The Great Lake state, Michigan is surrounded by four Great Lakes with miles of shoreline, waterfalls, highest sand dunes, pine forests and miles of beaches.
Michigan has two peninsulas each surrounded by Great Lakes shoreline connected by the five mile Mackinaw bridge.
Vacationing in Michigan depends on what you like to do: Camping, boating and swimming in the summer months around early June to early September;
Fall colors are beautiful during the months of September and October; Winter with its many ski slopes and snow mobile trails last from December until
Wolves and moose still roam free on the Isle Royale National Park, one of hundreds of Michigan islands. Probably the most known island is Mackinac Island in the Straits of Mackinac. The famous Grand Hotel is located here. Michiganian's and tourist enjoy walking the streets, or taking a horse carriage ride, enjoying its Victorian setting. The Upper Peninsula still has many wildlife and waterfowl refuges, copper and iron mines, lots for beautiful waterfalls and the famous Soo Locks that opens up Lake Superior to Lake Huron for ocean freighters delivering there goods.
Traveling in Michigan
Michigan has so much to offer whether you are traveling on business or enjoying a Michigan vacation. The business traveler will enjoy the comforts of the many top-rated hotels and transportation to get you to your meetings. At night you can relax after a hard day of meetings. Detroit's night light includes the downtown Casinos, top rated restaurant or a walk around Greek Town.
There is so much to do in anyone of the Michigan's four season. Springtime you can enjoy the Holland's Tulip Time festival or Flower Day at the historic Detroit's Eastern Market. With the miles of shoreline and all the lakes boating, fishing, camping are just a few of the Summer outdoor activities. Fall is another beautiful season in Michigan with's its vibrant orange, yellow and red fall color changes of leaves. Michigan has been known for it's Winter Wonder Land. Snow mobiling, skiing and dog sledding are just a few of the winter outdoor fun.
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Moving or Relocating in MichiganMichigan, a multi-cultural state that offers quality education, affordable housing, the best cultural institutions, recreation for four seasons Sterling Heights, a suburb of Detroit, is one of the nation's safest place for your family to live. The state capitol is Lansing home to Michigan State University. Ann Arbor, known for its political activism, is the sixth largest city in Michigan.
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Michigan, home to the Big 3; Ford, General Motors and Chrysler, is well known for it's automotive products and services. Other industries include information technology, copper and iron ore mining, chemicals, aerospace, military equipment and Michigan is a huge grower of Christmas trees.
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Michigan has many nature trails for biking and walking all year around. Or you can hike along the shorelines or explore into the woods. Enjoy winter sports like skiing, snow mobiling as well as cross country skiing on the many trails. Summer months in Michigan you will find canoeing and kayaking is very popular on the many rivers,streams and lakes. Over the years Michigan has been voted one of the best places to golf with its well kept and challenging golf courses.
Michigan is home to the Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Redwings and the WNBA Detroit Shock
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The Mackinaw bridge that spans 5 miles is one of the
longest suspension bridges in the world that connects the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan;
The world's largest limestone quarry is in Rogers City;
Detroit is known as the car capital of the world;
Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world;
Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes and more than 36,000 miles of streams;
Isle Royale National Park shelters one of the largest moose herds remaining in the United States;
The Upper Michigan Copper Country is the largest commercial deposit of native copper in the world;
The mile long Detroit-Windsor tunnel, under the Detroit River, was the first auto traffic tunnel built between two nations;
Packard Motor Car Company in Detroit manufactured the first air-conditioned car in 1939;
Alpena is the home of the world's largest cement plant;
The The Sleeping Bear Dunes rises 460 feet above Lake Michigan;
The 38th president of the United States, Gerald R. Ford, grew up in Grand Rapids and became;
The American Museum of Magic is the largest privately owned museum in Marshall Michigan;
Grand Rapids has a 24-foot Leonardo da Vinci horse, called Il Gavallo, it is the largest equestrian bronze sculpture in the Western Hemisphere;
The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America to feature animals to roam cageless and open-exhibits;
Vernor's ginger ale was created in Detroit in 1866 and became the first soda pop made in the United States;
Michigan is often called the "Wolverine State" there are no longer any wolverines in Michigan;
Michigan's state stone is The Petoskey stone and is found along the shores of Lake Michigan;
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