Map of Region

Welcome to the Regions of Michigan's Great Outdoors

Discover the best of Michigan all in one nearby destination! Located in Central West Michigan, just a few hours from Detroit, Chicago, and other points south,Michigan's Great Outdoors is more than a region - it's a way of life. Comprised of Lake, Manistee, Mason, Newaygo and Oceana and Wexford counties, Michigan's Great Outdoors offers endless vacation opportunities year round. From swimming on sandy beaches, exploring lighthouses, and boating on the grandeur of Lake Michigan to kayaking on pristine rivers and quiet lakes...from enjoying thousands of acres of parks to experiencing world-class fishing and golf... from bustling towns to quaint villages, Michigan's Great Outdoors is pure Michigan.

Lake County

Known For

World Class Fishing

Hiking & Camping

Lake/Stream Watersports


World Record Hunting

Mason County

Known For

SS Badger - Car Ferry

Lake Michigan Beaches

Ludington State Park

Historic Downtown

Lake MI. Watersports

Oceana County

Known For

Lake Michigan Dunes

Lake Michigan Beaches

Coastal Communities

River Paddlesports


Manistee County

Known For

Lake Michigan Beaches

Salmon Fishing

Manistee Nat'l Forest

Historic Downtown

Cross Country Skiing

Newaygo County

Known For

River Fishing

Camping & Hiking


Biking Trail Network


Wexford County

Known For

National Forest

Four great rivers

Three Lakes

300 Miles of Trails

Foodies, Festivals, Fun