Union Pier, Michigan
We spent the week before the 4th of July in Union Pier, MI. Since I’ve lived in Chicago my family has gone up to this area most summers, as it is an easy 90 minute drive yet feels worlds away. I love this area of Michigan because it is so rustic. You have the beach and cute several small towns and while there some restaurants and bars, wineries and breweries, a plethora of vintage and antique stores, it is decidedly unfussy. I always feel like we are back in the 50s when we are there, in that it just has an old fasioned summer feel that you most certainly do not get in the city.
We spent time at the beach, grilled burgers, ribs, hotdogs and s’mores, went to the vintage stores (Marco Polo and Sojourn are beautifully curated, but there are many more that are also great and require a little more digging but have lower prices), visited Journeyman Distillery and Roundbarn Winery, and on a rainy day we went to see Jurassic World (which I loved). We capped off the week with a great fireworks show from the beach in New Buffalo. Overall it was a very relaxing trip and we had a great time! Until next time, Michigan, over and out.
^Dan riding the waves!
^Evening stroll looking for beach glass^It was a little chilly on the 3rd for the fireworks show
^Lulu loving the porch
^Delish ice cream at Oinks!
We had an amazing time! xoxo