Red Arrow Guide

Tucked away along the southernmost shores of Lake Michigan, an unassuming string of beach towns are connected by a defunct intercoastal known as the Red Arrow Highway. Close enough to Chicago to tune into a Cubs game, yet far enough away to feel like you’ve stumbled upon an uncharted isle, here you can get your fill of knick knacks, pale ale and bacon jam all while enjoying the simple rhythms of the greatest of freshwater lakes.

What follows is a sampling of Red Arrow spots along with the single best things to eat, drink and do.