Small Town Escapes in West Michigan
By Jillian Manning
Capture the tranquility and hospitality of a small town on your next getaway in West Michigan. You’ll find dozens of hidden gems throughout the region, but here are three to get you dreaming!
Bellaire quite literally means fresh air, and there’s plenty of it in this quaint village tucked into the Chain of Lakes.
What to Do: Hike the trails at Grass River Natural Area or hop on a bike to explore the rolling glacial hills in the region.
Where to Stay: Make Shanty Creek Resort your home base for the trip, where you’ll have golf, skiing, and dining options for four seasons of fun.
Water is a way of life in Ludington, a city with a long history on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Where to Eat and Drink: Head to Jamesport Brewing Company for craft beer and hearty appetizers and entrees with creative flavors.
This cool, artsy beach town is not to be missed in the summer—or any time of year!