The Great Lakes, beautiful sand dunes, and deep woods are just some of the landscape features found in the Midwest. As more people start to seek inside the United States for vacation spots, the rural areas and bustling metropolises in the middle of the country are ready to be discovered.
Although most visitors to the Midwest will focus on the region's larger cities like Detroit, Chicago, and Minneapolis, day trips to the region's smaller communities aren't to be missed. In light of this, we have selected ten of the finest communities in the region with a population of fewer than 11,000. Vacationing in the Midwest? Here's everything you need to know.
Near the northernmost tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, you'll find this charming beachfront village. Visit Stafford's Perry Hotel, where Hemingway stayed, the elegant Pour Kitchen Bar, and American Spoon, a restaurant specialising in artisanal preserves, driving directions in the city's historic centre.
The North Country Trail and the Bear River Valley Recreation Area are both fantastic places to go hiking, while the Bay Harbour Golf Club is among the best in the world. Visit Petoskey State Park, where you may go stone-hunting for the area's namesake stones. Walloon Lake Winery (named after the famous lake where Hemingway's summer villa was situated) and Pond Hill Farm (found on the nearby Tunnel of Trees route) are just two of the wineries that wine lovers should visit while in the area.