Nothing beats a day at the beach in the summertime. Whether you’re there to sun bathe, splash in the waves, or hunt for stones along the shoreline, there’s something undeniably special about Michigan’s waterfront. While you’ve probably already frequented some of the most famous beaches in Michigan, there are still a few hidden spots you've most likely never heard of. The rugged beach located inside this state park is definitely one of them.
Fayette Historic State Park is located in the Upper Peninsula, nestled near the breathtaking waters of Big Bay de Noc. This Lake Michigan inlet is most known for its history and natural beauty.
A beloved stated park that visitors flock to for obvious reasons, Fayette boasts 700 stunning acres of green fields that contain an incredibly preserved historic village, harbor slips, and a secret beach with a rocky shoreline.
Known as Slag Beach, this hidden gem is often overlooked by visitors who come to explore the old buildings and abandoned structures of Fayette's historic townsite. Head past the former settlement down toward the waterfront and you'll spot this gorgeous secluded beach surrounded by rocks and a seriously scenic tree-covered landscape.
Slag's quiet and rugged untouched beauty sets it apart from the other beaches that Michigan is known for. Time spent here makes for a relaxing experience, perfect for a picnic or mini water adventure.