From Our Community: Hidden Gems in Pure Michigan

Photo Credit - Chris AraceLast week, we asked our Facebook fans and Twitter followers to name their favorite hidden gems in Michigan – whether it was a store, a restaurant or just a favorite place. The response was overwhelming and we collected some our favorite gems from around the state. Check out the list below and thanks to everybody that submitted a suggestion!

“The Wooden Spoon restaurant in Spring Arbor, MI!” - Jennifer Wisdom

“The Mitten Bar in Ludington” - Javier Ruiz

Cornwell's Turkeyville between Battle Creek and Marshall.” - Andria Aylor

Mike's Village Restaurant in Dimondale...I can smell the homemade bread now!” - Patty Moshkosky

The Music House in Traverse City = Outstanding!” - Jenny Anspach Bruyette

Charleviox has many hidden treasures whether its a private beach or an awesome whitneys oyster bar, they have a little of everything! :)” - Brooke Miller

Elk Rapids - the town, the library, the marina, the beach/park. But don't everyone go rushing there now.. my special spot!” - Martha Scherf-Pompa

“All of the many beautiful waterfalls...” - Leigh Powell

Pentwater, Silver Lake, any of the state park campgrounds along Lake Michigan are beautiful. I love Michigan!” - Jackie Murray

“Looking at all the rocks at rainbow lodge on Lake Superior.” - Mark Richman

“Mr. C in St. Ignace! Best burgers in Yooper country:)” - Janine Scüb Shuey

The Outback Lodge in Stanwood, MI. Awesome bed and breakfast with amazing owners and the BEST stuffed French toast I have ever had!” - Becky Jordan Rottenbucher

Lumberman's Monument scenic outlook, near Oscoda” - Sue DeCelle

@PureMichigan hidden Gem is Harbor Country. drove past for 25 yrs on 94 Couldn't believe what i missed. Decided to move here and LOVE it!” - @lakelifenb

@PureMichigan My favorite hidden gem is Pentwater. Greatest beaches in the whole world.” - @BobCNatra

Lost Valley! (In Montague)- @KassyFinefaceLost

The intelligence and creativity of #Yoopers is an underappreciated hidden gem of Michigan - @EBooksUP