Link Roundup – June 23, 2011

Hello Pure Michigan Connect fans! We have some great links to share with you in this week’s roundup. Summer is here and we’ve got traveling on the mind. Take a look at these links, and hopefully you’ll find some inspiration for a fun Michigan road trip this summer!

A Day at the Beach

Blue water, waves, and white sand can all be found on the southwest Michigan shore within a half-day’s drive of Chicago and Detroit. From New Buffalo to Ludington, and the towns in between, beaches stretch out and harbors crowded with pleasure boats scallop the water’s edge. George Hendrix, a contributing writer for Michigan Travel Ideas, spent a weekend driving Michigan’s western shore, stopping and admiring each beach town along the way.

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South Haven Sunset

New Buffalo, in the heart of Harbor Country, is the starting point for my weekend trip, where sun-toasted sand and a quaint business district make it the idyllic beach town. The Red Arrow Highway takes me north to St. Joseph, where steps climb from Silver Beach to a shady bluff-top park and downtown. Schu’s, a local favorite, serves a famous potato soup at its downtown location, where outdoor tables offer a view of the harbor.
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Memories of Route 66

Guest Blogger Felicia Fairchild shares her memories of a childhood road trip and her excitement about bringing a Michigan version of the famous Route 66 to life.

One of the most indelible memories of my childhood was a trip “out west” – as my parents liked to refer to it – via the famous Route 66.  I remember it vividly even to this day; perhaps because my parents took me out of school to accompany them on what my teachers agreed would be an important “educational journey” – my first Road Trip!

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