Most of Michigan’s population and its major cities are in the lower peninsula, while much of its beauty is in the upper peninsula. Although the two peninsulas make up one state, there are some major differences from one side of the Mighty Mac to the other.
1. The food
Most of Michigan’s major cities are in the south, and that’s where most newcomers live when they move to the state, bringing new kinds of food with them. Due to the real estate crash a few years ago, chefs from out of state are moving in and opening restaurants of all kinds, especially in Detroit.
Detroit is also known for pizza, Grand Rapids is known for its breweries, Frankenmuth is known for its chicken… while the upper peninsula is known for more traditional foods like pasties, fresh fish, and homemade jam.