30 Things Every Midwesterner Should Experience
Feel the movement
Feel the oh-so-subtle swaying of five-mile-long Mackinac Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere, as you drive between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas on a windy day. Below the Mighty Mac, Lakes Michigan and Huron meet in the Straits of Mackinac. The swaying seems decidedly less subtle on foot, a crossing style allowed during the Annual Bridge Walk, held each Labor Day.
Feel your footing shift beneath you as you huff your way up Mount Baldy sand dune's 123 feet. If that doesn't sound like much of a climb, trust us: The highest point in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore makes you work for the stunning view waiting at the top.