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Mitten Staycations

Planning a Michigan staycation? Here's what you can find without leaving the state.

Get up and moving

Adventure cycling in Michigan : selected on- and off-road rides

Gentle Hikes of upper Michigan by Tornabene, Ladona

Adventure guide to Michigan [electronic resource] by Kevin & Laurie Hillstrom

Michigan rivers less paddled : the rivers, the towns, the taverns by Doc Fletcher

Divers guide to Michigan by Steve Harrington ; foreword by Ken Vrana

The best bike rides in the Midwest : Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin by Phil Van Valkenberg

Northern Michigan's best cross country ski trails by Mike Terrell

The mountain biker's guide to the Great Lake states : Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan by Phil Van Valkenberg and Jack McHugh ; foreword, introduction, and afterword by Dennis Coello

Short bike rides in Michigan by Pamela Stovall

Snorkeling guide to Michigan inland lakes by Nancy S. Washburne

The angler's guide to twelve classic trout streams in Michigan by Gerth E. Hendrickson

Guide to sea kayaking on lakes Superior & Michigan : the best day trips and tours by Bill Newman, Sarah Ohmann, and Don Dimond

Natural wonders of Michigan [electronic resource] : exploring wild and scenic places by Tom Carney

Flyfisher's guide to Michigan by Jim Bedford

Trout streams of Michigan : a fly-angler's guide by Bob Linsenman and Steve Nevala ; foreword by Ernest Schwiebert

Fishing Michigan by Eric Sharp

Road biking. Michigan by Cari Noga

The complete guide to Michigan sand dunes by Jim DuFresne

Don't like to plan?

Don't worry. These guys have done it for you.

Backroads & byways of Michigan : drives, day trips & weekend excursions by Matt Forster

Moon handbooks Michigan by Laura Martone

Mobil travel guide. Northern Great Lakes 2007

Forbes travel guide Northern Great Lakes 2010

Michigan : off the beaten path by Jim DuFresne

Weird Michigan : your travel guide to Michigan's local legends and best kept secrets by Linda S. Godfrey ; Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran, executive editors — If you're weird and you know it. You know who you are.

We'll leave the light on for you

Lighthouses of northwest Michigan by Susan Roark Hoyt

A traveler's guide to 116 Michigan lighthouses by text, Laurie Penrose ; maps, Bill T. Penrose ; black and white photos, Ruth Penrose ; color photos, Bill J. Penrose

A traveler's guide to 100 eastern Great Lakes lighthouses by text, Laurie Penrose ; maps, Bill T. Penrose ; photos, Ruth and Bill J. Penrose

Legends of light : a Michigan lighthouse portfolio by photographs by Ed Wargin

Lake country by Kathleen Stocking — The travel guide as literature with thought-provoking essays that go deeper than a where-to-stay, what-to-eat guide.

You'll know it when you see it.

Michigan wildflowers [by] Helen V. Smith. Illus. by Ruth Powell Brede by Smith, Helen Vandervort, 1909-

Michigan wildflowers in color by Harry C. Lund, author and photographer

Wildflowers of Michigan field guide by Stan Tekiela

Birds of Michigan by Ted Black and Gregory Kennedy

National Geographic field guide to birds. Michigan by edited by Jonathan Alderfer

Michigan mammals by Rollin H. Baker

A Guide to rocks and minerals of Michigan by Richard Hawke ; sketches by Marilyn A. Hawke ; maps by R. Hawke

Rocks and minerals of Michigan by Oscar Floyd Poindexter

The birds of Washtenaw County, Michigan by Michael A. Kielb, John M. Swales, Richard A. Wolinski

Birds of Detroit by Chris C. Fisher, Allen T. Chartier

Michigan butterflies and skippers : a field guide and reference by Mogens C. Nielsen

Michigan turtles and lizards : a field guide and pocket reference by James H. Harding and J. Alan Holman ; photography and illustrations by James H. Harding, except where otherwise credited

You know you're in Michigan when-- : 101 quintessential places, people, events, customs, lingo, and eats of the Great Lakes state by Colleen Burcar — Get your Michigan on. Perfect for a rainy day.

Couch Surfing

Travel Michigan from the comfort of your couch with these videos.

Michigan [videodisc]

Mackinac Island [videodisc] by PostCard Videos, Inc

America's great road trips and scenic drives. Disc 5 [videodisc] : American road trips: Red Rock Rim, Northern New Mexico, Natchez Trace, Blue Ridge, Vermont, Michigan by the Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

Kid-friendly Michigan

Kids love Michigan : a family travel guide to exploring "kid-tested" places in Michigan-- year round! by George & Michele Zavatsky

Detroit kids catalog : a family guide for the 21st century by Ellyce Field

Fun with the family in Michigan : hundreds of ideas for day trips with the kids by William Semion

Kids love Michigan : a parent's guide to exploring fun places in Michigan with children-- year round! by George & Michele Zavatsky


Sat, 2010-06-26 17:33
This isn't directly related to this booklist, but to the Summer Reading category: Annie's Ghosts by Steve Luxemberg was a good nonfiction book that was set in Michigan. It is about a man who's mother dies, and shortly afterward he finds out he had an aunt who was involuntarily committed to the Eloise mental hospital. The story mostly focuses on how the author discovered more information about this hidden relative. Great for those who joy the mysteriousness of history and families.