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4 Fun Outdoor Activities in Michigan for Everyone

The Detroit area has felt like Seattle recently due to the HUGE amount of rain we have been receiving, but the Harry’s staff firmly believes that we will get some sunny summer days soon! When those sunny days arrive, spending time indoors is absolutely unacceptable. Here is a list of some great outdoor activities that everyone will enjoy!

Golfing in Michigan1. Golfing

Golfing is a great activity for couples and for families ( if everyone is involved is interested ) and Michigan has been consistently ranked as one of the best places in the country to go golfing by numerous golfing magazines. Michigan has over 800 public golf courses all at varying levels of difficulty so there will be a spot for every skill level. The Pure Michigan website has an extensive list of golf courses and you can search by city or region making it easy to find a course near your home or vacation spot.

2. Fishing

I have talked a lot about hiking and camping in previous posts, but you can’t Fishing in Michiganlive in or visit Michigan without enjoying some of the fabulous fishing spots Michigan has to offer. Aside from the Great Lakes, Michigan has 11,000 inland lakes with hundreds or rivers, streams, and creaks. You can catch fish like salmon, trout, perch, and bass. Wherever you are in Michigan, you aren’t far from a spot to fish. You will need to get a fishing license to fish in Michigan, but it is fairly inexpensive. This is an activity that the whole family can easily enjoy and you can have a picnic while you’re at it.

3. Wineries

Michigan-Wine-TrailsIf you are looking for a trip or excursion just for you and your significant other or maybe you are planning a girls trip, visiting   a winery ( or 2 ) would make for a really fun trip. The best way to do it would be plan a trip around a wine trail. You can visit the Pure Michigan Wine Trail list to get some ideas. on where to go. Wine Trails are a great idea for a number of reasons. One, there are a number of wineries in the same general location making it super easy to visit more then one. Two, since these trails are located outside of the Greater Detroit area, you experience some awesome views of the wilderness and the lakes. Three, the area around the wine trails feature great restaurants, amazing shopping, and lovely places to stay. I highly recommend this option if you are looking for a relaxing getaway.

4. Diving and Snorkeling

Going diving or snorkeling is a great choice for all you water lovers out there looking for something a bit more adventurous than just going to the beach. The bottom of the Great Lakes is scattered with wreckage from lost ships, its like stepping back in time. A great spot to snorkel is at the North Point Wreckage in Alpena. Snorkeling is a lot easier than diving so it may be a better choice for families. Diving and snorkeling provides a fun, unique experience that can be a historical learning experience for the whole family.

Whether your looking for an adventure or a more relaxing experience, we urge you to get outside because this nice weather won’t last long. From hiking to camping to going to the beach, Harry’s has the gear you need to make your trip enjoyable. Get out and enjoy your summer!

Survive Summer with Our Favorite First Aid Essentials

Today is the first day of summer and camping, hiking, and playing sports are all great things to do when warm weather hits. The most important thing to remember when spending time outdoors whether on your own or with your children is to bring along some first aid essentials so you’ll always be prepared no matter what comes your way!

Snake Bite Kit

The first thing you’ll want to carry is The Pocket First Aid Field Guide that’s small and compact so you can easily carry it in your backpack and has basic instructions on how to treat minor injuries and even more serious injuries.

A super common ailment when being outdoors are bug bites, never be itchy again with this Tender After Bite Xtra Insect Treatment that relieves itching from bites and even itching from poison oak or poison ivy!

No one wants to ever think about creepy crawly snakes when they’re camping, but having a snake bite kit is one of those things that you might not want to do without, this Snake Bite Kit givesyou everything you need to effectively remove snake venom after being bitten.

First Aid Survival Kit

If you want something small to throw in your purse or backpack, the Small Olive Drab Military First Aid Kit is perfect for you and totally affordable at only $7.99!  This kit includes sterile pads, bandages, and aspirin as well as some other first aid essentials.

If you’re looking for something more extensive, the Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate First Aid Survival Kit  is more of an investment at $53.99 but includes everything you could ever need to survive in a hostile environment. Some of the items found in this kit include a multi-tool, mini flashlight, handsaw, blanket, waterproof matches, fire-starter, and more!

Check out our entire first aid section at Harry’s and take a look at all of our awesome first aid products to take on your next camping adventure!

 

 

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