Beach TownsBetween all of our lakes, Great and small, Michigan has plenty of beach opportunity; but among the prettiest are those along Lake Michigan on the western side of the state. From south to north along Lake Michigan, there are several beach-town communities:
A haven of history, fudge, bicycles and horse-drawn carriages, Mackinac Island is a unique destination. Cars are outlawed on its roads, which results in a time-of-old atmosphere. If you have trouble going back in time, take a stroll along the porch of The Grand Hotel, the hotel that served as the location in the movie Somewhere in Time. If the porch isn't enough of a stroll for you, there are plenty of parks, souvenir stores and restaurants to wander to or through.Photo Tour of Mackinac Island
A world unto itself, the Upper Peninsula (UP) is home to pasties and *up*ers. It is also home to wilderness and forests, boating, sand dunes and more.
David Sweet is your guide to Michigan campgrounds, including private campgrounds, State Parks and National Parks.
Unique Resorts and Destinations
- Double JJ Ranch Water Park & Golf Resort, a dude ranch with loads of family activities and entertainment outside of Muskegon
- Frankenmuth, a Bavarian-style village that is home to family-style chicken dinners, The World Expo of Beer, Zehnder's Snowfest and the Bavarian Belle Riverboat.
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