08 May 14 Up North small towns you need to visit this summer
Source: Curbed Detroit
Sometimes, we have to escape the city for a long weekend and enjoy the beautiful outdoors Michigan has to offer. Some may debate where "Up North" starts, but we're starting around Port Austin, at the tip of the thumb, which can be an excellent day or overnight trip from the metro area.
For this map update, we’re all about the lakes. All but one of the small towns is on one of the lake shores, and our only inland town, Houghton Lake, has three big lakes in the area to choose from.
We’re organizing these map points from the southernmost to the north, with the farthest located a little over six hours away in Munising. A few of these towns get pretty busy during the summer (Glen Arbor, Mackinac Island, Leland), while others are a little more laid back (Port Austin, Elberta).
Did we leave your favorite off the list? Let us know in the comments.