Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Bureau takes us on the Mishe-Mokwa ferry across Lake Michigan to discover the allure of South Manitou Island. Sugar-sand beaches, group and individual campsites, plenty of hiking trails—it’s an epic yet easy-to-reach Northern Michigan vacation spot with just the right amount of adventure. Plus, you can climb 117 steps to the top of a historic lighthouse (we’ll show you the views and they’re incredible!) and you might even see a “micro bear.” Click play, then seize the moment and plan your getaway.  It’s paradise.

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