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Backyard Excursions is a “close to home” travel guide. It provides a rich variety of destinations and attractions in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois and Ontario, Canada.

Here you will discover great ideas for family activities, romantic getaways, accommodations, entertainment, shopping, tours, museums, sports, recreation activities and more, all in “your own BACKYARD.”

 


We don’t focus on the “standard” vacation ideas and activities – instead we highlight lesser-known destinations, those wonderful and unexpected “hidden treasurers” that can make your next vacation a true adventure.

Whether it’s close-to-home travel you’re looking for, romantic get away ideas, weekend travel ideas, family fun ideas, short trips, a wonderful vacation spot or a spur-of-the-moment road trip – Backyard Excursions is your #1 source for ‘Close to Home’ Travel Ideas!

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Backyard Excursions is a travel idea resource guide providing a rich variety of destinations and attractions in the Great Lake states including Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and Illinois. Discover great vacation ideas including family activities, romantic getaways, accommodations, entertainment, shopping, tours, museums, sports, recreation activities and more, all in “your own BACKYARD.” Visit locations in Michigan like Frankenmuth, Mackinaw, Traverse City, Bay City, Midland and Ludington. Take a road trip to Shipshewana, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Greenfield or Antique Alley, Indiana. Explore Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Youngstown and Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Take an excursion to Chicago, Springfield, Peoria or Rock Island, Illinois. Plan a weekend in Green Bay, Black River Falls, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Dells or Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
   
 
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