I love the laid back, "coastal" vibe, and at times it feels like you were transported to New England. There is a fantastic, one-day road trip route from Chesterton, Indiana to St. Joseph, Michigan, and these are the stops you need to make.
Michigan's Upper Peninsula is breath-takingly beautiful. If you have a four-day weekend to get away, here is an itinerary you can use to plan your trip.
If there's one place in the UP that you need to go, it's to Tahquamenon Falls State Park.