This is a timely thread as my lovely wife and I will be spending a week in Michigan's lower peninsula early next month. We will fly in and out of Detroit and so far plan to stay in Traverse City, Holland and Ann Arbor. Can anyone recommend a scenic town for the first night or two on Lake Huron? I see that Tawas City has a good brew pub and it's not a long drive from Detroit, so what's the vibe there? Or is there a more scenic little town not a long drive from Detroit, since we will be tired from the airport ordeal that day.
Looking forward to some cooler weather after working through the Florida heat all summer. Fall colors, apples, lots of good craft beer.....
Can't help you with the Lake Huron question, but I can recommend a great artery clogging breakfast place in Holland, called the Windmill. Classic little diner. The Holland Lighthouse is fun too. Follow the directions here to get to the south shore entrance. That way you can walk right out to it, but you have to know about this and ask for permission to enter a private development. They have to let you in, though, as the lighthouse is government property:http://holland.org/locations/372-big-red-lighthouse
New Holland is great and I've heard mixed reviews of Saugatuck Brewing, which is not too far south of Holland. Saugatuck is worth a visit for the artsy vibe that is completely different than Holland.