It’s beach season, and with the temperatures inching up to the 90s by next week, it’s certainly a good time to cool off in one of Michigan’s beautiful lakes.
Of course, Michigan has a collection of great inland and Great Lakes to enjoy. The staff at U.S. News & World Report has put together a list of the best beaches in Michigan, and one came out on top.
According to the study, Warren Dunes State Park is the No. 1 beach in all of Michigan. “Overlooking Lake Michigan, Warren Dunes State Park boasts 6 miles of hiking trails and 3 miles of shoreline,” they state in the study. “Spend the day collecting beach glass, discovering lost treasures with a metal detector or kayaking on the only Great Lake located completely inside the U.S. Better yet, with a designated dog-friendly beach, the whole family is welcome to tag along. If you need a break from the water, hop on a sandboard and zip down Tower Hill, the park’s highest point, or go hang gliding off of its peak. On a clear day, you may see Chicago in the distance.”
No. 2 on the list was P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, followed by Grand Haven, South Haven and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Find the full list here.