Discover the Charm of the Best Small Town in Michigan: A Hidden Gem Awaits
Travel to any Midwest state and you'll immediately feel that extra something that makes a small town so charming. Sure the big city is great, but truth be told, you just can't beat an adorable small town filled with personality and uniqueness to call its own.
Recently the and at Country Living highlighted those towns across the country are worth visiting. They compiled a list of the "50 Best Small Towns in America in Every State to Visit" that will have you ready to hit the road.
"From sea to shining sea, we've rounded up some of the best small towns in every state. With populations averaging 5,000 people or less, these communities offer unforgettable experiences to suit every taste, from adventurous outdoor excursions like whitewater rafting to premier antique shopping", Country Living wrote.
What is the Best Small Town in Michigan to Visit?
Although the entire list of 50 could be all Michigan small towns, one stood out the most to Country Living. Taking the title of the "best" was the adorable town of Petoskey.
Always a popular spot in the summer, Petoskey also draws a pretty good crowd during ski season as well. Country Living wrote, "From exploring ancient castles to splashing around Avalanche Bay, the state's largest indoor waterpark, families can make unforgettable memories no matter the season".
For me personally, the entire town is just a little bit of a Hallmark vibe sprinkled with history. You can't pass up a good Ernest Hemingway story when you grab a burger downtown at City Park Grill. Locals and bartenders will tell you all about the days that Hemingway would belly up to the bar and sit at his favorite spot.
There are also boutiques, quaint inns, and bed & breakfast spots that just add to making a visit to the charming lakeside destination an addition to your bucket list.