LAKE MICHIGAN:LUDINGTON, ST JOSEPH AND MACKINAW CITY

Best Time to Visit Michigan

Lake Michigan's shoreline is populated by charming villages and mid-size towns. 

St. Joseph (in the southern extreme of the Lake), Mackinaw City (in the northern extreme) and Ludington are three of these cities, offering water sports, theme parks, golf courses, skiing, biking, fishing, festivals and intense nightlife and shopping... 

See:
Best time to travel to Ludington, St Joseph and Mackinaw City
When not to go to...
What to visit...
Hotels and flights...

See also:
Best time to visit...
Detroit 
Ann Arbor 
Holland, Grand Rapids, Muskegon 
Traverse City 
Michigan's Upper Peninsula 


WHAT TO VISIT IN LAKE MICHIGAN SHORELINE

Lake Michigan's shoreline offers a large set of travel options.

- St Joseph is excellent for sea food, sea sports (fishing, boating, swimming...) and beach life, during the summer period.

- Ludington offers an extensive beach, sea sports and the spectacular Ludington State Park with its wide dunes and forests (excellent for camping, hiking and sightseeing). 

- Mackinaw City offers Mackinaw Crossings, an entertainment mall combining a set of shopping, entertainment and dining surprises.

For information on other Lake Michigan's shoreline cities, see
Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven and Muskegon
Traverse City

See: Map of Michigan State
  

BEST TIME TO VISIT LAKE MICHIGAN SHORELINE AND ITS CITIES

Summer is the most popular period to visit. Most of the festivals and animation in Lake Michigan cities take place during this time.

Unless you are interested in skiing and winter sports, or in indoor theme parks, you may want to avoid the severe winter cold.

If you privilege warm and agreeable weather, Autumn is also a good time to visit the Lake Michigan shoreline. Autumn provides a stunning foliage spectacle, and very nice days. 

As for Spring, this is an often chilly and rainy season. Early and mid Spring, late Fall, or even Winter, are ideal times to enjoy indoor activities (the year round water and theme parks in the Michigan Lake coastline, museums and other indoor activities) and benefit from lower accommodation rates and fewer crowds.


WHEN NOT TO GO TO LAKE MICHIGAN SHORELINE AND ITS CITIES

You may want to avoid the winter months, when temperatures attain very low levels, and occasional snowstorms strike the Lake Michigan shores.

If you want in low accommodation rates, then July and August should be avoided. 

See the Grand Rapids Weather Data, for average data details of the region.


HOTELS AND FLIGHTS TO LAKE MICHIGAN CITIES

The most important airports in the region are:

Grand Rapids - Kent County Intl. Airport 
Muskegon - Muskegon County Airport MKG 
Traverse City - Cherry Capital Airport

 

 

 

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