Tourism in Michigan
Tourism in Michigan
Michigan is a state of the US Midwest, surrounded in by the Great Lakes, which form a natural border with the Canadian province of Ontario. It is surrounded to the north by Lake Superior, on the west by Lake Michigan and Wisconsin, on the east by Lake Huron and Lake Erie and to the south by Indiana and Ohio, with for capital Lansing with and an area of 250,941 km2.
Its name comes from American Natives who occupied the region to the origin; meaning big water Ojibwe word Mishigamaw. It is called the state of the Great Laces.
Are climate is humid continental climate without dry season influenced by the Great Lakes. With generally some cold winters to hot and humid summers with the minimum temperatures fall below -10 ° C and can go up to 32 ° C.
In Leelanau Peninsula, and are microclimates costs you will discover the local cuisine that goes well with wines from this small region and nestles close to 25 wineries and a selection of grapes well suited are climate like: Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.
That region known as the "Up North
Today Michigan takes advantage of its immense natural resources and historical heritage for the benefit of summer and winter tourism, with its thousands of snowmobile trails or dog sleds.
With these Lakes and its 5,000 km of coastline the Michigan is offers a multitude of opportunities like escapades time for a weekend day or a holiday week.
The coastline in fact offers countless walks with its 149 light-houses or islands give some rotational hundreds by boat in some days to explore the countless small ports along the coast giving you the opportunity to play treasure seekers or simply to enjoy the beaches with its immense sand dunes.
If you leaving the coast of the Great Lakes you discovered some large and vast forests dotted with thousands of lakes around which many picturesque villages settled.
Further north on the Canadian border does not come and see Locks Soo Locks in Sault Ste Marie that let the gigantic ocean freighters but this area is also a haven for wildlife and green tourisms lovers who come to enjoy countless waterfalls.
Without forget the village of Holland on the coast of Lake Michigan, was created by a religious community came from the Netherlands, the village where we find the Dutch origins with a colonial architecture accompanied by the famous mill of Holland and the manufacturer shoes, it is a nice place or it is good to walk for a weekend.
Further south on the Indiana frontier border you will discover a series of small ports (small resort) that allow you to swim, boat, go fishing, eating in a restaurant with a view of the beaches.
This southern region is more agricultural, but apart from these small towns it is also more urbanized than the North it is in that region you can find the city of Detroit, US 6th metropolis or it is good to visit the Detroit Institute of Art not to miss, or the Motown Historical Museum, witness of soul music.