Absolutely, the west side has a great coast. There are many places to see. Close to Indiana is Southhaven and Saugatuck. Farther up Holland, Traverse City, Petoskey and Mackinaw City/Island. I am originally from Ohio and have just started exploring Michigan. It offers so much and has so much beauty, we have decided for the next couple of years we are going to concentrate on travelling here instead of going west and east as we have done in the past. The cities that I mentioned I have seen and can say they have a lot to do and are beautiful. I don't know how much color is changing north of here, but the fall is a great time to tour seeing all the colors. If you are a beer lover, there probably is no better single state in the union offering the number of quality craft beers/breweries that you'll find here. As far as campgrounds, I usually go by ratings on the web. If you go as far as Traverse City, we stayed at Timber Ridge and was really impressed with it. Any other questions, feel free to PM me or post.