It’s August, which means summer is coming to a close. However, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy weekends and make the most of the last weeks of your vacation. What better way to do that than to go exploring in Northern Michigan?
Known for its beautiful scenery and quaint little towns, Northern Michigan is, quite possibly, one of the most beautiful sections of Michigan. Check out our top list of places to visit before you head back to school!
Indian River, 25 miles south of Mackinaw City and 30 miles north of Gaylord, is named for the river that runs through it to connect Burt Lake and Mullet Lake. Far enough away from the city, Indian River offers a quiet place to relax, fish, boat, swim, hike, tube, and enjoy a bonfire at night. You’ll also love the clear view of the stars, something you can’t get close to in the city.
Located in West Michigan, 15 miles south of Ludington, Pentwater will make you nostalgic for small-town America. Pentwater has great shopping, restaurants, and ice cream shops, as well as beach volleyball courts and campgrounds.
Four miles from Petoskey sits Bay Harbor. The town may seem “touristy” but it offers excellent food, entertainment, and amazing views. Situated on the water, it’s well named as it serves as a harbor for many yachts and boats. Curved around Little Traverse Bay, this tucked-away treasure is worth the visit.
Located on beautiful Lake Huron, near the Saginaw Bay on Michigan’s thumb, Caseville is known for its Cheeseburger Festival. Home to one of the state’s most popular beaches, your trip to Caseville is along M-25, and will provide you with a scenic drive.
Although located in Michigan, the city of Frankenmuth is a replica of Bavarian Germany. Frankenmuth provides its visitors with a culturally unique experience where they can discover festivals, eclectic shopping, and indoor water parks. Known as “Little Bavaria,” Frankenmuth is sure to impress.