Trips that Go Beyond the Beach

Find trip ideas that let you explore the coast in a whole new way, from the best beach biking and flightseeing to amazing snorkeling and road trips.

Best Coastal Bike Trails

From the simple, sandy shores of Nantucket to the volcanic paths in Maui, these bike trails range from easy to exhilarating, but all reward with sweeping views of the water.

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Lake Huron Loop, Michigan
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Lake Huron Loop, Michigan

Tracing the coastal “thumb” of Michigan’s glove, this route rolls past white sugar beaches along the 23-mile Caseville and Lake Huron loop. The journey offers several glute-challenging side trips, such as mountain biking trails in Albert E. Sleeper State Park. With exploring time built in, the loop takes about three hours—not counting hydration breaks in the many nearby parks and beaches; 

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