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This welcoming Chain of Lakes village has that classic small-town feel. Downtown gems include a historic hardware, antiques store, and several home-and-garden shops. CENTRAL-LAKE.COM.
Don’t Miss: Fourth of July festival, July 4
Central Lake puts on a great Independence Day fireworks show; come on the 3rd to catch the boat parade on Intermediate Lake.
Old meets new in this burg, where longtime hometown businesses, like the beloved Ruthie’s Chicken & Dairy Twist (201 N. BRIDGE ST.), share the main street with hip bistros, cafes, boutiques, and Short’s, arguably the North’s most famous brewery. BELLAIRECHAMBER.ORG.
Don’t Miss: Rubber Ducky Festival, August 13 - 17.The main event is a rubber ducky race on the Bellaire River; there’s live music, games and a parade, too.
Don’t Miss: Strawberry Festival, June 17. Get your fill of Michigan strawberries and shortcake at this beloved annual Depot Park event.