Fell in love with this area while doing some camping last year. I think we'll come back in summer 07 and try to stay at a vacation rental for a week. We'll have 2 kids with us (4 and 16) and could have another similar family going.
We'd like to base ourselves in a good spot for enjoying the beach, and general summer fun with a nice town. Want to eat ice cream and watch the sunset every night. Also interested in checking out lighthouses, scenery, exploring nearby towns, eating cherry pie, barbequing and having a firepit at night, going to playgrounds, riding bikes around town, canoeing, trinket shopping.
Like I said, general summer fun, but with daytrips for sleeping bear dunes and whatever else the group is up for. We figure we'll make an sidetrip or two for the more commercial stuff (amusement park, putt putt etc).
How about Frankfort? It seemed to fit the bill when we passed through. Or Glen Arbor or Glen Haven, Onekama ? I see rental prices for about $2500 per week (that sleep 8 or so). Please help with any thoughts, comparisons or suggestions. Thanks.