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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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This 15 miles of Lake Michigan coastline, just one hour southeast of Chicago, feature towering sand dunes. Nearby Chesterton offers dining and lodging, but the attraction is the shore for swimming,...
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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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To help you navigate Missouri's vast (and vastly popular) Lake of the Ozarks, we've picked some essential experiences that will put you on the fast track to vacation mode.

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