Michigan

Boasting the longest freshwater coastline of any state, Michigan is a water wanderer’s paradise. From the stunning beaches and sand dunes along Lakes Michigan and Superior to the island-dotted Great Lakes bay region, the Wolverine State offers endless aquatic adventures. Inland you’ll find the dynamic college town of Ann Arbor, fun-loving Grand Rapids, historic Mackinac Island, and the natural beauty of the Upper Peninsula’s forests and waterfalls. Sample cherries, craft beer, and pasties as you explore the mitten-shaped Michigan!

Orchard Beach State Park, Michigan (Photo Credit: Wikipedia - Joshuay04)

Enjoy Lake Michigan from Orchard Beach State Park

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Nestled along the scenic shoreline of Lake Michigan, just a short drive from the charming town of Manistee, lies the breathtaking beauty of Orchard Beach State Park. This over 200 acre state park has been captivating visitors since its establishment as a local railroad company park in 1892. Taken over by the state of Michigan in 1921, Orchard Beach has grown into one of the most beloved state parks for its pristine beach, hiking trails, camping facilities and gorgeous sunsets over Lake Michigan.
Lake of the Clouds, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan (Photo Credit: Flickr - Rachel Kramer)

Visit a Lake in the Clouds at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

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Named by the native Ojibwa people, the Porcupine Mountains are home to the famous Lake of the Clouds. This nearly 60,000 acre state park is known for having the largest old-growth hardwood forest west of the Adirondack Mountains. Today, the park boasts some amazing hiking trails, camping and even snowmobiling in the winter.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, Michigan (Photo Credit: Flickr - Chuck Anderson)

Explore the World’s Largest Museum of African American Culture in Detroit

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Learn about the great role of African Americans in the Detroit music scene and discover the history of the triumphs in black freedom through the Civil Rights Movement. This museum also boasts several changing exhibits that provide even more exciting displays.
Miner's Castle, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan (Photo Credit: Wikipedia - Charles Dawley)

The Amazing Shoreline of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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Towering dramatically along the shore of Lake Superior lies one of Michigan's most awe-inspiring natural wonders - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. This breathtaking landscape of multicolored sandstone cliffs, hidden beaches, cascading waterfalls, and ancient caves has captivated visitors for centuries with its raw beauty.
Skull Cave, Mackinac Island, Michigan (Photo Credit: Wikipedia - Notorious4life)

Skull Cave, a Native American Burial Site and Hideout on Mackinac Island

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This mysterious cave is located within Mackinac Island State Park and exists as a reminder of the areas history. Not only is the landmark of an ancient lake, it also housed the remains of Native Americans from centuries ago.
Munising Falls, Munising, Michigan (Photo Credit: Flickr - Dave Hogg)

Visit Munising Falls

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Nestled within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is the tranquil drop that is Munising Falls. Tumbling over 50 feet over sandstone cliffs, this waterfall is one of the most popular in the Munising area.
Bradley House, Midland, Michigan (Photo Credit: Wikipedia - O. David Redwine)

Tour the Historic Bradley House

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One of Midland’s most historic Victorian homes is a beautifully restored museum known as the Bradley House. Standing near the banks of the Tittabawassee River, the home boasts over a century of history and stories of the growth of the city. Tours explore the inside of the home as well as life in the area at the time of its construction. 
Fair Lane Estate, Dearborn, Michigan (Photo Credit: Wikipedia - Dave Parker)

Visit Henry Ford’s Elegant Estate on the Rouge River

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Famed automotive leader, Henry Ford and his wife Clara named this beautiful estate their home for several decades. Founded on the banks of the Rouge River in Dearborn, this huge Michigan home shares the tales and history of the Ford family.
Arch Rock, Mackinac Island, Michigan (Photo Credit: Wikipedia - N8huckins)

See Mackinac Island’s Famous Arch Rock

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Rising over 146 feet above the Lake Huron shoreline stands Arch Rock. This is one of the most iconic landmarks which stands upon Mackinac Island. Its unique formation attracts visitors on their adventure around the island.
Motown Museum, Detroit, Michigan (Photo Credit: Flickr - londonexpat)

Explore Decades of Music at the Motown Museum

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First opening in the 1960s, this home located in Detroit served as an office and recording studio commonly known as “Hitsville U.S.A”. Motown Records grew in the 1960s and 1970s giving a lot of soul and pop singers their claim to fame. This museum documents the growth of the music and features several impressive artifacts on display.

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