1. We are, figuratively speaking, actually above most other states.
Geographically, Michigan sits above many of its fellow states in the lower 48. While we aren’t the northernmost state by any means, our placement does come with plenty of perks: we’ve got easy access to the wonders of Canada, our Upper Peninsula features some of the most fantastic natural beauty imaginable, and -- yes -- we feel proud to be close to "the top."
2. Our Great Lakes are mesmerizing.
Each and every one of our stunning Great Lakes seems to sparkle and shine, no matter what the season. From the impossibly blue waters of Lake Michigan to the beautiful shorelines of Lake Superior and Lake Huron, there’s nothing not to love about these fantastic bodies of water. The scenery at our beaches will hold your attention like a glimmering diamond.
3. Michiganders are genuinely kind.
You know that old stereotype about "Midwestern niceness?" It’s true, and you’ll find plenty of evidence here in the Great Lakes State. We Michiganders pride ourselves on being friendly to our loved ones and neighbors alike, and you might even get a few waves and smiles as you walk through the streets of our charming towns. Unless, of course, you’re wearing Ohio State gear.
4. In every season, the outdoors take center stage.
There’s nothing more pure and beautiful than nature, and Michigan is lucky to offer plenty of attractions throughout the year. In the winter, try your hand at some cross-country skiing as you marvel at frozen waterfronts. During the spring and summer months, sunshine brings a new sense of life to our state. In the fall, of course, you’ll be delighted by endless fall foliage. What’s not to love?
5. There’s something here for everyone, regardless of age.
From amusement parks to museums, Michigan boasts a wide variety of attractions and events. Whether you’re 8 years old or 80, our state is sure to make you smile with its many fun-filled adventures. Splash in the freshwater waves, attend an exciting sporting event, or learn about Michigan’s past: no matter who you are, you’ll find something to appreciate about our lovely state.
6. Our state boasts a long and proud history.
Every true crown jewel holds a unique and beautiful history, and the same can be said for the state of Michigan. From our influence within the auto industry to our early days as a hotspot of the copper trade, our state has seen plenty of ups and downs over the years. Our story is absolutely one of a kind.
7. We’re like two states for the price of one.
Most states are limited to just one massive area of land, but Michigan is special: we’ve essentially got two states for the price of one! If you’ve ever visited our incredible Upper Peninsula, you know that it’s like exploring an entirely separate state, complete with cultural differences, new landscapes, and tasty food.
8. Michigan is in a constant state of growth.
We know our state isn’t perfect, but that never stops us from looking to the future. Here in Michigan, one of our strongest assets is our perseverance and refusal to give up, no matter what life throws at us. From economic woes to all sorts of social struggles, we’ve been through tough times -- but we’re always moving.
9. One word: beauty.
It’s impossible to boil Michigan down to just one fantastic feature, but its beauty is certainly near the top of the list. And we don’t just mean natural beauty, though our state has plenty of that. Michigan is beautiful because of its diversity, its kind residents, its rich history, and its ever-improving cities. No matter who you are, you’ll find something to marvel at here in the Great Lakes State.