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5 Fun Midwest Travel Ideas for Families

Door County

Looking for a beachy, water sport-oriented getaway on Lake Michigan? Head to Door County, Wisconsin. Door County Peninsula and Washington Island offer families more than 300 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, harbors, bluffs and coves to explore. The Door County area is known as the Cape Cod of the Midwest, and offers many similar activities, from sandy beaches and boating to hiking and scenic state parks.

Money magazine named Door County one of its top ten vacation destinations in North America, but it's hardly a secret -- more than two million people vacation in Door County every year.