C'mon, this is The Great Lakes State! If we're talking about the top freshwater beaches in the country, of course Michigan is going dominate!

Grand Haven State Park and five other Michigan beaches are in the running for "Best Freshwater Beach" in a USA Today and 10 Best reader's poll.

Grand Haven is currently in the lead!

Here's USA Today's and 10 Best's praise for Grand Haven State Park:

In the Caribbean, they have sand-floor nightclubs. In Michigan, they have sand-floor state parks – as in all 48 acres are covered with it. Scenic views of Lake Michigan, the Grand Haven pier and the lighthouse are but a few of its highlights, along with picnic areas, playgrounds, camping and beach walking – not mention myriad aquatic pursuits. Off-season visits bring with them wind and waves, making for picturesque – if blustery – photo-ops."

The other Michigan beaches up for the honor are:

  • Lake Michigan Beach Park, Empire
  • Clinch Park Beach, Traverse City
  • Peterson Roach Beach, Sleeping Bear Dunes
  • Sand Point Beach, Pictured Rocks
  • Twelvemile Beach, Picture Rocks

You can vote here once per day until March 14th at 11:59 a.m.

What do you think? Any Mitten State beaches that should be in the running? Being a South Haven native, I have to say, I think they missed one...

South Haven Pier/ Janna 97.9 WGRD