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Lake Michigan

Destination Hotels
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Destination Hotels: Check Out These Unusual Amenities

May we interest you in a concierge robot?

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Have You Heard About Chicago’s Lake Parties?

A bacchanalia-on-boats bash takes place every weekend in downtown Chicago.

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Lake Michigan’s Best Road Trip: Tunnel of Trees

M-119, a twisty two-laner that winds west of posh Harbor Springs on Little Traverse Bay, is made for convertibles and motorcycles.

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Top Lake Michigan Getaways: Frankfort Beach

Lighthouses, piers, and your friendly neighborhood fishermen fuel the misty, maritime aura of Frankfort.

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Sand Castles: House Rentals on Lake Michigan

In Michigan, house rentals trump hotels. Here’s a sampling of the options.

Sleepy Hollow Resort
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Top Lake Michigan Getaways: North Beach

With sprinkles of colors and kitsch, this South Haven lakefront has a little Jersey Shore flavor.

Red Dock Bar
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Top Lake Michigan Getaways: Oval Beach

Just outside the easygoing towns of Saugatuck and Douglas, Oval’s tranquil shore never ends.

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Top Lake Michigan Getaways: Stearns Park Beach

Located in a vibrant working-harbor town, Ludington’s city beach gives off a cool, West Coast vibe.

Photo courtesy Bay Harbor Inn
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Top Lake Michigan Getaways: Bay Harbor

Bless you, Bay Harbor, for catering to our high expectations.

Busy Petosky
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Top Lake Michigan Getaways: Petoskey State Park

Comb the coast, one artsy harbor town at a time.

Torch Lake
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Top Lake Michigan Getaways: Torch Lake

You usually need a passport to reach waters this pretty.

New Holland Brewing
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Lake Michigan’s Beermuda Triangle

You can check off a few places from your beer-bucket list in a single day.

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Don’t Fudge It Up: Lake Michigan 101

Life shore can be a beach sometimes, so be prepared before your Lake Michigan getaway.

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Traveler: Traverse City's Cherry Festival

Studded with charming eateries, roadside farm stands, lovely orchards, and postcard-perfect wineries, Traverse City packs a big foodie punch.

Patoka Lake
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Go Now: Five Great Indiana Lakes

Be advised, though: Properties right on the water don’t come on the market very often. You might need to make a few trips. Try to suffer through it.