Life in the big city can be taxing. The traffic, the sprawl, and – dare we say – the rude people to contend with. Sometimes you just want to slow down the pace a bit and enjoy the scenery and small town charm that make life worthwhile.

Here, we’ve identified (with a little help from our readers) some small towns that achieve just that. Beautiful surroundings, friendly folks, and reminders of a simpler time here in Michigan.

Kinda gets you inspired to check all these places out, huh? Tell us, since there are countless small towns across the Mitten, where are your favorites?

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