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Featured Destination - Harbor Springs
For an idyllic vacation that has a New England-feel without the crowds, try venturing to Northern Michigan and the picturesque city of Harbor Springs. With its small town atmosphere and ideal location on the shores of Lake Michigan, you can capture the restful vacation you have been dreaming about. So pack up the family and get ready for the beauty and ambiance that causes visitors of Northern Michigan to come back year after year.

Upon arrival in Harbor Springs, one of the first things you may notice is the historic Little Traverse Lighthouse on the Harbor Point peninsula. This lighthouse reminds one of the striking lighthouses of New England, minus the crowds and the gusting winds. As you take in the breathtaking views from the Harbor, take a stroll along the city pier for a pleasant afternoon under the warm summer sun.

Water activities are plentiful in this region since the lake is clearly the centerpiece of the splendor that drives families here in the summer. You can simply take a walk along the cool beach, dipping your toes in the water occasionally, or, if you prefer a little more excitement, get out on the water for a day of thrills and fun. The expanse that is Lake Michigan can be quite shocking at first, however once you get beyond the fact that it is much larger than you initially expected, you are ready to feel the wind in your face. Renting a motorboat or sailboat is the best way to really experience this sparkling blue lake, so venture outward for an exhilarating day.

For such a small area, downtown Harbor Springs is surprisingly bustling in the summer. There are four blocks of shops, with a large number of upscale boutiques, a couple of small town coffeehouses, numerous art galleries, and a few of the always popular fudge shops. Northern Michigan fudge shops are a staple of the area as every visitor makes a trip to their favorite one at least twice during their stay....read more about Harbor Springs


Featured Destination - Alpena

If this is the first time you have heard of a small town in Michigan called Alpena, you are not alone. It sits on the shore of Lake Huron's Thunder Bay and is home to a little less than 12,000 residents. Its size does not take away from its appeal as a vacation destination. The town's motto is "A Warm And Friendly Port" and even in fall it is not hard to see that Alpena lives up to its creed.

Fall in Alpena, Michigan can take your breath away in more ways than one and may make you think twice about small towns. Though an Alpena vacation getaway may not be at the top of your to-do list, you may be surprised with what this small Michigan town has to offer.....read more about Alpena


Nub's Nob

When winter travels take you to Michigan, make a point of visiting Nub's Nob Ski Resort. Considered by many to have the best snow in the Midwest, Nub's Nob has earned the distinction of being a family-friendly mountain resort. Many generations of parents have taken their kids to learn to ski at Nub's Nob.

The layout of the mountain is fairly simple with an elevation of 1,338 feet and a vertical drop of 427 feet. There are 43 trails with eight chair lifts. Boasting one of the top skiing and snowboarding schools in the country, both private and group lessons are available......read more about Nub's Nob