"Michigan is not Detroit" Top 5 Page for this destination Michigan by dlandt

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The Land of Michigan

Michigan is an underrated state largely because Detroit has such a horrible reputation. I find it rather pleasant, though its tourist sector is not as well developed as Wisconsin's. It has some mind boggling amount of coast with a large number of beaches, plus forests with cabins and lakes in the north. it has the UP, practically a separate state unto itself, and in the south, a chain of smaller cities strung out in a chain along I-94.

One thing that I find interesting about Michigan, which is absent in Illinois, is that it has MILITARY history. People actually fought battles here, and made forts, and viewed it as a strategic place. One or two minor incidents aside, we never really had bitter Indian wars or sharp British-American conflicts like in Michigan.

Michigan has matured a lot from its days as the auto industry's hinterland.

  • Last visit to Michigan: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated Dec 30, 2011
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    This page reminds me that Michigan is a big state and I have only seen a small slice of it, namely along the coast of Lake Michigan where I spent some summers when I was a child.

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2009 at 3:04 AM

    Fantastic tips! I also try to remind everyone that New Jersey is not Newark. Thanks for showing the real side of Michigan. Have a fabulous birthday.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    wowwie, you've been around the world. Good show! The UP Cut River Bridge looks so inviting. Its those little breaks that can really make a trip special. Happy Trails!

  • Maria250's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2006 at 11:25 AM

    Yep! Same here! ...Great tips!!

  • moiraistyx's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2006 at 10:18 AM

    Nice pics, can't wait to hear more about your trip.

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