May Activities from the West Michigan Tourist Association


Many events have been canceled, venues shuttered and shows postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit at home bored!

The West Michigan Tourist Association has put together a few different opportunities to check out this month! Include some outdoor activities that families can do, free cookbooks to try out new recipes and more.

Outdoors & History with the DNR

With Michigan’s school-age kids home for the rest of the school year, the DNR is providing some fun and educational activities focused on the outdoors and history.

They’ve put together an extensive list of links and materials to give families plenty to do.

Resources include DNR nature videos, virtual field trips, indoor and outdoor nature exploration activities, lessons and reading materials for various grade levels, free apps, and much more.

Find more information here.

Upper Penninsula Landmarks

Explore landmarks and attractions in and around Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula from home with their 360°online tours.

The videos will work on your smartphone or computer, and let you control the point-of-view to explore at your own pace.

They have fourteen videos to check out, including virtual visits to a Soo Locks Boat Tour, the Tower of History, Tahquamenon Falls, Point Iroquois Light Station, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and more.

Find more information here.

Free Cookbook

If you’re using this time to brush up on your kitchen skills, we’ve rounded up recipes from some of your favorite West Michigan locations for you to make at home!

In this free cookbook, you’ll find recipes for main courses, side dishes, sweets, and beverages.

Download the free West Michigan cookbook from, and pick out a dish to try!

Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles

If you’ve become a puzzle pro recently, check out the library of free online jigsaw puzzles on the West Michigan Tourist Association’s website.

You’ll find lots of puzzles featuring beautiful West Michigan views. You can choose the number of pieces in your puzzle to make it easier or more challenging.

We’re adding puzzles weekly, so check back for new scenes to build!

Find more information here.

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