Paradise is a small community in the Whitefish Township. This small settlement is used as a base for entry into Tahquamenon Falls State Park — a great place to hike, hunt, and simply get away from modern life. Vacationers looking for active staycations in Michigan will love this community.
Located in Grand Traverse County, Traverse City is a quaint, picturesque settlement that is home to the increasingly popular National Cherry Festival. But most of the thousands of visitors that arrive in Traverse City every year do so for the outdoor activities on offer. The rural areas surrounding the city are home to hiking trails, fishing opportunities, freshwater beaches, and downhill ski slopes.
Boyne City is a small settlement in Charlevoix County. The quiet nature of Boyne makes it the perfect base from which to explore Lake Michigan and the surrounding areas. While the city offers all the trappings of modern life, it’s still as pretty as it was 75 years ago.
During the summer, Bay Harbour is a little slice of paradise in Michigan. Located on the shoreline between Charlevoix and Petoskey, this charming yet exclusive development boasts white-sand beaches, jaw-dropping beachfront properties, and multi-million dollar marinas. The area comes to life during the summer months when sailing and watersports attract visitors in their tens of thousands.
New Buffalo is a small city on the shoreline of Lake Michigan — by the mouth of the Galien River. This is a friendly area in which every local seems to know all of their neighbors. The quaint streets are lined with independent cafes, stores, and businesses. The town is also a great place to find a bed and breakfast during an activity-based vacation by Lake Michigan.
Located on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, Grand Haven has a reputation for having some of the most beautiful freshwater beaches in the world. Restaurants and shops line the town’s boardwalk, which takes visitors from the harbor to the 19th-century Grand Haven Lighthouse. This is the perfect place for vacationers who want to relax while maintaining access to the trappings of modern life.