5 Hidden Gem Small Towns in Northern Michigan

Rogers City

Located along the shores of Lake Huron on Michigan’s Sunrise Side, Rogers City is known for its breathtaking views and impeccable bicycle trail.

Hubbard Lake

This small unincorporated community in Alcona County has grown around the shores of Hubbard Lake, proving to be one of the most welcoming places with more and more tourists discovering its charm each year.

Tawas City

But, what truly sets Tawas City apart from other Northeast Michigan destinations cannot be found in the sand or the waves but in the sky. The city has earned a reputation as a birding destination thanks to its prime location along the migratory patterns of some of Michigan’s most distinctive bird species.


For a cultural experience unlike any other, consider spending a day at Wellington Farm USA. This living history complex has an interpretive museum that provides an in-depth look into what life was like on one of Michigan’s farms during the difficult era of the Great Depression.

West Branch

Travelers who are searching for a place that values the little things — like a friendly wave or a home-cooked meal at a local restaurant — will find everything that they want and need in West Branch.

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