Explore > Michigan > Welcome to Michigan
welcome header

Places Welcoming You

gs logo Wayne County Fairgrounds RV Park
Belleville, Michigan
gs logo Detroit/Greenfield RV Park
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Welcome to Michigan

The Wolverine State has more beachfront than the entire Eastern Seaboard, more coastline than any other state in the Lower 48, and it produces more fresh fruit pies than any other place in the country. Surrounded by the Great Lakes, it’s also home to more lighthouses than any other state, while the interior is covered in a sea of dense inland forest. To the uninitiated, Michigan is full of surprises. And that’s what makes it so fun to explore.

Most visitors will find themselves initially drawn to Detroit, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor. Each city is centrally located within the state and offers relatively quick access to the shores of Lake Superior (to the north), Lake Huron (to the east) and Lake Erie (to the southeast). In the northwest, Traverse City is a popular destination that’s perched directly on the edge of Grand Traverse Bay.

Family-friendly attractions include the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners and Front Street in Downtown Traverse City.



Michigan is a land of plenty for those with a thirst for the great outdoors. Draped in thick forests, teeming with more than 12,000 inland lakes, graced with scores of beaches and harbors, and threaded with abundant rivers and streams, Michigan is a nature lover’s dream come true. There’s simply no end to the amount of year-round outdoor adventure for visitors.

On the north coast of the Upper Peninsula on the shores of Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Punctuated by dramatic sandstone cliffs, sand dunes and waterfalls, the park is great for hiking and fishing.

If you’re on the Lower Peninsula, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on the west coast is a must visit. Here, massive bluffs tower over Lake Michigan at heights of up to 450 feet. The park is dotted with a selection of inland lakes, lined with 35 miles of lakeshore beachfront and features 13 distinct hiking trails that snake through lush, protected forest.

Off the north coast of the Lower Peninsula near the Straits of Mackinac in Lake Huron is Mackinac Island. This community has banned the automobile but makes up for it with its array of historic sites, including the iconic Grand Hotel, a striking Victorian structure with a wide, sweeping patio that treats visitors to incredible views of the lake.