Charlevoix deserves it’s own post. It calls itself “the Beautiful”, and it is. Charlevoix is situated on a little river and small lake that connects Lake Michigan with Lake Charlevoix.
The town is surrounded by water and boats, and boasts a truly beautiful downtown. The beach on Lake Michigan is great for kite flying. We enjoyed a summer evening concert at the waterfront amphitheater. Even their public library was amazing for a small town this size (pop 2,513). This is the sort of town that makes me marvel that people live here.