Lake Michigan: A day at the Warren Dunes State Park

If you ever find yourself in the SW Michigan, take time to visit the area around the Red Arrow Highway, which runs along the Lake Michigan and partly parallel to the I-94. There are numerous, sandy beaches along the way, perfect to spend a day, a two or a week with the family. I consider myself fortunate to be living just about half an hour away and can simply make a day trip to the beach and enjoy all its beauty.  This Sunday was just a perfect day to spend at the beach – about 79 F, sunny, clear blue skies, nice breeze and a very warm lake.

Usually first thing we do is climb the Tower Hill – a super tall sand dune, from which top you can see the lake and the surrounding area in its full glory. On a very clear day you can even see the glimpses of the Chicago sky scrapers on the opposite side of the lake. After resting on the top for a few minutes and enjoying the gorgeous view, we run down the hill because that’s the only way you can go down! So much fun! 🙂

Right after that we run into the lake to meet the waves, swim and splash!

The rest of the day we sun tan, play volleyball, cards, watch the seagulls and the kite runners, walk the dunes,…

On our way back home we usually stop by Capozio’s Italian Restaurant, located in the village of Harbert on the Red Arrow Highway. Capozio’s is a small, friendly place with freshly made Italian food, bread and a really great pizza!

So, if your travels ever bring you this way, make sure you stop and enjoy all this beauty!