Michigan is studded with beautiful lakes in the Great Lakes region. The state motto is “Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice” (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you). This state is in the American Midwest. The important landmarks, dense forests, and vibrant coastlines offer an incredible escape for tourists. You can take in the quiet lakes, or warm up on the beaches, or hike in the lush forests.
Geographically, Michigan can be differentiated into five areas. On the north, you have the Big Rapids and Northwards. The mid-Michigan region is just south of the Big Rapids and Northwards regions. Upper Peninsula, West Michigan and Southeast or Downstate make up the rest of the state.
Things to do in Michigan
Lake Huron divides the Upper Peninsula and the Lower Peninsula. If you want to tour the natural side of the state, the Upper Peninsula is your best bet; but getting here might be difficult. It has the Porcupine Mountains, Pictured Rocks, Tahquamenon Falls, Mackinac Island and many other natural gems.
That does not mean that the lower peninsula lacks in scenery, it has lively beaches, vast sand dunes, and autumn magic. Detroit and Grand Rapids are huge and important cities. After that, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Ann Arbor are educational hubs. Ann Arbor can also take you on an artsy tour.
There are numerous beaches here because the state has the second largest coastline in the country. Holland and Saugatuck-Douglas are two famous places where you can enjoy the day at the beach. The state changes its colors according to the season; when it is winter, the snow clad glaciers are white. In summer, the beaches are hot and busy. In autumn, the forest floors become carpeted with golden leaves.
You can pursue your dream activity according to the weather. Go skiing in winter, or indulge in winter sports. During summer lounge on the beach, dive into the Great Lakes, or participate in water sports. In Autumn? Do whatever you want or go on a “Color Tour.” Detroit welcomes all sports enthusiasts. Go to a stadium and watch your choice of sport.
Apart from outdoorsy activities, you can go to casinos, clubs, restaurants and theaters. For a quiet holiday take a ferry to Mackinac Island.
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