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Beaver Island Music Festival: 3 Melodious Days in the Middle of Lake Michigan

Music festivals are generally synonymous with a few things. Live music played at a high volume is a given, but other words and phrases and terms that might fit right in include: a weekend off the grid, lots of free spirits (or hippies, if you prefer), and perhaps a teensy bit of excessive alcohol consumption. The Beaver Island Music Festival has these things — but it also has a little something more.

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The Michigan Day Trip Tour, No. 1: Ottawa County's Kirk Park

There are plenty of beaches worth a visit along Lake Michigan, not the least of which would include those found in Grand Haven, but just south of there, tucked in between some absolutely gorgeous homes on Lakeshore Avenue, is a little spot called Kirk Park.

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A (Very Brief) Stop in Cincinnati, the Queen City

After working overnight and getting a scant two hours of sleep or so, I piled into my little Chevy Cruze with my brother and my son and we took off from West Michigan. Our route saw us through rural parts of Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio, as well as a KFC boasting a buffet, before we arrived in the Queen City, home of the Reds, the Bengals, and the Bearcats, not to mention the American Sign Museum and the Purple People Bridge.

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A Unique Music Festival, Smack Dab in the Middle of Lake Michigan

Located in between Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas, Beaver Island, the largest island in Lake Michigan, has hosted its increasingly-popular music festival since 2003. That was the year a few people got together and said, “We want to bring some musical talent to our neck of the woods.” And so they did — literally.

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10 Hours in Grand Haven, Coast Guard City USA, As Told in 10 Photos

When it comes to Michigan's east and west coasts, there's really no contest in my estimation: the west coast, the one that hugs Lake Michigan for miles and miles, is the better coast, hands down. And of all the places you could visit along the west coast, you could do much, much worse than Grand Haven.

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