Lake Michigan

Five Favorite Places for Kids on the Sunset Coast, Michigan

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 12, 2017 /
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Kids and water go together - it's a natural fit. And what better place to play, than along Michigan's Sunset Coast?

Top 10 Beach Towns on Michigan's Sunset Coast

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / May 26, 2017 /
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You're in the right place - Michigan's Sunset Coast (aptly named, for the gorgeous sunsets!). The beaches on Lake Michigan are clean, sandy, and very swimmable. There are excellent restaurants, extraordinary artists, great music, and plenty of outdoor activities. It's my favorite place, in the whole world.

How to Survive a Winter Beach

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Most people, outside the west coast, seem to think beaches are only for summer. If it’s not sunny and 80 what’s the point of the beach? No one wants to go to the beach in anticipation of freezing their butt off.

 

Van Buren State Park

by Brianna Krueger / Sep 17, 2016 /
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Pure Michigan ads, campaigned by fellow Michigander and actor Tim Allen, don't cover all the greatness that Michigan has to offer.

Visiting Lake Michigan lighthouses in the winter

by Dominique-Midwest Guest / Jan 23, 2014 /

There isn't much that I like more than visiting lighthouses during the summer. The sun, the sand, and sunny skies lend themselves to long lazy days walking along the beach, sun bathing, boating, and building sand castles.

We're lucky here in Michigan, where more than 110 lighthouses dot the coasts of the Great Lakes that surround our state's Lower and Upper Peninsulas, and I'm especially fortunate to have visited many of these historic beauties over the years.