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Nearby Put-in-Bay attracts bigger crowds, but Kelleys Island, the largest U.S. island in Lake Erie, has quiet appeal. Hop on the ferry in Marblehead, Ohio, for a scenic weekend of bike riding and...
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Three Midwest lakes in Minnesota, Indiana and Missouri offer all the allure of more popular destinations without the traffic.
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Pack a variety of gear to enjoy Lake Michigan activities: a swimsuit for the beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, hiking shoes for the trails of Indiana Dunes State Park and an appetite for...
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New Buffalo, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor (90 minutes east of Chicago) welcome visitors with pristine beaches, great shopping, lakeside restaurants and a front-row view of sunsets over Lake Michigan...
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From Minnesota to Ohio, towns along the Midwest's Great Lakes capture the summer vacation spirit. Here are some of our favorite Great Lakes getaways, with tips on exploring each one.
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We spent hours walking, kayaking, swimming and, of course, sampling food from snack shacks. These seven beaches offer the best mix of sandy fun and cosmopolitan flair.
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There might not be any tiki bars in sight, but islands sprinkled throughout the northern Midwest promise their own brand of fun.
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These swimming destinations hidden in the heart of the Midwest will cool off even the hottest summer days.
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Whether you're searching for serenity or want to make a splash, we have the place for your perfect lakeside vacation in states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Ohio, Minnesota and Iowa.
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Check out a few of our favorite getaways that will suit Midwesterners' new travel priorities.

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