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Top 5 Michigan Small Towns to Visit This Summer

May 30 2017

Who doesn't love that friendly small town feeling?

Luckily, in the great state of Michigan, we have a lot of quaint small towns that are well worth the visit. Whether you love to hike and bike, or you want to splash around in the lake, Michigan's small town scene is sure to have something to offer you. We've put this list of five amazing small towns together for you to glance through. We sense a long weekend in your future!

1. Frankenmuth, Michigan

This goes without saying. Frankenmuth is one of the most fun small towns you can visit - in Michigan or anywhere else. From Bronner's Christmas Wonderland to their world famous fried chicken, Frankenmuth is the place to be. 

2. Hillsdale, Michigan

Home of Hillsdale College, this cute little university town is bustling with cozy coffee shops and unique bars and restaurants. The old, stately Victorian homes lining the streets make for an interesting tour of the town, as well. 

3. Leland, Michigan

Leland, or "Fishtown," is an amazing place to visit. It's located near Traverse City, but provides the comfortable small town atmosphere you don't want to miss. Whether you're taking a boat out to North or South Manitou Island, or you just want to visit the Village Cheese Shanty (known for their amazing sandwiches, Leland can't be beat.

4. Petoskey, Michigan

Petoskey State Park is a great spot to take in some of Michigan's natural beauty this summer. And if you're not really an outdoorsy type of person? Petoskey, though still a quaint small town, offers tons of things to do. You can visit the Mackinac Trail Winery, the Odawa Casino, or take a walk through the town's Historic Gaslight District. Make sure to hunt for some unique Petoskey Stones

5. Cadillac, Michigan

Cadillac is one of Michigan's best family vacation spots. It provides all of the lake fun you could possibly want, plus a few museums and historical societies to tour if the weather's not great. Check out their website to see if any festivals or fun, family-friendly events are going on during your visit! 

What's your favorite Michigan small town? Let us know in the comments!

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