Every once in awhile we get too caught up in the rat race of work, school, career, and all the rest of it that we forget to take a look around at the world the is happening all around us.
But, in those few moments when we do slow down enough to enjoy the outside world, we should make them meaningful.
One of the best ways to do so is to stay at a local bed and breakfast, and there’s no other place in the country with better bed and breakfast locations than the West Michigan Lakeshore.
I know what you are thinking, “Why would I go to Michigan to relax?” For those who have never been to West Michigan in the summertime to experience just how great it is, you are really missing out.
There are hundreds of miles of sandy shore beaches on Lake Michigan properties that can be purchased or rented out for a few weeks. It is a great place to take the family.
My Favorite Location on the Lakeshore: Spring Lake
The area of Spring Lake, Michigan has some of the cutest shopping locations and has a bunch of great restaurants and bed and breakfasts that you can stay at if you are looking to get away from the office for a long weekend.
The homes on Spring Lake are luxury homes and you will not be disappointed. Also, the nearby town of Grand Haven has some great Grand Haven homes on Lake Michigan, if you are looking to stay out on the big lake.
But, let me tell you a few things that are awesome in the area if you do decide to visit. The first thing you will want to do is check out the pier in Grand Haven. You can drive, or you can ride your bike there. It’s great riding bikes along the West Michigan shoreline because all of the towns are connected through a bike paths that stretches for hundreds of miles, so you could essentially bike all the way up and down the Lake Michigan shoreline if you wanted to.
If that sounds a little extreme for you, don’t worry. Going from Spring Lake to Grand Haven won’t take you anymore that 20 or 30 minutes.
Once you are at the pier, you can look at all of the lake front properties for sale. It’s a really big boating and water community. In fact, it’s called Coastguard City, USA, and there is a Coastguard festival there every year. If you are interested in purchasing any properties while you are in the area, you should look up one of the affiliate realtors that specializes in waterfront properties, like J. Harpe Realty of Grand Rapids. They will be able to help you out with anything you need.
But, beyond that, you need to travel to the dunes. If you’ve never experienced sand dunes before, you are really missing out. There are hundreds of thousands of acres of pure sand dunes that you can drive you cars on, dirtbikes, quads, etc. It really is a great time.
If that’s not enough to get you to check out the West Michigan Lake Michigan shoreline, I don’t know what will. All I can say is that if you don’t, there’s more for the rest of us.