Before the summer really heats up, I know everyone is starting to plan their summer vacation

With summer, that means beaches, boardwalks, and sandy fun.

However, where are the boardwalks in Michigan?

Magic 104.9 logo
Get our free mobile app
New Yorkers Enjoy Labor Day Weekend Days After Region Was Pummeled With Deadly Flooding
Getty Images

This is why good Michigan boardwalks need to exist. If they existed, people would have been too busy to tussle.

After this holiday weekend, my belief against Michigan boardwalks is stronger than ever before.

Credit: Canva
Credit: Canva

According to CNN, Ocean City, Maryland has the sixth-best boardwalk in the United States. Due to this statistic, I believe that I am the best person to give my critique on what is and is not a boardwalk.

Here are my reasons why Michigan cannot claim the state has a boardwalk.

Credit: Canva
Credit: Canva

1. No ocean

Oxford Dictionary defines a beach as

"a pebbly or sandy shore, especially by the ocean between high- and low-water marks."

Last time I checked, Michigan is way too far from any ocean. Do not get mad at the messenger. While I loved my time at Grand Haven "beach", it was not like the beach experiences I have had across the country.

2. No boardwalk fries

This breaks my heart knowing that Michiganders do not get to experience the warm tummy embrace from a bucket of boardwalk fries. These fries would be the sole mission of a beach day. Regardless of how long the line was, I would not leave the beach without consuming at least 2 buckets of fries.

3. No amusement-themed activities

In Chicago, CNN says that

"Navy Pier has got a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel that lets you take in the skyline and the lake, a carousel, wave swinger, mini-golf, and remote-control boats in season."

If you would like to have a real boardwalk experience, the #1 boardwalk in the country is located at the Navy Pier in Chicago.

Whenever I went to the beach with younger family members, I would always take them to the Ferris Wheel or the Ripley's Believe It Or Not attraction. Besides learning how to fight, you could send the kiddies off to the different kid-friendly attractions and carnival games.

Michigan Avenue Magazine Hosts Ashore Thing Presented By BMO Harris Bank At Navy Pier
Getty Images | Jeff Schear

Where can the kiddies and I get our inauthentic henna tattoo on a Michigan "boardwalk"?

Friendly reminder: Don't be mad at Lisha B for telling you this information.

7 Fantastic Michigan Beaches That are Worth a Road Trip

Michigan is known for its beautiful beaches. If you are looking for a new spot to visit this summer, here are a few suggestions for you.

More From Magic 104.9