Michigan is a mecca for anyone who appreciates the unrivaled beauty of nature. The state is actually comprised of two peninsulas, giving it the longest freshwater coastline in the entire world. Think that Detroit is all Michigan has to offer? Think again.
Vacationers can relax on one of 100 public beaches and explore the highest freshwater sand dunes in the world. The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Huron is the only marine sanctuary in all of the Great Lakes. Marine museums, lighthouses, and shipwreck diving preserves dot the coastline.
The Upper Peninsula, or “UP” to the locals, is 90% forested and gives home to wildlife and waterfowl. Winter lovers will have their fill at one of the UP’s beautiful ski resorts. Summer visitors are not to be disappointed with 150 waterfalls to explore.
Looking for luxury? Visit Mackinac Island. Here, you are instantly transported to the Victorian Era. The car-free island is home to a huge 18th-century fort and the over 100 year old Grand Hotel, which happens to be America’s largest summer resort hotel.
Whether you’re exploring the untamed wilderness or living like Victorian royalty, your first vacation to Michigan surely will not be your last.