USA Today published its annual list of The Best Small Towns in the Midwest. While we respect their right to share their opinion, we will make the final verdict.

What are the best Michigan small towns?

What Are USA Today's Best Michigan Small Towns?

Two Michigan towns were featured on the USA Today list of Best Small Towns in the Midwest.

One of them came in at number 8, which is known for its wine and cherries - Traverse City.

Traverse City Tourism
Traverse City Tourism

Does anyone else question why Traverse City is on this list? While it is smaller compared to other cities and towns, Traverse City is pretty well-known in Michigan and across the Midwest.

Besides the "flavorful cherries"  grown in this town, you can try any of the "famous wines" that are produced here.

Pure Michigan
Pure Michigan

Plus, if you are a nature lover, the Sleeping Bear Dunes are not far away.

Besides Traverse City, there is another Michigan town that was mentioned as well.

Coming in at number four is the town of Petoskey, Michigan.

Petoskey has so much beauty to experience when you visit the town. With Sunset Park, you can get the perfect flicks during golden hour to capture the "million-dollar sunsets".

Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau
Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau

You can visit the historic Gaslight Shopping District and a must-see experience is at Petoskey Stones.

If you visit during the warmer months, you can take a quick ferry ride to Harbor Springs and Bay Harbor.

What Are The 10 Best Small Towns In The Midwest?

Besides the towns in Michigan, if you are planning a small-town tour, there are 8 others that you can visit.

What better way to celebrate the spring and summer seasons than with a road trip?

According to USA Today, here are the 10 best small towns in the Midwest.

  1. Madison, Indiana
  2. Marysville, Kansas
  3. Council Grove, Kansas
  4. Petoskey, Michigan
  5. Vevay, Indiana
  6. Put-in-Bay, Ohio
  7. Mitchell, South Dakota
  8. Traverse City, Michigan
  9. Dyersville, Iowa
  10. Winterset, Iowa

Would you visit any of these small towns that were featured on this list?

A First-Timer's Guide to Enjoying a Traverse City Winery Tour

Want to visit Traverse City for a winery tour but don't know where to start? This guide should help you out!

Gallery Credit: TSM/ Chelsea Rose

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