Welcome to the next post in my series highlighting states we have visited throughout the years. I hope you will enjoy coming along for the ride!
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Michigan became the 26th state on January 26, 1837. The capital is Lansing. Michigan is the only state with two peninsulas.
Our wandering around Michigan took us to three great lakes, two national lakeshores, huge sand dunes, magnificent waterfalls, a beautiful island with no motorized vehicles allowed, a lock connecting two great lakes, lighthouses, and gigantic cliffs.
Our Michigan journeys included camping in Muskegon State Park on Lake Michigan and in Lakeport State Park on Lake Huron.
We picked a beautiful day to explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan.
We had a great view of the Mackinac Bridge from our campsite at Macinaw Mill Creek Campground. The campground was our home base for a visit to Mackinac Island.
Mackinac Island Ferry
On the ferry to Mackinac Island
Lilacs were blooming at Fort Mackinac
After crossing the Mackinac Bridge we spent a few days in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, otherwise known as the UP. We spent a day marveling at the spectacular waterfalls in Tahquamenon (rhymes with phenomenon) Falls State Park.
We drove up to Sault Ste. Marie for a look at the Soo Locks.
Another day was spent exploring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Our campsite at Porcupine Mountains State Park was right next to the rocky shore of Lake Superior.
We enjoyed seeing a few of Michigan’s Lighthouses.