More than 10,000 voters from across the state weighed in on 101 things they love about Northern Michigan. Their votes determined 303 Red Hot Best winners and 700+ honorable mentions. Here you’ll find fun small towns in Northern Michigan worth visiting on your next vacation. Take a day trip and soak in these adorable teensy towns!

First Place: Frankfort
With a first-rate microbrewery, theater, restaurant scene, beach and some of the best surf-waves on the Great Lakes, Frankfort puts the awesome in the words Teensy Town.

Second Place: Leland
A true historic fishing village with absolutely gorgeous beaches. Take time to go rock hunting for the famous Leland blue stones and then explore Fishtown.

Third Place: Suttons Bay
From boutique shopping to beautiful bay views, this darling town is full of things to do.


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Northern Michigan Vacation Ideas

Photo(s) by Shelby Soberalski