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  1. Tubing in Ludington State Park.

    In Ludington State Park, families tube a short stretch of the Sable River to its mouth on Lake Michigan.

  2. Mattson Park and Lower Harbor in Marquette.

    Marquette's annual Blues Fest is in Mattson Park.

  3. The West Arm beach of Traverse City.

    In Traverse City, stay in a dorm room and bask on the beach for free.

  4. Copper Harbor Lighthouse.

    Copper Harbor lighthouse sits at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula.

  5. A mini-cabin in Michigan state parks.

    In J.W. Wells State Park, near the Wisconsin border on Lake Michigan, a rustic cabin rents for $50.

  6. A volunteer lighthouse keeper.

    In Ludington, volunteers work as keepers of the Big Sable Lighthouse.

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