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The Ultimate Summer Bucket List

Michigan summers really are the best – not that we are biased or anything. For a summer of fun in the sun – hosting a backyard barbecue, relaxing on the porch or road tripping to one of Michigan’s best destinations - take a look at our ultimate summer bucket list for a memorable season with friends and family:

  1. Craft. Create a seasonal wreath to hang over your front door.

  2. Buy new porch furniture – swing, rocking chairs, wicker chairs, etc. - to enjoy the summer outside.

  3. Sip on a refreshing summer-themed drink.

  4. Make a DIY backyard Connect Four board.

  5. Break out the grill.

  6. Drink lemonade or tea on your porch.

  7. Host a backyard barbecue, potluck picnic or cookout with family and friends.

  8. Hang string lights over your porch.

  9. Read a book and lounge on your hammock for an afternoon of peaceful relaxation.

  10. Spend a sunny afternoon at the lake, swimming hole, pool, river, etc.

  11. Go antiquing.

  12. Decorate your home for the Fourth of July by hanging patriotic pleated fans on your porch.

  13. Up your backyard ambiance by adding some lanterns.

  14. Make homemade ice cream or popsicles.

  15. Make something with fresh peaches – grilled peaches, peach cobbler, etc.

  16. Hang a rope swing to entertain the kids.

  17. Sleep with the windows open.

  18. Take a canoe or kayak ride.

  19. Get outside and play a game: croquet, bocce ball, corn hole, lawn darts, etc.

  20. Take a hike or bike ride.

  21. Clean out your home and host a yard sale.

  22. Take a road trip. Here is a list of the best destinations around Michigan.

  23. Visit a farmers’ market.

  24. Bake a cherry or apple pie for Fourth of July.

  25. Go camping or glamping.

  26. Go berry picking.

  27. Take me out to the ball game.

  28. Make s’mores around a bonfire.

  29. Head out for a weekend trip to the beach.

  30. Plan a staycation at Gull Lake.

Summer wouldn’t be summer without these activities. Pick and choose the options that appeal to you or complete the entire list. No matter what you decide to do, this list will ensure you have a summer you’ll never forget!

Do you have any questions about Gull Lake? Contact us today. We are always available to help others.

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