Yes, we know that Michigan is cold, and winter can often last from October until May. We’re well aware that Detroit has a reputation for being tough and rundown, and that the auto industry is a big deal. But, there are a few things that we Michigan locals want you to know about our beautiful state that you may not have heard before.
1. Our state is truly beautiful.
Just because Michigan tends to have chilly winters doesn’t mean it isn’t the most gorgeous state in the Union. We have more coastline than any state other than Alaska, a dark sky park where we can see the Milky Way and the Northern Lights, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and the U.P. (upper peninsula), which is where Michiganders go to escape when people from Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois take their summer vacations along Lake Michigan. Have you heard of Pictured Rocks, Mackinac Island, the Soo Locks, Tahquamenon Falls, or Isle Royale?