You know the old saying: good things come in small packages. And it’s never been more true than it is in the charming Michigan town of Caseville, which attracts scores of visitors each year with its exciting array of attractions, both natural and manmade. If you’re searching for a true small-town vibe with no shortage of activities to keep you occupied, you’ve come to the right place.
Tucked away in Michigan’s thumb region, Caseville sits on Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron. At the time of the 2010 census, the village was home to only 777 permanent residents. The town itself occupies just over 1 square mile of land.
But don’t let its size fool you: Caseville is chock full of fun activities for children and adults alike. Each year, the town hosts its famous “Cheeseburger In Caseville” festival, which brings together Jimmy Buffet enthusiasts from all over to celebrate, eat a few burgers, and be merry in the small community.
Even when it’s not festival time, a day in Caseville will still keep you occupied and engaged. Kick off your morning with breakfast at an adorable local eatery, like Brew Moon Coffee House or Walt’s.
Next, it’s time for a visit to some of the area’s most beautiful beaches. Stop in at Caseville County Park or nearby Sleeper State Park to access the public shoreline, or enjoy a day in the sand outside your quaint cottage rental on the water.
Need a break from all that sun and sand? Caseville’s got you covered. Head over to Key North Mini Golf to play a round with the family. This activity center also offers an array of arcade games, go-karts, and even bumper boats.
You’ll find a variety of small shops to explore in Caseville’s downtown area, including Caseville Gift and Books, where you can pick up your next great beach read. If thrift stores are more your speed, don’t worry: Caseville has one!
As evening rolls around, your stomach will likely be ready for another hearty meal. The Boathouse Bar & Grill and Blue Water Inn are two popular dinner spots in Caseville, offering delicious food and drinks at reasonable prices. Top it off with a chilly treat from Shakers Ice Cream Parlor.
Later in the evening, you might be itching for a few more drinks. Despite its small size, Caseville offers a fun nightlife for grownups. Check out one of the bars downtown or grab a pint at Thumb Brewery, which offers a variety of craft beers.
Before you turn in for the night, make sure to check the sky for a beautiful Michigan sunset. There’s nothing quite like it, and Caseville is a perfectly charming spot to say goodbye to another fantastic day in the Great Lakes State.