My family has been visiting Charlevoix, Michigan for three generations. My mother’s parents fell in love with the town and surrounding area in the early 1950’s and my mom grew up spending every single summer in this Northern Michigan paradise. My parents’ mutual love of being on the water bred 5 kids who simply cannot get enough of it. 6 hours north of Chicago, I escape to Charlevoix in the summer whenever possible – as do my four other siblings. We sleep in late, stay up later, jump in the lake, laugh in the backyard, walk to town, kayak around the harbor and soak up the seemingly never-ending Michigan sunsets from aboard Harbor View.