With more than 140 miles of soft sand, almost every beach is the right beach along Michigan’s southwest shore. But in the towns like St. Joseph, Holland, South Haven, Grand Haven and Ludington, travelers find distinct flavors catering to a variety of tastes. Check out our guide for what to do, where to eat and where to sleep along the Lake Michigan shore.
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Empire, Michigan Empire sits at the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore--a national park with 35 miles of Lake Michigan coastline, 400-foot dunes, hiking trails, scenic overlooks and some of the best beaches in the state. The low-key bike paths and self-guided road trips make this area easy to navigate.
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Torch Lake Michigan
Michigan has one of world's few 'dark sky parks' for stargazers
During our honeymoon my husband and I visited the lighthouses on the Michigan shore and then travelled up and around to the east side of the state to see light houses on Lake Huron.
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Torch Lake, Michigan. Ranked by National Geographic as the 3rd most beautiful lake in the world.
Hike through the dunes and...ahhh! Lake Michigan! This view makes me so happy every single time!
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan by shaynahpeterson