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Love to bike, walk, kayak or just keep moving on your vacation? We do, too! See our ideas for active travel in cities and towns throughout the Midwest, including restaurants and hotels that active travelers will enjoy.

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Stunning views of Lake Michigan reward adventure-seekers in Traverse City during an active Midwest weekend getaway.
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Fly high on the Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour or try another adventure in the Shawnee National Forest region.
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A charming small town and a walkable downtown make Auburn, Indiana, a great hub for a golfing weekend.
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Lakes and a famous market encourage outdoor fun—such as learning to paddleboard—in Wisconsin’s capital city.
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With skiing, water recreation, golf, hiking and biking, the little resort town of Galena offers big outdoor fun during your active Midwest weekend getaway.
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The Ozarks make a stunning backdrop for biking, hiking, water sports and outdoor recreation during your active Midwest weekend getaway in Branson.
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We get it: People who love to spend their days biking, hiking and kayaking might not think of Detroit as the ultimate place for a Midwest weekend getaway. But our list shows why this embattled city...
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Whether you’re on foot, bike, skates, skis, kayak or zip line, a Midwest weekend getaway to the Dubuque area has lots of fun ways to move.
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Jog across a pedestrian bridge, float down the Elkhorn River, hike or bike along trails—the Omaha area offers plenty of recreational choices for active travelers.
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With Lake Michigan as a backdrop, it’s no surprise that a Midwest weekend getaway to Milwaukee revolves around the scenic lakefront, whether on the water or along the shore.

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