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Great Lakes (Lake Michigan-) - 4 of 5 Great Lakes in MI?


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Have now been to 4 of the Great Lakes. Didn't realize until we were in Michigan that MI is home to 4 of the 5 Great Lakes.
They now have tshirts w/ Great Lakes logo everywhere, and are changing state's motto from Industrial to 'Pure Michigan' not sure what slogan is, but sounds nice LOL :)
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Tahquamenon Falls Park & Whitefish Point


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Stopped by Tahquamenon Falls Park at recommendation of Merrie-Lynn. Was very pretty. Then went on to visit the Shipwreck Museum, Lighthouse, (you can spend night at), and wreck site of the Edmund Fitzgerald ship.

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Mackinac Bridge (Engineering Marvel) !! - ride ferry under i


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The Mackinac Bridge is a suspension bridge connecting the 'UP' Upper Peninsula of Michigan. to the Lower. Locally it's called the Mighty Mac. It's the longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the Western Hemisphere. Lakes Michigan & Huron run beneath.

Luckily our ferry ride to Mackinac Island included a ride under this spectacular bridge.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


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Spend 2 nights at the Campground. Only planned to stay 1. The second day we had a full day. We saw people fishing offshore. Then salmon waiting to spawn near a gate. Hiked a nice trail to an overlook.

And then decided to hike the dunes. Bad idea in the heat of 86 F with no water. And last took the scenic drive around the park. Fall in Northern Michigan is really special with pretty color leaves, warm days, and cool nights, and sparkling Great Lakes all around.

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Great Lakes (Lake Huron) - Clear water, & Cool metalworking


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Spent the night in Bay City, MI campground. Tried to get some Lake Huron water there. But due to marshland, was brown. Drove to shoreline area, near Michigan's 'thumb'. Also in the campground they had cool metal working in the form of culverts used for fire rings, & also around town as flower planters. Great they are finding new creative uses for all the skilled metal working in Michigan.

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Great use of Culverts - firepits throughout the park!
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