When to visit:
Michigan has two main tourist seasons. In the summer the shores of Lake Michigan are thick with visitors, and overcrowding is the main annoyance. The heaviest visitation occurs in June and July and families enjoy summer vacations, but the crowds begin to shrink a bit after Labor Day.
The summer tourist season gives way to the 2nd most profitable season in autumn. This is a favorite season of outdoor adventurers. Anglers in particular flock to Michigan in the fall to enjoy the peak fishing seasons.
State Abbreviation: MI
State Capital: Lansing
Largest City: Detroit
Area: 96,810 square miles (11th biggest state in the USA)
Michigan Population: 10,112,620 (as of 2004)
Major Industries: car manufacturing, farming, timber, fishing
Michigan Rivers: Detroit River, Grand River, Kalamazoo River, St. Clair River, St. Marys River
Michigan Lakes: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair
Highest Point: Mt. Arvon - 1,978 feet above sea level
State Nickname: Wolverine State
State Motto: “If you are seeking a amenable peninsula, look around you.”
State Song: Michigan, My Michigan