Grand Mere State Park
Grand Mere State Park (no parking fee) is about 5.6 miles away. After parking, you’ll hike about 1.5 miles through some woods and over some dunes to get to a very secluded but narrow beach. Hot sand here, too. Pet-friendly.
This is hikers paradise, with great trails around woods, lakes and dunes. You can stay on flat valley trails, or climb the ridges for a great workout. Or just walk the beach and find beach glass. What I love about this Park is the isolation. Most people don't know about this gem. You can enter…
A magnificent wooded dune preserve about 20 minutes south in Stevensville. A favorite with hikers, trail runners and bird watchers.
Over 1 mile of Lake Michigan beach for sunbathing and swimming. Dogs on a leash are allowed within the beach and swimming area. 985 acres of beautiful undeveloped woods and magnificent sand dunes. Hiking trails. Picnic shelter. Metal detecting area. Open to hunting and fishing, has three…
“Big outdoor space. Fun beers that sometimes sound like a dare. Frequent food trucks outside.”
“Specializes in wild and fruited beers, IPAs, and Imperial Stouts. Excellent lagers. Frequent food trucks, expanding outside seating. Can be busy on the weekends.”
“Old-school American fine-ish dining. Stuff like Oysters Rockefeller, steaks and chops, and crab legs and local seafood is on the menu. They aren’t rewriting culinary history here, but everything is delicious, fresh, and cooked EXACTLY like you’d expect it to be in a classic upscale restaurant.”
“Northern Italian cuisine, attached to an excellent bakery (Bit of Swiss). Delicious, simple, and fresh. Get the zucchini blossoms in the summer!!”