𝒎𝒊𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒈𝒂𝒏'𝒔 𝒃𝒊𝒓𝒕𝒉𝒅𝒂𝒚! 185 𝒀𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔.
On January 26, 1837, our beautiful mitten was granted statehood, which means the Great Lakes State is turning 185 years old!
We have the coolest shaped state
And the nicest people
Two peninsulas. One state.
11,000 inland lakes larger than 5 acres
The greatest number of different foods grown of any state except California
Longest freshwater shoreline in the US & more shoreline than any other state in the lower 48 (yes, more than California)!
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
You don’t have to pay money to go to the beach
Yoopers and Trolls
The handy map, of course
Michigan rock hunting is the best on Earth
Sea Shells City’s Giant Clam
Cherry pie from Grand Traverse Pie Company and The Cherry Hut
Christmas time in Frankenmuth
Riding bikes around Mackinac Island
Surfing the Great Lakes
3,177 miles of Great Lakes shoreline (and no sharks or stinging eyes!)
Rollerblading the TART Trail
Freshwater fishing. There is no bad fishing season.
Four seasons, each with its own allure
Michigan barns have their own styles
Bonfires on the beach
Empire Asparagus Festival
Beaches and skiing both in the same state
Sunsets in Pentwater, Ludington, Manistee, Onekama, Frankfort, Empire, Glen Arbor, Leland, Elk Rapids, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Harbor Springs … pretty much everywhere