Ticks are most common in grassy areas. Stick to the forest, and avoid open fields, and you'll be OK.
The U.P. is a hotbed for ticks, they're less of a problem in the NLP. Still, I've been finding more and more around where I live (an hour from Petoskey) as the years go by.
Don't forget long pants, tall socks, and preferably hiking boots you can tuck the pants into to deny ticks access. If the grasses are really tall, then long sleeves are a good idea too. Double-check when you get in that none have hitched a ride on your pants.