... Michigan is home to more miles of freshwater shoreline than any other state.
... The only authentic Dutch windmill still operating in the U.S. lives in Michigan.
What’s in a peninsula? Well, if you’re Michigan, you have nearly an entire state in one! Michigan has a population of 10.1 million people and a median household income of $54,909. This puts Michigan firmly in 32nd place for this statistic. But let’s get back to the interesting stuff, like the fact that Michigan is the only state that is split between two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula is what gives Michigan the nickname as the Mitten State.
Mitten or not, the state is an economic powerhouse with strong manufacturing, industrial, agricultural, forestry, and high-tech industries. Prominent employers include Ford, Domino’s Pizza, Little Caesars, Whirlpool, DTE Energy, Penske, General Motors, and more.
Spending time on Lake Michigan is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the area. Michigan actually has one of the largest dedicated state forest systems in the country, with lots of opportunities made for public hiking as well as hunting access. Golf courses are also abundant in Michigan.