Pure Michigan: What Will Your Next Escape Be?

The State of Michigan is in the American Midwest, known as The Great Lakes State, the principal city and location of the international airport is Detroit.

The State is made up of two large peninsulas called the Upper and Lower Peninsula respectively. It borders the other US States of Ohio, Wisconsin and Indiana with land borders and shares a water border with Illinois and Minnesota. The City of Detroit has a bridge that crosses into Canada.

Keep it Fresh

For those interested in adventure and who want to experience the best of the outdoors, the snow-capped peaks, fresh powder, water sports and abundance of natural wilderness, Michigan will be a revelation. The skies, free of light pollution, mean it is the perfect place to observe night-time skies scattered with stars, and daytime skies that are the deepest blue.

Farm to Fork

Iconic cities, open roads and picturesque towns – the State is blessed with attractions that provide visitors with a taste of what might be called “The Real America”, and if taste is high on the agenda the food and drink on offer is of the highest quality. Traverse City, known as the Cherry Capital of the World, produces some of the finest wines to be found anywhere, and Grand Rapids, known as Beer City, has over 40 craft breweries. The state prides itself on locally sourced produce, with a strong farm to fork culture catering for the most discerning tastes.

Music and Innovation That Changed the World

Detroit has re-generated to regain its place as one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the United States. Celebrating its automotive heritage, the Motor City has embraced the past and houses the Motor Cities National Heritage Area. This area builds on the story of how the southeast, Michigan, and Detroit put the world on wheels.

The city is the home to the world-famous Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, America’s “Greatest History Attraction”, and a thriving arts and culinary scene. It is also the home to Hitsville USA, the birthplace of Motown; the original studio complex is now a fantastic museum. This is not the only musical innovation the City relates to: techno, or more accurately Detroit Techno, was born out of Electro, Industrial and Chicago House music in the 1980s right in the heart of Detroit.

Lakes that Feel Like Oceans

The Great Lakes region accounts for more than 20% of the worlds surface freshwater, and Michigan’s iconic shape is framed by four of them: Superior, Huron, Erie and Michigan. This means that Michigan has more freshwater coastline than any U.S. state. The natural beauty of the region is preserved in the State and National Parks. Among those: Sleeping Dunes National Lakeshore with its outstanding natural features, which include astonishing 35 miles of wind sculptured sand dunes and glacial formations; Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, close to the town of Munising with its own amazing dunes and multi coloured sandstone cliffs; and Isle Royale, a designated international iosphere.

Discover Pure Michigan

With daily flights to Detroit from London, new flights from Dublin into the region via Aer Lingus and Detroit via Reykjavik with Icelandair, along with a host of one stop options, Michigan has never been so accessible.

Keep it Fresh and discover why they call it Pure Michigan.

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