Traveling in Michigan
In the continental US, Michigan has more coastline than any other state. With a northern climate, you’ll find sailing and swimming in the summer, with ice fishing and even dog sledding in the winter. I’ve crossed through Michigan several times as I drove to Canada or other places, and finally made a real trip a few years back. So far I’ve visited the capital of Lansing, Detroit, Dearborn, and a visit to Saugatuck Dunes along the Great Lakes. Next up would be an interesting winter or summer trip to the Upper Peninsula, Michigan’s most northern and remote region!
Detroit has certainly seen its population decline over the years, but the city still has much to offer travelers. Detroit is fairly diverse, with districts ranging from modern and classy areas to cultural places such as Greektown. The city is home to the nation’s largest car manufactures such as Ford and GM, but many other famous American icons such as Mo-Town also began their roots here!
The capital Lansing isn’t known to most Americans, but its small town atmosphere and river trail make it a fun place to visit. Lansing also has the state’s largest and best museums, that cover everything related to Michigan’s history.
This small suburb of Detroit is famous for being the hometown of Henry Ford. His childhood home still stands and is now part of the Ford museum; the largest indoor-outdoor museum complex in the country. Furthermore, Dearborn is also known for having the largest number of Arabs in the United states and the largest mosque in the America.
Saugatuck Dunes are just one of many scenic places you can visit along Michigan’s coast. The dunes offer some short hikes, areas for picnicking and of course plenty of water sports and a relaxing atmosphere. Although a colder climate, the coast is beautiful with tall green grass and northern trees lining the shore, which resembles many places in northern Europe.