Empire, Michigan 
Empire sits at the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore--a national park with 35 miles of Lake Michigan coastline, 400-foot dunes, hiking trails, scenic overlooks and some of the best beaches in the state. The low-key bike paths and self-guided road trips make this area easy to navigate.

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Empire, Michigan - Empire sits at the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. I loved visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes!

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Hike through the dunes and...ahhh! Lake Michigan! This view makes me so happy every single time!

A hike through the woods at Saugatuck State Park brings you to the beautiful Lake Michigan

During our honeymoon my husband and I visited the lighthouses on the Michigan shore and then travelled up and around to the east side of the state to see light houses on Lake Huron.

Consider a lighthouse tour - a nice idea for a honeymoon. Visit the lighthouses on the Michigan shore then travel up and around to the east side of the state to see light houses on Lake Huron.

Torch Lake Michigan

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Torch Lake, near Torch Lake Township, Alden, Milton Township 13 Hidden Gems In Michigan You Need To Check Out

Torch Lake, Michigan. Ranked by National Geographic as the 3rd most beautiful lake in the world.

Torch Lake, Michigan Ranked by National Geographic as the most beautiful lake in the world. There was this one time at Band camp and we took a hike to torch lake for the bond fire.

Lake Michigan at sunset... Looks like the ocean.  No sharks, no jelly fish, your boat can sink and you can drink the water.  ;)

Lake Michigan at sunset. Many streams, creeks, lakes and rivers empty into Lake Michigan, many very quietly like this.

With more than 140 miles of soft sand, almost every beach is the right beach along Michigan’s southwest shore. But in the towns like St. Joseph, Holland, South Haven, Grand Haven and Ludington, travelers find distinct flavors catering to a variety of tastes. Check out our guide for what to do, where to eat and where to sleep along the Lake Michigan shore.

Explore Michigan's Southwest Shore

With more than 140 miles of soft sand, almost every beach is the right beach along Michigan’s southwest shore. But in the towns like St. Joseph, Holland, South Haven, Grand Haven and Ludington, travelers find distinct flavors catering to a variety of tastes. Check out our guide for what to do, where to eat and where to sleep along the Lake Michigan shore.

The powerful crash and churn of Lake Michigan waves against the lighthouse at St. Joseph, Michigan.

The powerful crash and churn of Lake Michigan waves against the lighthouse at St Joseph, Michigan, USA

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