we got some advice from a local (the ice cream shop boy) who told us where we could find a private beach. this (above) was the view from the parking lot. up the path and over the ridge is lake michigan.
over the ridge to see the great lake!
it wasn't cold but it wasn't warm either. we mostly sat and enjoyed the water from afar. the water, by the way, was absolutely freezing. but the view of the lake was beautiful.