Fun Facts About Michigan

Michigan has the second longest coastline in the U.S., following Alaska…Michigan is home to more than 11,000 lakes…Michigan has 129 lighthouses…Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline in the U.S…In Michigan, you are never farther than 6 miles from a lake or river…In Michigan, you are never farther than 85 miles from a Great Lake…Michigan is the only state made up of two peninsulas…There are more than 100 state parks in Michigan…There are five national parks in Michigan…

50 Facts To Celebrate Michigan – MLive

p.s. Β Michigan small towns and cities magically light up during the holidays and create a beautiful winter wonderland!

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  1. scifihammy says:

    Interesting fun facts πŸ˜€

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    So curious about this photo… looks like it is taken from an airplane, but what about the lit M.sign??

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    1. One of my favorite stops during the holidays is this downtown shopping/restaurant area that is decorated with a million lights. This shot was taken looking up at the storefront lights and the name and the store celebrate a Michigan State of Mind.πŸ™‚

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      1. Eliza Waters says:

        I never would have guessed that!

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  3. And Michigan has lots of people with Finnish ancestors.

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    1. I knew our wonderful Upper Peninsula had many people with Finnish ancestry, but when I checked after your comment I discovered the Upper Peninsula region has the highest population of Finnish ancestry in the United States.πŸ™‚

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      1. The climate is there very much like ours, Finland is a country wiht thousands of lakes, so it was a good place to settle down, almost like here.

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  4. Great state! I used to live there on a lake that was part of a chain of lakes! πŸ™‚

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    1. There are so many things to love about Michigan and the beautiful inland lakes and Great Lakes and their surrounding communities and beach towns are amazing.πŸ™‚

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  5. Jet Eliot says:

    I had no idea there was this magnitude of water surrounding Michigan. Interesting facts, ACI, and dazzling photo.

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    1. Thank you!πŸ™‚ Lake Michigan and Lake Superior are my favorites, but somehow the lakes are usually always calm when I’m there and I miss the big waves. There was a storm in October that produced over twenty foot waves on Lake Superior, I wish I had been there for that. I find the beaches and lakes to be as beautiful in winter as in summer and always love finding a deserted stretch of beach.πŸ™‚

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  6. jaicommunity says:

    All the more reason to schedule some visits. Thanks For Sharing

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the fun facts and definitely worth a visit.πŸ™‚

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  7. plaidcamper says:

    Great state, fun post, and I’ve always enjoyed Michigan and Minnesota on cross-border visits – feel quite at home there! Plus, the mitten state – excellent!

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    1. Thank you and living in the wonderful mitten state, I’ve always felt a little bad that I only like to wear gloves.πŸ™‚ Although this winter, neither may be necessary!

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  8. Laurie Graves says:

    A water state, a state to visit. Someday, maybe.

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    1. When traveling in or out of Michigan, my first thought is usually about finding a place to stay by the water.πŸ™‚

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      1. Laurie Graves says:

        You can’t beat staying by water.

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  9. jillslawit says:

    Wow, never knew any of that! Never been across the pond ever, but if I ever have the opportunity, and can ever afford, Michigan seems perfect. Put the kettle on.

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    1. I love living in Michigan, but have dreamed of traveling to England, Scotland and Ireland for years and they have always been at the top of my travel wish list. I’m still hoping I make it there someday.πŸ™‚

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      1. jillslawit says:

        There are many beautiful places in England, Scotland and Ireland. And also Wales which has its fair share of lakes and mountains. Hopefully you’ll make it over someday.

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