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--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.

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

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

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Pentwater - Ride bike on Boardwalk - Gull Landing restaurant - Ride dune buggy on Silver Lake Sand Dunes

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Charlevoix, Michigan is a Northern Michigan lakeside village surrounded by 3 lakes; Lake Michigan, Round Lake (downtown) and Lake Charlevoix.

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Charlevoix, Michigan is a Northern Michigan lakeside village surrounded by 3 lakes; Lake Michigan, Round Lake (downtown) and Lake Charlevoix.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan by shaynahpeterson

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan by shaynahpeterson

Lake Michigan shore near Leland, MI.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

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Sun, sand and sparkling water attract families to Lake Michigan’s southwest shore towns between New Buffalo and Benton Harbor. Affordable weekend getaways await.  http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/michigan/two-day-getaway-on-lake-michigans-shore/

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Sun, sand and sparkling water attract families to Lake Michigan’s southwest shore towns between New Buffalo and Benton Harbor. Affordable weekend getaways await. http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/michigan/two-day-getaway-on-lake-michigans-shore/

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