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Michigan

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MICHIGAN?

My little corner of Michigan is arguably a form of pure paradise. I’m lucky enough to call this my home base. The magic rises over Lake Michigan’s dazzling lakeshore, it’s in the Pictured Rocks which have been around for centuries, and it’s evident in the rich histories we share through our many small museums. Through first-hand experiences, I’m eager to showcase what our corner of the sun has to offer in a way in which both fascinates and invites you to explore where you live.

Around The State

Grand Rapids

Holland

Shelby

Midland

Kalamazoo

“Lavender Labyrinth at Cherry Point Farm & Market”

TWO PENINSULA’S, ONE STATE

Two distinctly different peninsulas separate the state, each boasting its own vibe. The lower peninsula flourishes with its fun beach towns, bigger cities, and a bit of unique small-town warmth to each place you visit.

The upper peninsula captures your attention with awe-inspiring landscapes that dust this piece of the state. Waterfalls and wildlife conservation abound, preserving the beauty for years to come.

Whichever portion you are looking to explore, your in for a great time.

MICHIGAN ESSENTIALS

There are a few items any traveler needs when coming to visit my state. No matter the season, you want to make sure that your visit is enjoyable, and these top 4 essentials will help ensure just that.

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Carry Bug Spray

We believe in the glorious outdoors with all our heart up here, you want to make sure you are covered! Mosquitos thrive near water, and we are surrounded by three lakes, meaning you are never more than 85 miles from one of them. Bugs are plentiful, so be prepared. 

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Sweatshirts are year around apparel

It’s not uncommon to wear a tank top during the day in the summer and at night need a sweater to cover your arms. Many times in traveling across the state, the temperature has changed from 80 degrees to 55 within a couple of hours. Keeping something cozy close by helps to ensure an enjoyable time for all.

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Wear Comfortable Shoes

I used to be a heels only kind of girl, but not anymore! It’s few and far between here that you need anything other than a couple of pairs of REALLY comfortable shoes. If you don’t see yourself walking over multiple types of terrain in them for a few miles, probably not ideal for the trip. 

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Invest in a Waterproof Phone/Camera Case

I cannot express how many times I have dropped my phone in some part of Lake Michigan. There’s always something beautiful I want to capture, and whoops, there goes the phone, or the camera is soaking wet, and I am frantically drying it off. Save yourself a little disarray and INVEST! Trust me, its worth it. 

 

“If I had to describe the scent of Michigan in spring and summer, it wouldn’t be a
particular smell – blooming wildflowers or boat exhaust off the lake – it would be a color: Green.”
― Viola Shipman, The Charm Bracelet

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