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Why This One Little Town Is Michigan’s Best Kept Secret

We love our small towns in Michigan. They are rich in history, have that everyone-knows-your-name charm, and are really fun to visit when we want to get away from the big city.

But just which small town takes the cake for best kept secret? That’s certainly a question that’s up for debate, but there’s one thing for sure: Michigan is home to many awesome little secrets tucked away in all corners of the Mitten.

Port Austin, the tiny lakeside Thumb town of about 650, definitely fits into that category. Next time you’re considering unearthing a hidden gem in the state, here are seven reasons why Port Austin should be on your list.

This place has us ready to pack our bags now. Tell us, what do you love about Port Austin?

Serena Maria Daniels
Serena Maria Daniels is an award-winning freelance journalist in Detroit, by way of Chicago, by way of the West Coast. She writes about Michigan for OIYS. Serena enjoys learning about language and culture and taking road trips with her beagle Ralph.