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About Michigan

You can never get enough of the State of Michigan

Sheathed with Great Lakes and the world’s most extensive 3,200 miles of freshwater shoreline, the State of Michigan is located in the Midwest region of the United States of America. This place brags of numerous sun kissed beaches with rustic lighthouses and a wealth of historical places to visit.

An amazing State packed with expediency and charm

Michigan derived its name after Lake Michigan. The French adaptation of the Ojibwa word ‘mishigamaa’ means large lake or large water. This beautiful state comprises of a 97,990 square miles area and it is the 26th state to join the union of the American states in 1837, with Lansing as its capital city. The State of Michigan has many nicknames such as the Great Lake State, the Mitten Shaped State, the Wolverine State or Water Winter Wonderland.This state enjoys four seasons and has various fun activities for all throughout the year, right from snowmobiling to hiking to fishing. Apart from the highly cultured and exciting cities in Michigan, there are many extremely popular tourist attractions which one cannot miss. Places like Sugarloaf Mountain, the Henry Ford Museum, Mackinac Island, Isle Royal National Park, Detroit city, the Soo Locks, etc., add cultural and scenic beauty to the Michigan State.

A few places that can take your breath away in the State of Michigan:

–       Detroit

The most popular and one of the most exciting places in Michigan is Detroit. This city has something interesting for everyone from ultra-chic nightclubs and casinos to inspirational museums to stadiums and theatre.

 

–       Mackinac Island 

You can visit this beautiful and picturesque island of Mackinac, via ferry. This quaint island has a fort which was built by the British in 1782. You can imagine yourself to be living in a bygone era on this island due to its antiquated shops and horse buggies.

 

–       Traverse City 

Located in the west side of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Traverse City reveals to you some exceptional grade wineries. This place is famous for celebrating the colorful Cherry Festival in the month of July because around 75% of the tart cherries are cultivated here on this land. This city is also well known for sporting activities such as golf and water sports.

 

–       Paradise 

Paradise is situated in the northeastern part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The striking Tahquamanon Waterfalls on the east of the famous Mississippi River, gives you a breath taking view. Bird watching, canoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, are some of the adventures to get involved in Paradise.

 

–       Lexington and The Thumb

Very near to Metro Detroit, this incredible place is a haven of glittering sunshine, warm sandy beaches and spectacular landscapes. The crystal clear waters of Lake Huron attract swimmers and fishing addicts like bees. Fishes like Trout, Salmon, Perch, etc., are abundant over here and hence visitors are over enthusiastic to visit this place.

 

–       Isle Royale

Isle Royale is an astounding 165 miles of utter wilderness and a reverie for nature lovers. The archipelago in this place is a formation created by the toughened molten lava. The North Woods Sanctuary is famous for wandering moose and wolves. Wildlife at its best can be enjoyed here along with fishing, hiking and paddling.

You can never get enough of all the interesting places in the State of Michigan.