The mid-west US state of Michigan is well known for its iconic city of Detroit: the ‘Motor City’ and birthplace to Motown music. Visitors to the area will soon discover that Michigan is also full of natural beauty.
On his recent visits to the state, silver travel writer Graham McKenzie explored the pristine waters and sandy shores of the Great Lakes and beautiful state parks and forests. He found activities to enjoy year round with Michigan’s numerous hiking and biking trails leading to spectacular views at very bend or hilltop, wonderful wildlife, waterfalls and more.
Visiting in the autumn, or fall, when the forests turn a multitude of colours that are truly breathtaking, far exceeds anything one can see in the UK. In fact, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was even named the ‘Number One Destination for Fall Foliage’, by USA Today. Following hiking trails to enjoy the colours, pick apples and sip cider at one of the local mills is a perfect way to enjoy a fall day out in Michigan.
Michigan offers plenty to please culture vultures too, with numerous charming towns and villages full of historic landmarks, museums and interesting architecture. At the Henry Ford Museum you can even see the car that JFK was travelling in when assassinated and the bus on which Rosa Parks rode into history.
Read more of Graham’s adventures in Michigan here.