Springtime in Michigan is finally here. After a long winter, the flowers are in bloom, the days are warm and the nights are cool.
As many of you plan your summer getaways, I encourage you to look at the numerous outdoor recreational opportunities our great state has to offer.
Whether you are discovering Michigan’s natural beauty at one of our state parks or on one of our gorgeous beaches, you can connect with your family, have fun and support the local economy all at the same time.
Michigan’s backyard offers world-class fishing, boating and camping. And by enjoying the state’s outdoors, you help support Michigan’s tourism industry and the thousands of small business job providers and families who depend on it.
To help you with your vacation plans, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has valuable, user-friendly information online at: www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails.
The site includes a map of state campgrounds and parks and links to resources like campsite amenities and an online reservation page.
Pure Michigan also offers excellent information on campgrounds at: www.michigan.org/places-to-stay/campgrounds.
In Michigan, we are truly blessed with a wealth of natural wonders. I hope you join me enjoying our great outdoors this summer.