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West Michigan Beach Towns Ranked Best in the State by Thrillist

Growing up in South Haven, I'm a little bit biased - of course it's the best beach town in Michigan!

According to Thrillist, though, it's No. 8, while Grand Haven comes in at No. 1.

I can totally see how it would difficult to choose though! With so many glorious beaches totalling 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, there are tons of amazing beach towns in Michigan! According to Thrillist, the top beach towns are right here in West Michigan!

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Take a kayak and see the Pictured Rocks from Lake Superior in Munising! (Kayla Kiley/Townsquare Media)
Take a kayak and see the Pictured Rocks from Lake Superior in Munising! (Kayla Kiley/Townsquare Media)
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No. 1 Most Underrated & Affordable U.S. Adventure Spot Is In Michigan

Yahoo Travel came up with a list of the most underrated and affordable U.S. adventure spots.  

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Tom Gill
Tom Gill
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U.S. Coast Guard Issues Warning on Dangers of Ice on Lake Michigan

As crowds head to Lake Michigan to see and explore the ice on the lake, the U.S. Coast Guard is warning of the dangers of the ice.

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John Winkelman
John Winkelman
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Bird’s-Eye Views of Lake Michigan’s Wintry Shoreline Near Grand Haven [Video]

Talk about cool.

Byron Center's Tommy Sadler took some awesome Lake Michigan shoreline visuals on Saturday at Rosy Mound Natural Area near Grand Haven.

The aerials were shot with a DJI Phantom 2 drone-mounted GoPro camera.

Wintry and wonderful.

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Rachel Kramer
Rachel Kramer
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Lake Effect: Grand Rapids’, West Michigan’s Winter 2014-15 Weather Forecast [Video]

After last winter, many us are approaching this winter with caution.

Today probably didn't help: snow on Halloween?

The National Weather Service's winter weather forecast is out. All we can say is make sure those snow blowers and shovels are ready if you live, work and/or play -- not to mention drive or travel -- between U.S. 131 and the Lake Michigan shore in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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Michigan Sea Grant
Michigan Sea Grant
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Michigan Hosts Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship in Escanaba [Video]

Bass fishing takes center stage as many of the world’s best anglers battle it out on Lake Michigan in Escanaba for the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship today through Sunday.

The championship is being held on Bays de Noc as part of a partnership between Pure Michigan and Bassmaster to promote the state as a top destination for anglers.

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Standing on lake Michigan next to one crazy block of ice
Standing on lake Michigan next to one crazy block of ice
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Walking On Lake Michigan

It's all over the news, and all you need to do is walk outside to know, it is cold outside. This polar vortex we keep experiencing has frozen over lake Michigan. The first time the lake has been frozen in years! This past weekend I went up to Grand Haven with my husband and some friends and we walked on the lake, it was VERY cool. There are massive ice blocks all over. If you get a chance to see it before it dethaws I recommend it.

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