Melody VanderWeide

Uncovering Grand Rapids, West Michigan, and the Midwest. Travel, Events & Local Info Lead Publisher.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes Michigan National Lakeshore

2024 Best Things to Do at Sleeping Bear Dunes Michigan: Epic Guide to National Lakeshore Sights & Activities

Go for a day or a week, but get to Sleeping Bear Dunes at least once. This National Lakeshore is a kid’s dream – the dune climb, endless beaches, rivers to paddle, sweeping panoramas and unprecedented stargazing moments will have them begging you to bring them back just one more time.

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Platte Point Beach Platte River Tubing

Platte River Tubing & Kayaking: Complete Guide to Floating this Iconic Michigan River in 2024

Families have floated the Platte River for generations, and for good reason. It’s easy to maneuver a kayak, stand up paddleboard, canoe, raft, or tube down the river. And… it ends at a lovely Lake Michigan beach. This article tells you how to make the trip happen, either with rental equipment or your own gear.

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