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Grand Haven Named No. 2 ‘Best Freshwater Beach in the U.S.’

Grand Haven State Park held the lead for quite a bit... but somehow, just got edged out and ended up the No. 2 Best Freshwater Beach in the U.S. according to a USA Today and 10 Best Poll.

Michigan did have the most beaches in the running, though, with six beaches among the 20 that readers could choose from.

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Grand Haven Pier/ Townsquare Media
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Grand Haven in the Running for ‘Best Freshwater Beach in the U.S.’

C'mon, this is The Great Lakes State! If we're talking about the top freshwater beaches in the country, of course Michigan is going dominate!

Grand Haven State Park and five other Michigan beaches are in the running for "Best Freshwater Beach" in a USA Today and 10 Best reader's poll.

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John Foxx/ThinkStock
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Great Lakes Ice is Gone

After months of waiting, the Great Lakes are officially free of ice!

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Great Lakes Ice Coverage Grows Over 15 Percent in Three Days

Great Lakes ice coverage was measured over 85 percent on February 18, 2015.

On February 15, total ice coverage was under 70 percent.

Watch an animation that shows how quickly the ice has grown over the past 30 days.

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Great Lakes Ice Coverage Rises From 2.7 to 11.6 Percent in One Week

A cold start to 2015 has ice spreading quickly across the Great Lakes.

In just one week, Great Lakes ice coverage rose from 2.7 percent to 11.6 percent.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Watch an Animated Graphic of Ice Forming on the Great Lakes

Ice has already starting forming on the Great Lakes. It began on November 20.

Watch an animated graphic which shows the water on the Great Lakes cooling and ice beginning to form.

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Category: Michigan News, Weather Tags: ,
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Swimming And Kayaking With Ice In Lake Superior Over Memorial Day Weekend [Video]

There was still ice on Lake Superior over Memorial Day weekend, but that didn't stop swimmers and kayakers from braving the cold waters.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
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There Is Still Ice On The Great Lakes

We've waited a long time to enjoy temperatures regularly in the 70s and even into the 80s, but the Great Lakes haven't gotten the memo.

There is still ice on the Great Lakes.

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Hemera Technologies, ThinkStock
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Great Lakes Water Levels Climbing

Water levels on the Great Lakes are climbing.

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Ice on Great Lakes May Create Cold Summer

After a long winter and chilly start to spring, we're all looking forward to summer.

Not so fast.

All that ice that still remains on the Great Lakes may mean summer will be cooler than we'd like.

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Great Lakes still over half covered with ice

Cold weather records continue to be broken as total ice coverage on the Great Lakes is still over 50%.

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Category: Michigan News Tags: ,
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Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Temperature Swings Create Big Changes in Great Lakes Ice Coverage

After hitting a seasonal high of 88.4% ice coverage over a week ago, ice on the Great Lakes melted quickly following warmer temperatures and rain.

Now ice coverage is climbing again.

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Category: Michigan News, Weather Tags: ,

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