Summer is on the way, and that means it’s about to be road trip season. I always enjoy driving around during the spring and summer months, discovering new towns around Michigan. Fall is a great time to road trip, too, because of the gorgeous colors. This state has so many beautiful small towns, which make for perfect stops during a long road trip.
So, how small are Michigan’s tiniest dwellings? I actually looked up some data from the state of Michigan and discovered that many towns in Michigan have just a few hundred people. That’s almost hard to imagine. Some examples are Addison at 597, Akron at 394 and Alba at 295. Now, that’s really, really small.
When it comes to Michigan’s quaint cities, I always enjoy South Haven. My uncle lives around that area, and I used to go there at lot as a kid. The beach town is right on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan, in the southwest part of the state. Its population is just over 4,000 residents, but it seems way bigger during the summer months, as it’s a very popular tourist destination. Just thinking about South Haven’s warm, sandy beaches is making me smile. If you head there, don’t forget to check out South Haven’s trademark red lighthouse.
Of course, South Haven is just the beginning when it comes to great places to visit. Read on for 40 small towns in Michigan that you need to visit this summer for a weekend getaway. You’ll also find information on each town below with a link to that town’s official website, so you can find more details about the best time to visit and how to get there.