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There’s something inherently charming about Michigan. I’ve lived in this state for almost my whole life, and I personally think it’s a great place to live, whether you’re raising a family or living the single life. The only thing I don’t love about Michigan is the kind of winter we get, with lots of snow and ice, but many people find the winter months the most refreshing time to be in the Mitten.

If you’ve never ventured around Michigan, the road-tripping season is coming up, so now is a perfect time to plan where you’re going to visit. Now, we have a list of the 10 most charming towns in Michigan, thanks to WorldAtlas.com.

The crew at WorldAtlas.com has put out a new list of the most charming spots in the Mitten, and they note that we’re known for our Great Lakes. “The U.S. State of Michigan is known for its demanded location on the Great Lakes, with many charming towns sitting right on the banks,” they state. “Visiting one of these towns will comprise the coziest experience in town and great outdoor adventures for a getaway to remember forever after. With rich forests for hiking and ample water for wet pursuits, these charming towns call out as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city into the quaint natural setting with all the comforts. There, one will find endless exploration to the pursuit while recharging with nature‚Äôs powers for a strong comeback into the everyday being.”

So, what are the most charming towns in Michigan- ones that you should get on your list of spots to visit this summer? Read on for the full list, and find more information at WorldAtlas.com. I’ve been to most of the towns on this list, except for the ones in the U.P. I can’t wait to venture up there to visit these place hopefully sometime soon.

10 Most Charming Towns In Michigan (via WorldAtlas.com):

  • Ann Arbor

    Of course the home of the University of Michigan would be on this list!

  • Escanaba

    The U.P. town is super charming. I have a cousin who lives up there, and she loves it.

  • Frankenmuth

    Who doesn’t love this Christmas center of the world?

  • Harbor Springs

    This is a beautiful spot near Lake Michigan.

  • Ludington

    Ludington is filled with beautiful lighthouses and more Lake Michigan fun.

  • Marquette

    One of the U.P.’s most popular destinations.

  • Munising

    Munising is a beautiful spot for hikers.

  • Petoskey

    Another U.P. gem is Petoskey.

  • Saugatuck

    Saugatuck is a quaint tourist town with plenty of great seasonal shops.

  • South Haven

    South Haven offers a beautiful beach and more.