Bordered by four of the five Great Lakes, Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline in the world. The mitten-shaped Midwest state also plays home to over 11,000 inland lakes, giving it the nickname the Great Lakes State.

With access to so much fresh water, Michigan provides visitors with their pick of recreational activities. In the summer months, tourists can hike and bike the dunes of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan or lounge on the quiet shores of Empire Beach. Canoeing on the waters of Saginaw Bay and gazing at Lake Superior’s Pictured Rocks are also popular activities.

For winter water fun, Michigan tourists can go ice fishing on Lake St. Clair, test out the…

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