1. Climb up the Sleeping Bear Dunes and then run down directly into Lake Michigan.
Other things to do: In the winter, it's perfect for sledding. Chill at the beach or on the many lakes in the area.
2. Bike around the length of Mackinac Island; it's completely automobile free!
Other things to do: Grab some locally made Mackinac Island Fudge, stay at the Grand Hotel, or ride a horse and buggy through downtown.
3. Stroll through the many public art installations across Detroit.
4. Go feather bowling at Cadieux Cafe. This prohibition-era speakeasy is one of the only places to offer the nearly extinct Belgium sport.
Other things to do: Dive into a bowl of mussels and listen to some live music.
5. Celebrate Christmas in July at Bronner's, the world's biggest Christmas store. It's open year long.
Other things to do: Shop at Birch Run, the nearby outlet mall.
6. Take a pilgrimage to Buddy's on Conant, the original home of Detroit-style square pizza.
7. Head up north and eat your weight in cherries at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City.
Other things to do: Enjoy the beautiful lake views on the boardwalk and beaches, grab a boat and go fishing, or buy a bunch of cherry jam to take home with you.
8. Throw on your favorite pair of leiderhosen and pick up some cheese, fudge, and Zehnder's chicken from Frankenmuth, the kitschy Bavarian wonderland.
9. Go see Hell freeze over.
10. Take a food tour through Dearborn, which is basically the capital of Arab America.
11. Head down to Hamtramck to celebrate Fat Tuesday by its Michigan name: Paczki Day.
12. Grab yourself a Boston Cooler, made from local Michigan Vernors ginger ale and blended vanilla ice cream.
13. Explore Ernest Hemingway's rustic Michigan near Petoskey.
14. Dive into the treasured legacy of American music at Hitsville, USA, where the Motown movement was first headquartered.
15. Traipse through Belle Isle, situated between Canada and Detroit. It's bigger than Central Park and designed by the same person.
Things to do: Explore the lush, gorgeous Belle Isle Conservatory, visit the century-old Belle Isle Aquarium, or just enjoy the views of downtown Detroit and wave high to the Canadians.