So Many Things To Do!

  • Boating - over 7,000 miles of canoe able streams, 13,000 miles of trout waters, and over 700 access sites.
  • Camping - 96 State Parks and six State Forests!
  • Diving - Michigan's nine underwater preserves include nearly 1,900 square miles  and include shipwrecks, artifacts, and natural features. Skin and scuba divers from across the United States to explore these shipwrecks and observe how the cold, fresh water of the Great Lakes preserves history. It is a felony to remove or disturb artifacts in the Great Lakes. 
  • Fishing - Four Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes! 
  • Hunting - Seasons, Licenses & Applications
  • Parks - Southwest Michigan parks provide a wide variety of ways to recreate.  Reservations can be made by calling 1- 800 - 44PARKS.
  • Trails - for  Snowmobiles Hiking  Biking  Horseback Riding  Mountain Biking  Wheelchair Access  Skiing
The Michigan wilds, numerous inland lakes, and some 3,000 mi (4,800 km) of shoreline, combined with a pleasantly cool summer climate, have long attracted vacationers. In the winter Michigan's snow-covered hills bring skiers from all over the Midwest.

Michigan: A Great Place to Live and Vacation

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Michigan Facts and Figures

Area, 58,216 sq mi (150,779 sq km). Pop. (1995 est.) 9,549,000; (1990) 9,295,297, a 0.4% increase over 1980 pop. Capital, Lansing. Largest city, Detroit. Statehood, Jan. 26, 1837 (26th state). Highest pt., Mt. Curwood, 1,980 ft (604 m); lowest pt., Lake Erie, 572 ft (174 m). Nickname, Wolverine State. Motto, Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice [If You Seek a Pleasant Peninsula, Look about You]. State bird, robin. State flower, apple blossom. State tree, white pine. Abbr., Mich.; MI

Michigan from space shuttle
Michigan from Space Shuttle
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Lansing is the capital, and Detroit is the largest city.
Other major cities are Grand Rapids, Warren, Flint, and Ann Arbor.


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