Known as the Great Lakes State
Michigan features more shoreline than any other state except Alaska, with shores along four of the Great Lakes: Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Erie. Lake Michigan divides the state into two peninsulas. Residents and visitors alike are able to enjoy the great outdoors of Michigan. With more than 3,200 miles of shoreline, 11,000 inland lakes, 5,600 miles of snowmobile trails, dozens of downhill ski resorts and four national parks, there's more than enough nature to go around. In autumn, when the leaves of the state's lush forests explode into shades of red, orange and yellow, you'll have the luxury of enjoying the views on driving tours, at fall festivals or cider mills or at the vineyards nestled in the most scenic areas of the state.
Ann Arbor is a small cosmopolitan city in southeast Michigan, approximately one hour west of the greater Detroit metropolitan area. Ann Arbor has a population of just over 125,000. In addition to the cultural opportunities provided by the university, the city provides a lively arts scene, excellent restaurants, microbreweries, coffeehouses, music clubs, museums and other entertainment. Ann Arbor's "Tree City" nickname stems from the dense forestation of its parks and residential areas. The city holds more than 50,000 trees sited along city streets, and is home to 147 parks.