Nature-lovers and adventure-seekers alike should visit Michigan, which lies in the heart of America’s Midwest region and is surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes: Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie. Because of its prime location, the state contains numerous picturesque beaches – perfect for picnics, surfing and hiking -- as well as dense forests. Finally, urban lovers should travel to Michigan to check out Detroit, a unique city with a gritty atmosphere all its own.
Things Not to Miss in Michigan
• Shopping at Detroit’s Eastern Market, where one can purchase locally-sourced produce, cheese, spices and dishes
• Visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, located in a formerly abandoned auto-dealership, that displays a range of exhibits that rotate every few months
• Hiking and camping in Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and visit the park’s waterfalls, which are 200ft across with a 50ft drop, as well as the park’s brewpub located near the entrance
• Paying a visit to the Detroit Zoo, which boasts the world’s largest polar bear exhibit
• Sampling some of Michigan’s world-famous fudge, made from milk, sugar and chocolate
When to Go to Michigan
For beach-lovers, Michigan travel is best done in the summer months, when water activities – including surfing, hiking, fishing, sailing, motor boating, canoeing and, of course, lounging by the water – are still available and enjoyable. In winter, however, numerous downhill ski-courses open, and the state is an excellent place to cross-country ski.