Welcome to Michigan
In Michigan, you’re never more than 6 miles away from an inland body of water or 85 miles from a Great Lake. What does this mean for fun-seekers? Uncrowded shores, fine-sand beaches and lush forests right at your fingertips. Friendly towns and iconic cities also open their arms for visitors.
Michigan’s stunning landscapes will stimulate your sense of adventure while encouraging relaxation. A great place to start is the state’s west coast along Lake Michigan’s shoreline. Silver Lake Sand Dunes draws visitors in with hiking trails and surfing beaches. To the north, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore boasts a 64-mile stretch of soaring bluffs, shimmering shoreline and serene meadows. On the northern shore of Michigan’s upper peninsula, along Lake Superior, you’ll find the dramatic, vibrant cliffs of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
An Inland Angler’s Dream Come True
With 11,000 inland lakes and 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, Michigan puts many fishing destinations in the continental U.S. to shame. Anglers in search of walleye will find plenty of it in Belleville Lake, Union Lake and Lake Leelanau. Lake St. Clair is a popular hot spot for bass, while Hubbard Lake is a great place to try ice fishing in the winter. Hunters can harvest white-tailed deer, turkey, bear, elk and waterfowl from more than 10 million acres of public hunting land and 111 wildlife management areas. Michigan is also famed for its upland bird hunting, specifically ruffed grouse and woodcock.