Welcome to West Michigan!

This online guide will help you discover many West Michigan destinations along the Lake Michigan shoreline as well as communities further inland. Michigan is a beautiful state with scenery as varied as it is magnificent. From the vast wilderness of the Upper Peninsula to miles of sugar-sand beaches along Lake Michigan to rural countryside and picturesque towns, the opportunities for discovering a new adventure or a new destination are never-ending.

Vacationing along the Lake Michigan shoreline is amazing and so is living that dream. This guide also provides information for those who enjoy West Michigan year round.

Travel Destinations

From vacations to staycations — West Michigan has all you want in a fun adventure. Discover our featured destinations...

Visit Leelanau County in Northwest Michigan, home to communities like Empire, Glen Arbor, Leland, Northport, & Suttons Bay.

Pentwater is a charming West Michigan village on the shore of Lake Michigan, and a favorite summertime harbor destination.

Visit Scottville, Michigan, home of the Scottville Clown Band and Scottville Riverside Park on the Pere Marquette River.

Visit the Pere Marquette River (PM River) in West Michigan for world class trout and steelhead fishing, and scenic canoe trips.

Hamlin Lake is a great vacation spot, offering terrific summer recreation, including swimming, boating, tubing, and fishing.

The Victorian port city of Manistee, MI features a River Walk, historic Ramsdell Theatre and the S.S. City of Milwaukee.

Visit Benzie County, home to Sleeping Bear Dunes and Interlochen Arts. Enjoy “Up North” scenery and that wonderful Northern Michigan feeling.

Visit Grand Traverse County including Traverse City, Leelanau Peninsula, Grand Traverse Bay, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Visit Silver Lake and the Silver Lake Sand Dunes between Ludington and Muskegon in West Michigan for dune rides, water sports, and family fun!

Visit the Pere Marquette River (PM River) in West Michigan for world class trout and steelhead fishing, and scenic canoe trips.

Far removed from the big cities on beautiful Lake Michigan you'll find Ludington, the kind of town people want to visit and many call home!

Featured Businesses

Small businesses are the heart of West Michigan’s communities, providing more than just the necessities. All of the restaurants, pubs, stores, fishing charters, golf courses, florists, and other businesses help create West Michigan’s unique character and culture.