Last week I changed my tune after visiting St. Joseph, Michigan, a charming little beach community on Lake Michigan. It feels like you're in any beach town on the eastern seaboard...it doesn't even feel like you're still in Michigan. I went for a brief run there (it was VERY muggy), and it's a great place for visitors, residents AND runners.
|Silver Beach in St. Joseph|
Downtown St. Joe is the quintessential main street. There are a number of great stores, art galleries, restaurants, and ice cream shops (important for summer visiting). We went into a number of stores and admired lots of local wares - paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry and more. My favorite was a home interior store with fantastic taste. I want them to come decorate my entire house.
|Charming downtown St. Joe|
|Displays for "Barnyard at the Beach"|
|More "Barnyard at the Beach"|
|The splash pad and Silver Beach from the bluff|
|Me with the lighthouse in the background|