Grand Beach & Michiana

Grand Beach & Michiana

Both of these lakeshore communities near the Indiana/Michigan state line were originally developed as resorts. Michiana Shores was land bought on speculation along the Michigan Central Railroad, and actually bridges the state line. The community’s famous landmark was a huge Signal Oak, with the state line marked on its trunk. Michiana Shores was originally designed to house a golf course as well, but it never materialized. The developers originally envisioned an all log cabin format, and over a hundred of these quaint structures still exist, although many have been remodeled or resided. The community has long attracted teachers from the city, as they had the entire summer off to enjoy the leisurely lifestyle of the area, a tradition that still exists on a smaller scale.

Grand Beach features a lush, mature golf course and was once the home of the Golfmore , a luxury hotel which burned down in 1939. Much of the pristine resort atmosphere remains, and is in evidence from the moment one enters the stately white gate to proceed down the winding paved lanes. Grand Beach is famous for having three Frank Lloyd Wright designed houses and the longtime summer residences of Chicago’s Daley family.

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