The beautiful Great Lakes State of Michigan consists of two large peninsulas. The Upper Peninsula has Lake Superior to its northern border. The mitten-shaped Lower Peninsula is bordered by Lake Michigan to the west and Lake Huron to the east. Michigan’s location, tucked between four of the Great Lakes, makes it an exceptional place for finding outdoor activities, particularly those involving water.
Michigan boasts miles of coastline and an abundance of pristine waterways with excellent fishing, kayaking and canoeing. The lake and snow of Michigan make it a great place for winter sports such as skiing, dog-sledding, ice climbing and flat tire biking. Numerous state and national parks in Michigan offer exceptional hiking, camping, horseback riding and golf.
Some sites of interest for Christian groups include:
The Gospel Barn– This entertainment venue in Hillsdale, Michigan hosts a wide variety of gospel music acts and Christian concerts.
National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods– Beautifully situated in Indian River, Michigan, this shrine offers tours, special services and a nun doll museum.
Old Rugged Cross Historical Museum– This lovely museum in Reed City, Michigan is located near the home of the author of the famous hymn of the same name, Rev. George Bennard. The museum has display depicting the history of the area as well as personal items of Rev. Bennard and city archives.
The state of Michigan offers untold adventures and makes a wonderful location for adult retreats and youth camps. With beautiful parks, plentiful waterways and coasts and rich forests, Michigan hosts a wide variety of one-of-a-kind experiences. There are unlimited possibilities for fun and exploration in this unique state.
The best retreat venues and camps in Michigan are:
Faholo Christian Conference Center
A Detroit region conference center, features year-round recreation and accommodations for up to 500 overnight guests. Our retreat packages include everything your group needs to have a successful ministry event: choice of motel or dorm style lodging, a private meeting space with complimentary A/V equipment, buffet dining and recreation. Add some excitement to your event with our team building and adventure recreation programs! www.faholo.org
Lost Valley Retreat Center
A Mackinaw area retreat center, features recreation and accommodations for up to 250 overnight guests. Our retreat packages include everything your group needs to have a successful ministry event: choice of motel or dorm style lodging, a private meeting space with complimentary A/V equipment, buffet dining and recreation. Add some excitement to your event with our adventure recreation! www.lostvalleyretreat.org
Grace Adventures is a Christian Camp and Retreat Center in West Michigan able to serve over 300 guests year-round. Located next to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Grace Adventures features a beautiful location, modern facilities, and exceptional programming for all types of groups. Our retreat packages offer overnight lodging, buffet-style dining, meeting room access, and many great activities to enjoy with your group to make a memorable and impactful experience. Let us help make your next retreat a success! www.graceadventures.org