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Old Posted Oct 16, 2018, 12:06 AM
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up in michigan

up in michigan



*** late august in the mitt -- dunes, lakes, vacationland, hemingway country, etc. -- enjoy! ***








ann arbor (pop. 121,477)

















frankenmuth (pop. 5,131)























lake leelanau narrows (pop. 253)







































traverse city (pop. 15,479)











































































































peterson park



























leland (township pop. 2,033)



















































































petoskey (pop. 5,749)

















































































horton bay (pop. 512)

























charlevoix (pop. 2,514)



















glen haven (the last resident, carolyn bumgardner, was evicted through eminent domain in nov 2007 after a long battle to keep her property)



























































empire bluff trail (empire pop. 325)

































sleeping bear dunes (1,280,932 visitors in 2010)























suttons bay (pop. 620)
































lighthouse point / grand traverse lighthouse





























northport (pop. 525)




























*** i hope you enjoyed a late summer look around up in the mitt of michigan ***
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2018, 12:27 AM
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very scenic

I just noticed the Ciccone vineyard, lol nice.
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Wow, what a trip. Thanks for the tour.
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very scenic

I just noticed the Ciccone vineyard, lol nice.

papa don't preach!

haha yes indeed, that is madonna's dad's winery.
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Wow, very cool and a pleasant surprise! Thank you for sharing these!
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Thank you for this extensive idyllic journey!
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frankenmuth (pop. 5,131)

I was browsing on my phone and was 100% sure that this was a Dick Cheney ornament...
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I was browsing on my phone and was 100% sure that this was a Dick Cheney ornament...
i was hoping a michigander would catch this thread

thats what i thought when i saw it!


so frankenmuth is michigan's oddball local tourist destination town.

if you don't know it, the town itself is set up in the style of a bavarian village and bronners is probably the largest christmas store there is. frankenmuth has been very popular in the region for many decades. my spouse had us stop by since its rather famous, was on the way and she had never been.

bronners is...well...almost beyond belief. for example, one of the many styles of xmas trees it had on display was one styled in republican. yes, a political xmas tree. of course no democrat tree though, or maybe it was out back in the satan section?

as the michelin travel guides used to say, bronners is definately an experience and worth the detour if you are in the area.

otherwise, the bavarian main street of frankenmuth village itself was hopping --- it seems like a nice weekend getaway type place for families.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUser..._Michigan.html

https://www.bronners.com/
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The entire Lake Michigan coast is dotted with cool, little towns. I never get tired of seeing it. Next time you should take a tour of wine country along the Old Mission Peninsula and surrounding area.
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The entire Lake Michigan coast is dotted with cool, little towns. I never get tired of seeing it. Next time you should take a tour of wine country along the Old Mission Peninsual and surrounding area.

oh i know, i have been there, but many years ago. unfortunately no time this trip. there is a good chance we will be back sometime though.


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This caught me right in the chest. Made me miss home something fierce.

The Lake Michigan coast is like 300 miles of Cape Cod that the rest of the country doesn't know or care about.
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great set!

michigan's west coast is a wonderful place.
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This caught me right in the chest. Made me miss home something fierce.

The Lake Michigan coast is like 300 miles of Cape Cod that the rest of the country doesn't know or care about.
right? some of my favorite vacation memories from anywhere/time/place is the year that i discovered this.
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Nice pictures! I especially liked the ones of Leland Township.
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Great stuff! I see you hit a lot of the popular northern Lower Peninsula resort towns. What was your favorite town on your trip?
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It's better than Cape Cod, tbh.
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^ the mitt is very different from cape cod in just about every way.

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Great stuff! I see you hit a lot of the popular northern Lower Peninsula resort towns. What was your favorite town on your trip?
hmm, probably one i didnt show — glen arbor. its an outdoorsy type village for active visitors near sleeping bear dunes.

we stayed in leland, which was perfect for us. if you dont know this region i would suggest staying in traverse city as a base of operations for exploring the area — and definitely plan to spend at least a week.
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Interesting take. I grew up splitting my summers between the two and have a different perspectives.
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