Traverse Commons Tunnel Tour
Journey through the underworkings of the former Traverse City State Hospital. Take a peek inside the tunnels!

Third Place: Day Trip to South Manitou Island, Manitou Island Transit
Explore the island’s highlights! Want to stay the night? Here’s more info on the family-friendly island vacation.

FINALISTS FOR Best Adventure Excursions

Northern Michigan Vacation Ideas

Photo(s) by Kaitlyn Pettinato