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  1. The beach at J.W. Wells State Park.

    On the Upper Peninsula, Wells State Park doesn't get the crowds of beaches in Lower Michigan.

  2. The beach at Orchard Beach State Park.

    The beach at Orchard Beach State Park north of Manistee is reached by stairs.

  3. Playing on the Platte River.

    In Sleeping Bear Dunes, the mouth of the Platte River is a popular place to play.

  4. The beach in New Buffalo, Mich.

    A decorative lighthouse stands on the town beach in New Buffalo, Mich.

  5. The beach and lighthouse at Holland State Park.

    Big Red stands at the Lake Macatawa entry to Lake Michigan in Holland.

  6. Warren Dunes at dusk.

    Three women walk along the beach at Warren Dunes State Park at dusk.

  7. The beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

    The beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is flanked by steel mills.

  8. Chicago's Oak Street Beach.

    Not far from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, Oak Street Beach draws crowds.

  9. A beach on Lake Michigan.

    Vintage play equipment adorns Kenosha's broad, flat beach.

  10. The beach at Point Beach State Forest.

    Just north of Two Rivers, Wis., Point Beach State Forest has spectacular beaches.

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