As a city by the water, Michigan City is aptly named.
In 1836, a small Hoosier harbor town by Lake Michigan became Michigan City. So it has been offering locals and out-of-towners, like me, a chance to swim, boat and relax for a long time. There is a lot of pier to pull up to with 2,276 feet long east pier and a 835 feet long west pier.
The laid-back beach vibe of the place appeals to me. How can I describe it? Hmm, it has nature–woods, parks, beach and dunes, lots of lake and sun, and urban attractions. These include a craft beer brewery and pub with music, zoo, museums, galleries, parks. I like that combination of activities, and it’s why I comeback for a visit.
The yachters mix and mingle with the kayakers. People still pull up a lawn chair to fish, cast a line off the dock. While I was here, I visited a gallery, checked out the docks and watched the fishing. I will have to bring my gear next time.
Here are photos of city by the water, Michigan City dockside.