Attractions To See in Lake Michigan

Places To Vist -Lake Michigan

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Lake Michigan is the home of many splendid things — we know it, because we live here. Beautiful scenery, majestic lakes, fabulous food, quirky locales and hidden gems just barely scratch the surface of what Lake Michigan has to offer.

We asked staff members of the Lake Press to share some of the best things to see and do in Michigan, based on our personal experiences. Here are 50 ideas you may want to add to your bucket list if you visit Lake, MI.

Think we missed something? Add your bucket list item here and be sure to explain why it’s great.

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For over 100 years, southwestern Michigan has been a weekend getaway haven. With its ample wide beaches and charming lakeside towns, the area of Michigan known as Harbor Country continues to lure weekend visitors. Since the late 1970's, it has also been a popular destination for wine travel fans.

Southwestern Michigan is only about 90 minutes by car from greater Chicago. Interstate 94 takes a gentle north by northeast turn near the Indiana-Michigan state line, tracing the route of historic U.S. 12. Back in the 1930's, this area established its link to Michigan tourism. The first town greeting you upon entering Michigan is friendly and walkable New Buffalo.

With its harbor and compact business district, New Buffalo has long attracted boaters and those seeking a weekend escape. Of the eight communities comprising Harbor Country, New Buffalo feels most like a true town and a defined destination. Waterfront development has been carefully planned and monitored, ensuring the charm of this community for generations to come.

Less than a half mile down the road is the fascinating and ever evolving Round Barn Winery and Distillery. As the name implies, part of the facility is housed in an Amish built round barn, which is frequently used for weddings and special events. Not only can you sample wine at Round Barn, but distilled spirits and microbrews as well.

The other four wineries in this area are also quite near one another, making Harbor Country perfect for an afternoon of leisurely wine travel and tasting. Free Run Cellars, Domaine Berrien, Lemon Creek, and Hickory Creek all offer finely crafted wines that will appeal to even the most discriminating wine lover.

The other four wineries in this area are also quite near one another, making Harbor Country perfect for an afternoon of leisurely wine travel and tasting. Free Run Cellars, Domaine Berrien, Lemon Creek, and Hickory Creek all offer finely crafted wines that will appeal to even the most discriminating wine lover.

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For over 100 years, southwestern Michigan has been a weekend getaway haven. With its ample wide beaches and charming lakeside towns, the area of Michigan known as Harbor Country continues to lure weekend visitors. Since the late 1970's, it has also been a popular destination for wine travel fans.

Southwestern Michigan is only about 90 minutes by car from greater Chicago. Interstate 94 takes a gentle north by northeast turn near the Indiana-Michigan state line, tracing the route of historic U.S. 12. Back in the 1930's, this area established its link to Michigan tourism. The first town greeting you upon entering Michigan is friendly and walkable New Buffalo.

With its harbor and compact business district, New Buffalo has long attracted boaters and those seeking a weekend escape. Of the eight communities comprising Harbor Country, New Buffalo feels most like a true town and a defined destination. Waterfront development has been carefully planned and monitored, ensuring the charm of this community for generations to come.

Less than a half mile down the road is the fascinating and ever evolving Round Barn Winery and Distillery. As the name implies, part of the facility is housed in an Amish built round barn, which is frequently used for weddings and special events. Not only can you sample wine at Round Barn, but distilled spirits and microbrews as well.

The other four wineries in this area are also quite near one another, making Harbor Country perfect for an afternoon of leisurely wine travel and tasting. Free Run Cellars, Domaine Berrien, Lemon Creek, and Hickory Creek all offer finely crafted wines that will appeal to even the most discriminating wine lover.

The other four wineries in this area are also quite near one another, making Harbor Country perfect for an afternoon of leisurely wine travel and tasting. Free Run Cellars, Domaine Berrien, Lemon Creek, and Hickory Creek all offer finely crafted wines that will appeal to even the most discriminating wine lover.

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Couples need quality time together. Michigan's romantic weekend getaway is the ideal place to rejuvenate with your busy romantic partners. Enjoy recreational activities like golfing, sailing, snow and water skiing and others, promoting the arts and culture of a community. Early spring to autumn is the best time to visit Michigan.

Here are some of the romantic settings that couples will surely love:

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is a great lively town that has interesting sidewalk cafes, eateries, shops and cultural opportunities. It is 40 miles away from Detriot. Ann Arbor is near some of the famous tourist spots:

o Michigan Theater
o University of Michigan
o Kensington Beach
o Planet Rock
o Cobblestone Farm Museum
o Gallup Park
o The Ark, etc.

Lake Michigan Shore

Get a scenic view of the lighthouse from this shore. Relax and unwind in the resorts. Enjoy the sunset at the beach.

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Some of the best weekend getaway day trips are:

o Big Bay Point Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast - The lighthouse provides romance along the deep waters of Lake Superior.

o Garland Resort - Michigan's most beautiful resort and golf course. Guests can do horseback riding and biking along its pristine forest trails.

o Grand Haven - Known for its Dutch Touch, having tulips along the streets during the spring time. It is surrounded by 14 county parks with access to Lake Michigan and towering dunes.

o Battle Creek - Located within Lower Michigan, presenting year round events and abundant natural resources.

o Frankenmuth / Birch Run - Popular perennial day trips for metro Detroiters offer great dining and shopping privileges.

Take time to bond with your loved one. Plan a romantic getaway and rekindle the fire in your relationship.


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