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Legs Inn, Cross Village, Michigan

Tunnel of Trees, Good Hart, Michigan

Petoskey, Michigan. American Spoon, Ward and Eis, the Pier, the Bob-in, Lake Michigan, and the amazing Roast and Toast.

Petoskey, Michigan: Located in the northern, lower peninsula. Beautiful waterfront town.

Petoskey, Michigan: Located in the northern, lower peninsula. Beautiful waterfront town.

Who needs the Caribbean? The United States boasts some of the most stunning getaway destinations in any ocean (or lake!). BY ERIK TORKELLS: Mackinac Island, Michigan. For this genteel throwback, you might want to pull out the Bass Weejuns—Mackinac is a bit like The Official Preppy Handbook come to life. Days are spent playing tennis and croquet, flying kites on the beaches of Lake Huron, and nibbling fudge—Murdick’s ( features 18 flavors, including cranberry and butter pecan. Enjoy afternoon tea at the majestic Grand Hotel (, setting for the 1980 Christopher Reeve film Somewhere in Time. Where To Stay: A thrifty alternative to the $650-a-night Grand Hotel, the Bay View (housed in an 1891 Victorian) lives up to its name with a waterfront veranda. (From $155; Getting There: Mackinaw City, where you can grab a ferry to the island, lies around 100 miles north of Traverse City.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan's UP. So breathtakingly beautiful that you may be surprised you are in Michigan. Not that my home state is not beautiful, because it is. Pictured Rocks is just a whole other level of awesome. AWESOME hikes too!

K-Mart Longtime five-and-dime mogul Sebastian S. Kresge opened his first larger store in Garden City, Michigan, in 1962. The store was named K-Mart after him. (Kresge had earned the right to have a store named for him; he opened up his new venture at the tender age of 94.)

The most beautiful place in America- maybe one of the most beautiful places on earth. When you're 400 feet up from Lake Michigan, you're 400 feet closer to God...

Petosky! For a girl who grew up oin Michigan (uh, me), this is the perfect taste of home away from home.

awesomely cute snow boots... especially if we end up living in michigan or minnesota next year.

Lake in the Clouds, Michigan. Because you drive up, and up, and up and up to see it.

Tahquamenon Falls, in the UP of Michigan

looks familiar. i loved growing up on lake michigan.

Rustic Summer Rehearsal Dinner | Snippet & Ink

up north, sleeping bear dunes, michigan

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore - Michigan UP

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore - Michigan UP