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13. Ann Arbor is a neat town. The college of course adds hugely to the culture.
Marquette is a nice town. It combines some rusticity, some of the college town feeling and some of the neighborly feel that others like. The natives are usually heavy into sports and recreation such as hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. Not glamorous but fun and interesting.

For more of the upscale up north feel Traverse city, Suttons Bay, Leelanau are the areas you will want to visit. There are many wineries in this part of the state which can be a lot of fun to visit and enjoy. Trendy foodspots, shopping and the like are fun for kids or their mothers in these areas. Great lake fishing/sailing charters are available all along the Lk. Mich. coast. Be sure to visit the Sleeping Bear dunes which is a beautiful area. The Ludington and Wilderness State camping areas are the best in my opinion. Lake of the Clouds is in the Wilderness camp ground and is very lovely.

The bigger inland lakes in northern Michigan are Torch Lake, Hamlin, Higgins, and Mullett to name a few.

For things like canoeing and kayaking, just about any of the rivers will do. People usually favor the Pine river and the Pier Marquette. The Muskegon river is very nice and relatively easy for tubing as well as canoeing. The town of Newaygo is a neat place and attracts a many tourists.

There is a smaller town on the coast of Lk. Michigan called Gladstone (see Escanaba) which has a very nice bay and marina. It is a very pretty town and if smaller is better for you, you could check that out.
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  -What is the weather like in your area in Michigan today? Storms? Muggy? glinda  Jul-14-10 04:34 PM   #0 
  - Hot and sunny, low humidity. 91 deg.  louis-t   Jul-14-10 04:37 PM   #1 
  - we get your weather a day later.  notadmblnd   Jul-14-10 04:40 PM   #2 
  - I want more snow actually. MN has been having less snowy winters.  glinda   Jul-14-10 11:07 PM   #4 
  - The Great Lakes moderate the weather within the state of MI somewhat  Urban Prairie   Jul-14-10 04:45 PM   #3 
  - That is good info. Thanks! The UP is what we have talked about.  glinda   Jul-14-10 11:09 PM   #5 
  - It was a beautifully comfy partly starry night last night.  Festivito   Jul-15-10 10:02 AM   #6 
  - Thank you. I like to know where Dem areas are. We live in Repub area now and it sucks.  glinda   Jul-15-10 11:57 PM   #7 
  - The state has a mix of both liberal Dem and very conservative hot spots  MichiganVote   Jul-16-10 06:34 PM   #8 
  - Sounds like a lot of Republicans and Tea Baggers from what you said.  glinda   Jul-16-10 09:07 PM   #9 
     - Nah...not too much tea bagging. The state is teetering on the brink of a republican  MichiganVote   Jul-16-10 09:38 PM   #10 
     - Marquette goes blue  JNelson6563   Jul-17-10 10:29 PM   #21 
  - Ann Arbor is extremely Democratic  1gobluedem   Jul-16-10 10:32 PM   #11 
  - Husband says he doesn't like Ann Arbor for some reason but Marguette  glinda   Jul-16-10 11:03 PM   #12 
     - Ann Arbor is a neat town. The college of course adds hugely to the culture.  MichiganVote   Jul-17-10 12:17 PM   #13 
     - Thanks for the great information. We have Arts backgrounds  glinda   Jul-17-10 03:03 PM   #14 
        - Most tornadic activity in Mi. occurs in the SW areas near the lake. Rare in the UP.  MichiganVote   Jul-17-10 04:40 PM   #15 
        - Ummmmm. Traverse appeals to husband because of the Cherry Festival. LOL!  glinda   Jul-17-10 09:43 PM   #17 
           - MIT is in Houghton about as Northern as you can get.. Marquette has Northern University.  MichiganVote   Jul-17-10 09:58 PM   #20 
        - Ann Arbor was voted one of the best places to retire in the country  1gobluedem   Jul-29-10 09:51 AM   #23 
     - I'm in TC. Love it here.  dmr   Jul-17-10 06:26 PM   #16 
        - Amazingly great info! Love your kitty also.  glinda   Jul-17-10 09:44 PM   #18 
           - Forgot. Just got out of my basement after two hours under tornadoes.  glinda   Jul-17-10 09:45 PM   #19 
  - Looked like you got some tornadic activity yesterday. How was the UP?  glinda   Jul-28-10 08:19 PM   #22 

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