ATTRACTIONS: (some main ones)
Michigan is surrounded by the Great Lakes and home to the world’s longest freshwater coastline. Here you will find countless miles of beaches, more than 100 lighthouses and numerous (marine) historical points of interest.
- Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of Michigan, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.
Outdoor activities are plentiful year-round, including cycling, boating, camping, ski racing and snowmobiling, and of course, world-class fishing.
Some of Michigan’s most popular attractions include 24/7 Detroit City, Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum, Island Royal National Park, Mackinac Island, Upper Peninsula and Sugarloaf Mountain and Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie. For more choices and information, follow the links below.
AGREEMENT AND VISITOR’S OFFICE:
- Ann Arbor
- Grand Rapids
- Traverse City
- Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
- Times to Travel: Michigan offers a fun family vacation destination any time of the year. Cold, snowy conditions are common in winter, offering exceptional hunting, ice fishing, ice skating, skiing and snowmobiling. Summer is the time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and miles of beaches and lush vegetation.
Climate: Michigan enjoys the four seasons and many outdoor enthusiasts demand that winter in Michigan is the best time of the year.
During those winter months, heavy snowfalls on the Upper Peninsula and in the northern region of the Lower Peninsula are commonplace.
- Biotionary: Nickname of Michigan, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.
The Great Lakes region has fairly mild winter temperatures, but still, daily lows below freezing are common across the state.
On summer days, the lakes cool the shorelines and the humidity is manageable. Average summer highs in the north are close to 70 degrees, while in the south, they reach the low 80s.
Statewide, annual precipitation averages about 35 inches, with slightly higher amounts across the northern reaches of the Upper Peninsula, and along the southern shoreline of Lake Michigan.
Seasonal Temperature Averages:
HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 1/34 (Feb) 24/-4 (March) 8/47 (April) 55/12
May 71/21 (Jun) 82/27 (July) 81/27 (August) 82/27
(September) 77/24 (October) 68/19 (November) 46/7 (December) 34/1
LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 12/-5 (February) 8/-13 (March) 28/-2 (April) 34/1
May 44/6 (June) 53/11 (July) 54/12 (August) 61/16
(September) 50/9 (October) 46/7 (November) 29/-1 (December) 20/-6
HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 1/33 (February) 24/-5 (March) 8/48 (April) 11/53
May 71/21 (June) 81/27 (July) 81/27 (August) 81/27
(September) 75/23 (October) 66/18 (November) 45/7(Dec) 32/0
LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 22/-6 (Feb) 11/-11 (March) 29/-2 (April) 34/1
May 47/8 (Jun) 57/13 (July) 59/14 (August) 62/16
(September) 54/12 (October) 49/9 (November) 32/0 (December) 21/-6 SAU
HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 27/-3 (February) 19/-7 (March) 34/1 (April) 47/8
May 64/17 (June) 76/24 (July) 75/24 (August) 76/24
(September) 68/19 (October) 58/14 (November) 39/9 (December) 28/-2
LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit) / Celsius)
(Jan) 14/-10 (February) 3/-16 (March) 18/-8 (April) 28/-2
May 41/4 (June) 51/10 (July) 54/12 (August) 56/13
(September) 49/9 (October) 45/7 (November) 27/-3 (December) 18/-8
Keweenaw National Historical Park
As Keweenaw was named a prominent bay and peninsula of Lake Superior in Michigan, which has a very rugged coast. Another such significant bay is Whitefish. In the past, a completely anomalous copper deposit was discovered here, copper aggregates up to a meter long were found in the cavities of the local rocks.
The entire Keweenaw area is an important mineral deposit, the little-known mineral Pumpellyit (pampelite in Czech) was also discovered here. It was first found and described in 1925 at the Kalumet Copper Mine on the Keweenaw Peninsula. It was named in honor of the American geologist Raphael Pumpelly, who lived from 1837 to 1923 and who was the first to study geology in the Houghton County area.
A kind of copper mining boom began in the Keweenaw area, the largest deposits in the entire United States were found here. These are now the main tourist attraction and provide income from tourism. Keweenaw National Historical Park consists of two parts – Quincy and Calumet, which are 12 miles apart. In Quincy, we find the original mines, where visitors can learn all about the processes and technology of copper mining. In the former mining village of Calumet, you can see the original miners’ houses and learn how people lived in the days of copper mining. Although the mines are now closed, the whole area is alive with this history and it is evident at every turn.
There are many other cultural monuments along the peninsula that contribute to the maintenance and preservation of local values. The National Park Service strives to preserve all structures, references, and stories related to mining history.
Motor Cities National Heritage Area
The Motor Cities National Monument area attracts all those interested in the automotive industry. Here you can visit the factories where Henry Ford assembled and produced the Ford T car model. You will also get to know the history and story of the Daimler Chrysler and General Motors car companies.
The programs and activities of this national area seek to increase tourism throughout the state of Michigan. Educational and informational programs bring people closer to the functioning and history of the automotive industry and at the same time support their revitalization. The monument area covers an area of 10 thousand square miles and falls into about 13 counties in Michigan.
The Motor Cities National Heritage Area was designated in 1998 by the U.S. Congress to preserve the cultural and historic landscape associated with the automobile industries of southeast and central Michigan. It is currently managed by the National Park Service.