Lake Michigan

Think of Michigan and you think of Detroit and Lake Michigan but as we discovered, during our short stay, there is so much more to Michigan. 
After an overnight in Ann Arbor, the very pleasant and student town for the university of Michigan, which is very close to Detroit, we made our way up to South Haven which is a yacht harbour and a very popular resort mainly with local townies from Chicago and Detroit. Many of the condos are privately owned as holiday homes, so consequently, it gets very busy in the summer. Fishing is also a popular pastime here. South haven has a small museum dedicated to the aircraft which crashed into Lake Michigan. At the time it was the USA’s worst air disaster and there were no survivors. We were lucky enough to have good weather and watched the the most beautiful sunset by the lighthouse.
Saugatuck is a much smaller, sleepy little place with wild sand dunes. After a thrilling ride in a jeep up and down the sand dunes and having spent the afternoon on the submarine and aircraft carrier, we had dinner in Muskegon and watched another beautiful sunset. 
The most memorable things about Lake Michigan are its stunning sandy beaches, the amazing sunsets and some interesting little museums. 


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