high season: June to August, lateNovember to March
shoulder season: April to May, September to mid--November
Weather InformationThe summer months are warm and temperate, with a few scattered showers. Winter temperatures settle in the 30s, with heavy snowfall and reduced sunlight.
Crowd InformationThroughout the year, the state hosts thousands of local, regional, and statewide festivals and events. A few that attract large crowds are the Annual Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island in June, the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City in July, and America's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit in November.
Closure InformationThe ferry service to Mackinac Island only runs from spring to early fall.
When to SaveAvoid the added expenses of summer lodging by booking in advance or visiting in the shoulder season.
When to BookBook far in advance for summer vacations, as lodging tends to sell out quickly during this season.
Information provided by Travel Michigan