Michigan

Places to Visit While in Troy

Detroit Zoo Troy Museum and Historic Village Troy Family Aquatic Center Cranbrook House & Gardens Troy is another city in the suburb of Detroit, Michigan. First settled in the early 19th century, its name was derived from Troy in New York where the first settlers previously resided. In 1955, Troy Township was incorporated and its…

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How to find Lake Superior Agates

Buying Agates Agate Tips Hunting Agates Path Less Traveled Semiprecious stones called agates make Lake Superior far more attractive than any other lakes in the world. These gems formed some billion years ago during volcanic activity that created the continents we know today. Glacial activity around 10,000 to 15,000 years ago distributed the agates stone…

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What animals and Plants Live in Lake Superior?

Native Fish Plantlife Other Creatures Invasive Species  Lake Superior is not just a lake by name; it is the largest freshwater lake in the world. The lake’s volume is so humongous that it can cover both North and South America in at least one foot of water. With an average depth if 147 meters or…

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How to identify Lake Superior Agate

What is Agate? Where to Hunt Agate A Waxy Luster Banding Hardness and Weight Conchoidal Fractures  Pitted Surface   What is an agate? Agates are semiprecious stones that can be found all across the globe but commonly found along the shorelines of Lake Superior. Under a trained eye, one can easily find agates within the…

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A Guide To Lake Erie’s Facts and Figures

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Today, there is much information that anyone can find online. In a few clicks, people can get all the detailed information they need. They can get it in just a few google searches. They can watch a Youtube video, and they can already get all the instructions they need about…

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The Largest Lake in Michigan

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Michigan is a state between two Great Lakes, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The state is comprised of two land masses between the two lakes, with the northern part smaller than the southern part. Southeast of the southern part of Michigan is Lake Erie, another one of the Great Lakes,…

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The History of Houghton Lake

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Michigan’s largest inland lake has shared many memories among the residents and tourists who paid it a visit. It is a popular destination for people who want to go fishing, swimming, enjoy watersports, among others. But before it became a popular tourist destination, Houghton Lake served a different purpose to…

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Lake Michigan’s Pollution Problem

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] It’s nearly guaranteed that if you put a lot of people in one place for a while, it’s certain that they will leave behind trash. It’s not necessarily intentional but it’s not inevitable, either. Lake Michigan is a water source for the people living near its shores, so what are…

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What is the Largest Island in Lake Michigan?

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] When we think of a lake, some people think it’s something bigger than a pond, but smaller than, say, the sea. That’s about right, but when we talk about the Great Lakes, they do deserve the name “Great”. Lake Michigan alone is 307 miles long, 118 miles wide with the…

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Average Temperatures of Lake Michigan in Summer and Winter

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] There are people who like to test the waters first before they take a dip. A good dip of a toe gives them an idea if it would be better to slowly introduce themselves into the water, or majestically dive (or flop) given the water is deep enough. There are…

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The Things Lake Michigan is Famous For

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] When we think of large bodies of fresh water, one of the more famous ones in the United States is the Great Lakes. Among them is Lake Michigan, which is the only Great Lake fully encapsulated within the United States. It got its name from the Ojibwa Indian word “Mishigami…

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LIVNFRESH Gets a Ton of Screentime in Upcoming ‘United Colors of Bennett Song’

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Alongside the likes of Dennis Haskins, Tara Reid, and many more talented actors, LIVNFRESH is getting a ton of screen time in the upcoming 2018 film ‘United Colors of Bennett Song’. So just how often can you expect to see LIVNFRESH’s great clothes and designs come out in the film?…

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What To Do At Lake Erie: A Guide for First-time Visitors

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] There are so many things to do in Lake Erie. In this article, we will list many of them so you can use this as a bit of a guide. This guide will not be complete. There are unlimited ways to enjoy the Lake. We can’t list them all here, so…

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A Complete Guide To (Almost) All Your Questions About Lake Erie

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] In this article, we will explore some of the questions that people ask about Lake Erie. People usually ask these questions because they either want to go there or they are simply curious about this great lake, which has some interesting history behind it. These people should get the right…

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Let’s Talk About Animals in Lake Michigan

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] In this article, we will explore some of the answers to most of your questions about the animal situation in Michigan. The information you find online may not be complete. They could be misleading. They could even be maddeningly confusing. Why trust any information about whatever you find online when…

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Did You See Us Mentioned on Fox 2?

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Were you watching the Fox 2 News Morning show the other day when they were discussing products made in Michigan? We sure were, and we thought our Great Lakes Girl Fleece Crew Sweatshirt looked great through the segment (though we’re probably a little biased… Maybe). Check it out:   If…

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How Many Gallons in Lake Michigan and Other Facts

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] The Great Lakes are called so with good reason. Lake Superior, Michigan, Erie, Ontario, and Erie make up the largest body of freshwater in the world. It’s one thing to say that it’s the largest, but it’s another to state the numbers. Here are the measurements of this titanic, majestic,…

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The Wonderful Lakes of Michigan

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] With 11,000 lakes and 64,980 inland lakes and ponds, the state of Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline in the world. In every part of the state, there is a natural body of water not far from it. Big or small, deep or shallow, if you’re in the mood for…

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Lake Michigan and its Relationship with Ice

Bodies of water are always a spot for recreation. Whether it be swimming, boating, fishing, or studying the creatures that live in it because studying can be fun too. They are most popular during summer when the temperatures rise and everyone wants to find a way to cool off or find that one relaxing spot…

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A Look at the States Bordering Lake Michigan

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] The Great Lake Michigan Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. The Great Lakes of North America also includes Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, and Lake Superior. Lake Michigan is the only one of the five Great Lakes that is located entirely in the…

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Shipwrecks, Nature and More to Visit in Alpena

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Situated in northern Michigan, Alpena is a popular destination for tourists during summer. Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary serves as one of the main attractions in town. The MidMichigan Health, a rural regional medical center employs more of the area’s residents than any other location.  Henry Schoolcraft named the town…

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Why Haven’t You Visited Alma Yet?

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Alma is the biggest city in Gratiot County in Michigan. Residents of Alma love their annual Highland Festival. The festival is full of fun with Scottish clans gathering for bagpipes, a lot of dancing, a celebration of friendship, caber tossing and, of course, kilts. But before it happens, there are…

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Why Livonia Should be a Stop on Your Michigan Vacation

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Livonia is located at the northwest end of Wayne County in Michigan. It’s a large suburb with traditional American neighborhoods built in the 1950s and 1960s. The municipality is part of Metro Detroit with a population of 96,942, making it as the 9th largest municipality in Michigan. Whether briefly stopping…

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