Michigan is a state that's full of surprises. The Wolverine State is the only state in the country divided into two distinct peninsulas, and it's a place where agriculture, academia, industry, and Motown have found a way to thrive together. It's a manufacturing hub and the corporate headquarters of America's top automobile manufacturers. It's also an outdoor lover's paradise with more than 100 state parks and recreation areas that cover 10 million acres of public land.
Bordering four of the Great Lakes, Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline in the United States and more shoreline than California. This does more than give the state's lower peninsula its iconic mitten-shaped look. It provides a backdrop for an array of outdoor activities, including fishing, boating, and golfing. These are just some of the reasons people are smitten with Michigan and are choosing to call it home.