Upper Peninsula Town Named Best Main Street Shopping District in Michigan
In a world of easy shopping online access and Amazon boxes, brick-and-mortar shopping seems to be falling by the wayside. That's why so many still relish in the charm of the traditional small-town Main Street vibe that offers boutique and local shops owned by neighbors and friends.
Cheapism understands that although the convenience of shopping at your fingertips is a plus, many still long for those simple stroll-along shopping experiences. They decided to compile a list of the "Best Main Street Shopping Districts in Each State" to showcase those simple places we love.
"With big-box stores, megamalls, and online sellers dominating the retail landscape, the pleasure of shopping at mom-and-pop stores in a quaint, small-town Main Street shopping district is getting harder to find. But every state has a few such homespun settings left. Here are some of the best downtown shopping districts in the country — each in a town with fewer than 90,000 residents. (More than half are home to fewer than 10,000 people and some claim populations in the triple digits)", Cheapism said.
What town Has the Best Main Street Shopping in Michigan?
Nestled away in the tranquil Upper Peninsula of Michigan lies a quaint and charming small town that has the hearts of locals and travelers alike. With its picturesque landscapes, warm community spirit, and a Main Street that feels like a page out of a storybook, Calumet has rightfully earned its reputation as the Best Main Street shopping in the Wolverine State.
"The motto of Calumet in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is "respecting our past, building our future" — evident in the friendly Sixth Street downtown hub. In summer, Pasty Fest celebrates the Cornish food devoured by miners a century ago. In winter, Christmas in Calumet typically features caroling and horse-drawn carriage rides. No matter what time of year, there's dining and shopping in this town of about 650 people", Cheapism noted about the town that was once the center of Michigan's copper mining industry.
So, if you're in search of a shopping experience like no other, make your way to Calumet in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. With its warm hospitality, unique shops, and breathtaking scenery, you'll fall in love with this charming small town.
Take a look at the other "Best Small Town Shopping Districts" across the country here.
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