Michigan has tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams, meaning you're never more than 6 miles from a body of water or 85 miles from a Great Lake. Sometimes those waters become unsafe with high levels of bacteria or other pollutants and need to be closed for public safety.
It's no secret to Michiganders that our beaches are awesome, but it's still cool to see them nationally recognized. Not one, but two Michigan beaches placed in a national ranking of the best freshwater beaches -- and one even nabbed the top spot!
The forecast for the holiday weekend calls for sunshine and heat. Many of us will consider heading to one of Michigan's many beaches. But before you grab your sunscreen, cooler and the family...double check to make sure your beach of choice is open.
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.
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.
4th of July weekend is coming up this weekend, and if you plan on heading to one of the many beaches, there are a few things you should probably know. The Natural Resources Defense Council says that people really do need to take a look at their beach's water quality...