Things to do in Michigan

Can Michigan Beat Penn State?

Navigation: Hold the Home-Court Advantage Slow Down the Penn State Offense Win the Time of Possession Battle Make no Mistakes on Offense On November 3, the Penn State Nittany Lions will travel to the Big House in Ann Arbor to take on the Michigan Wolverines. Penn State has turned their program around under James Franklin…

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Wyandotte

Navigation: The Many Treaties of Wyandot The House of George P. MacNichol Uniroyal Giant Tire The Lincoln Park in Michigan Pottery Creations Diamond Jack’s River Tours   Around 1732, the Wyandot Indians or Native Americans followed Antoine de Lamothe Cadillac and his French troops to Detroit, Michigan. Their tribes settled down and made their homes…

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City Westland

Navigation: Westland history Activities and Attractions 3 and UP Board Game Lounge Holliday Nature Preserve Sportway of Westland Westland Historic Village Park   Approximately 16 miles west of Detroit City, there sit Westland and its diverse cultural community. Westland is home to some of the most upscale residences. But one can also find lower-priced houses…

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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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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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Let’s Take a Look at Clawson City

Early Beginnings Early 1900s Clawson Continues to Grow   The “Little City with a Big Heart”, Clawson City is part of the Oakland County in Michigan which part of the Detroit metropolitan area. The city is best described as a neighborhood that has a super friendly environment where amenities are within a walking distance of…

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Where is Lake Superior State University?

History Courses Offered A Unique Location   Lake Superior State University also referred to as the Lake State, Lake Superior State, Soo Tech or LSSU is a public university located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The university is the smallest public university in Michigan with a total of 3,000 students. Its campus radio station is…

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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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What You Always Wanted to Know About Lake Superior

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Crystal-Clear Water Weather Early Settlers Life in the Lake Tourism   Lake Superior is the largest of all the Great Lakes in North America and also considered the biggest freshwater lake by surface area in the world.  It borders the US states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Canada. Just raising…

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What Kinds of Fish Can I Catch in Lake Superior?

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Lake Trout Salmon  Smallmouth Bass  Walleye  Huge Catches Fishing Facts and Tips  Lake Superior isn’t some arbitrary name, it is actually the largest freshwater lake in the world. It holds approximately 3,000 cubic miles of water –a total of all the other Great Lakes of America including another three Lake…

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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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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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How Deep is the Deepest Part of 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 Lakes are not called great just because of their square mileage, but for their depth as well. A lake’s depth is not only valuable as a measure for how far you can dive downwards, or how much water the lake has. Determining deep points in the lake allows…

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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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Fauna of Lake Michigan FAQ

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Lake Michigan is as mysterious as it is majestic. Its influence over the lands around it are so significant that every ebb and flow of this titanic lake affects them in so many ways, including the weather. A hot day that would otherwise toast the denizens near the lake can…

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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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Fantastic Fishes in Lake Michigan and How to Catch Them

[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 the name derived from the Ojibwe word that means “great water”, Lake Michigan lives up to that moniker. It’s one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the only one of them that is entirely within the United States. Lake Michigan is bordered by Michigan, Illinois, Indiana,…

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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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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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