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"The Higgs" refers to either the town of Higgins Lake, Michigan, the lake itself, or any of the beaches surrounding the lake. It's a slang term employed by the locals, though the town and lake are a popular vacation destination due in part to the gorgeous water and two state parks. (South Higgins Lake State Park and North)
We're going to The Higgs this afternoon for a swim before the townies swarm in for the weekend.

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My friend lives in The Higgs and I told her I'd pick her up on my way up to Grayling this afternoon.

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The Higgs is so beautiful this time of year. Too bad the weather won't last long.

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There's a party in The Higgs tonight - you down?
by TheeJenniBurger October 30, 2009