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MICHIGAN HOLIDAYS   >   USA


Michigan is a state of the United States.

Regions in Michigan : Upper Peninsula [ Copper Country and Keweenaw Peninsula ], Lower Peninsula [ Metro Detroit, Michiana, Northern Michigan, The Thumb, Southern Michigan and Western Michigan ].

The Upper and Lower Peninsulas are connected by the five-mile-long Mackinac Bridge, the third longest suspension bridge in the world. The Great Lakes that border Michigan are Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. Michigan also abuts Lake Saint Clair, which is between Lake Erie and Lake Huron.

Large Urban Places : Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Bay City, Canton, Clinton, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Livonia, Midland, Pontiac, Rochester Hills, Saginaw, Shelby, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Taylor, Troy, Warren, West Bloomfield and Westland.

State Capital Michigan : Lansing.


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Camping / Campgrounds / RV Parks

  Go Camping America   -   National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC)
  Koa   -   Campgrounds of America
  National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site
  Funroads   -   Get Outta Town!

Car Rentals Michigan

Car rental

Car Rental USA  Sixt   -    

Holiday Homes Michigan / Apartments

  VRBO vacation rentals
  GreatRentals.com    -   USA Vacation Rentals

Hotels in Michigan

  Booking.com   -   Hotel Guide Michigan
Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Romulus, Lansing, Detroit, Gaylord, Ann Arbor, Southgate, Battle Creek, Clawson, Novi , Saginaw.

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

    -   Motel 6 and Red Roof

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National Parks / State Parks

  Hiawatha National Forest
  Keweenaw National Historical Park

  National Park Service
The NPS works with communities to preserve and care for neighborhood treasures. They also work with teachers to create unique opportunities for students to learn about history at the real places where events unfolded.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

   -   Create your perfect trip to Michigan
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Local Travel Organizations / Michigan Tour Operators :

  Travel Michigan   -   Travelers Landing Page
  South Central Michigan Tourism
  Lansing   -   Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau
  Michigan Vacation Rentals
Michigan offers vacationers many opportunities with visiting any one of the 11,000 inland lakes or even one of the four Great Lakes - Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior or Lake Erie. Interested in a more secluded area? Michigan has more than 3.9 million acres of DNR managed land. Michigan is host to many outdoor recreational activities: hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, skiing and more. Looking to relax? Try a great resort or cozy bed and breakfast. Travel through the vineyards of wine country in Traverse City or play a round of golf at any one of the fabulous Michigan courses.

Travel Guides Michigan / Travel Related Books

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Transportation / How do I travel to Michigan

 
Detroit City Airport [ DET ]
  Detroit Airport   -   Detroit Metro Airport [ DTW ]
Over the last few years Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport has undergone a dramatic transformation with a new terminal; a sixth runway; a south entrance road; new parking garage; and a luxury class Westin Hotel.
Improvements continue with the ongoing construction of a new terminal to replace the aging Smith Terminal. The new terminal is scheduled to open in 2008.
  Flint Airport   -   Bishop International Airport [ FNT ]
  Grand Rapids   -   Kent County Intern. Airport [ GRR ]  -  Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Michigan's second busiest commercial airport and West Michigan's Gateway to the World.
  Kalamazoo Airport   -   Battle Creek International Airport [ AZO ]
  Muskegon Airport   -   Muskegon County Airport [ MKG ]
The Muskegon County Airport is a safe, clean and modern commercial air facility serving a five-county area along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. Regional airline services are provided by Northwest Airlines and Midwest Airlines. Rental car services are provided by Avis, Hertz and National.
  Saginaw / Bay City / Midland   -   MBS International Airport [ MBS ]
MBS International Airport, formally named Tri City Airport, is a special municipality owned by the City of Midland, City of Saginaw and County of Bay. The airport is located in Freeland, Michigan, which is centrally located between the three owning communities.
  Sawyer Airport   -   Sawyer International Airport [ SAW ]
  Traverse City Airport   -   Cherry Capital Airport

   

 
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  Airline Tickets Michigan / Bargain Flights
Flight tickets Michigan / Price comparison possible.

  Greyhound Lines   -  Coach Line

  Michigan Department of Transportation
See Roads & Travel, Rail & Public transit, Bridges - Borders & Ferries, Maps & Publications

  Blue Water Bridge   -   spanning the St. Clair River between Point Edward/Sarnia & Port Huron
  Mackinac Bridge  -  linking lower Michigan with the Upper Peninsula
  Mackinaw Trolley Company
Ride through history on the Mackinaw Trolley as MTC narrates happenings and events along the way. Includes Fort Michilimackinac area, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Train and Car Ferry Docks, Mackinac Bridge, Father Marquette's Mission and Grave Site at St. Ignace, Indian lore at Ojibwa Museum and the magnificent view from Castle Rock.


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  Travel Michigan   -   four season Great Lakes holiday destination
A land of sparkling blue waters, and warm hospitality. Experience all it has to offer.
** Lake Shore destinations : Lake Michigan Beachtowns, Harbor Country®, Michigan's West Coast, Bays - Beaches & Boutiques, Traverse City
** Must see destinations : Michigan's Adventure, Detroit Family Fun, Heritage Highway, Saginaw Valley

  Mackinac Island Tourism Board
  South Central Michigan Tourism
  West Michigan Tourist Association

  State of Michigan [ Government ]

  Lansing   -   Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau

  Lansing   -   State Capital Michigan   -   City of Lansing

  Bays, Beaches & Boutiques
Come to the Bays, Beaches and Boutiques along the Lake Michigan shoreline of Northern Michigan's Lower Peninsula.
Destinations : Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Benzie County and Manistee County
  Beachtowns   -   see Michigan Beach Towns
Michigan Beachtowns™ along the west Michigan Lakeshore, offer a relaxing , carefree getaway with miles of sandy Lake Michigan beaches, exciting attractions, fun events and fantastic sunsets. Experience our "singing sands", a unique phenomenon only to the Lake Michigan beaches.
Destinations : Ludington, Hart/Silver Lake, Muskegon, Grand Haven, Holland, South Haven, Saugatuck, Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council and New Buffalo.
  Cheneaux Islands   -   Les Cheneaux Islands Tourist Association
The Les Cheneaux Islands Resort Area is located in Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula, approximately 30 miles north of and east of the Mackinac Bridge. The name "Les Cheneaux" (pronounced "Lay-Shen-O") is French in origin meaning "the channels." A series of 36 islands along 12 miles of Lake Huron shoreline afford many channels throughout the area. The sheltered bays, channels and quiet coves make for ideal sailing and boating as small crafts are protected from the Great Lake's winds.
Within these 36 islands are the one time fishing villages of Cedarville and Hessel, offering fine marinas, lodging, camping, restaurants, and shopping. From our picturesque islands and waterways to our wetlands and pine scented forests, you will soon discover why so many visitors return to "God's Country" year after year.
This truly is a year round vacationers' wonderland. Come see the Eastern U.P. any time of the year and discover the beauty of Les Cheneaux Country. You'll want to come back for more
  Grand Rapids / Kent County   -   Grand Rapids/Kent County Convention & Visitors Bureau
From the Great Lake to the Grand City, there's a world of pleasure awaiting you in Michigan's West Coast. Michigan's West Coast is a remarkable combination of urban sophistication and small-town warmth with sunsets over seemingly endless water.
Simply head a short distance to the west of Grand Rapids to experience charming seaside villages, a thousand miles from the sea. Explore quaint coastal towns and spectacular beaches in Grand Haven, Holland and Muskegon. Visit a vast array of art and sculpture galleries, dune-filled parks and Michigan's Adventure amusement park.
  Harbor Country   -   see Harbor Country.org
Located in the southwest corner of Berrien County, the Harbor Country region stretches 15 miles north from the Michigan state line and inland 6 miles to Three Oaks.
This little unsuspecting corner of southwest Michigan has become a destination of choice for travelers who want to experience lifestyles that are seemingly frozen in time, when things were simple, less complicated. Here you will only find the inconvenience of small town life that is not panicked by the lack of technology or the instant gratification of cosmopolitan amenities.
In 1981 Harbor Country® was the trademark name chosen by the then New Buffalo MI chamber of commerce to represent the eight lake shore communities of Michiana, Grand Beach, New Buffalo, Union Pier, Lakeside, Harbert, Sawyer and Three Oaks.
Heritage Highway US-127
Michigan's Heritage Highway-Lansing, Mt. Pleasant, Clare County and Gaylord - is Michigan's center for rich heritage, outdoor recreation, natural beauty, and championship golf.
  Michigan's West Coast   -   From the Great Lake to the Great City
Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, Grand Haven
  Muskegon County   -   Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Muskegon County, bordering the shores of Lake Michigan offers many attractions to its visitors. Boating, camping, beach strolling, hiking, biking, attending Muskegon's summer events, and arriving by the Lake Express Ferry are among the favorites for summer visitors. For a bit of adventure, plan a day at Michigan's Adventure & Wildwater Aventure, or cruise Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan aboard the Port City Princess, or take an adventure into to the past by touring the Milwaukee Clipper, U.S.S. Silversides, and the LST 393. During the winter months, The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex offers cross-country skiing trails, an ice skating rink, snow shoeing and a luge run.
  Silver Lake Sand Dunes   -   Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area Chamber of Commerce
Sand, sun, and fun await you at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes nestled between the shores of Lake Michigan and Silver Lake in Oceana County. The perfect spot for a family vacation, the Silver Lake area abounds with so many choices for recreation, acommodation, dining and shopping that you are guaranteed to be happy, comfortable, and satisfied no matter what your tastes. Spend the morning on the dunes, the afternoon in the water, and finish your day in the village of Silver Lake--you won't have to worry about running out of things to do. Whether you are looking for excitement or relaxation, make Silver Lake and the Silver Lake Sand Dunes your choice for a complete vacation. See also Silver Lake Sand Dunes Visitors Bureau or Pentwater Michigan, Lake, Fun and Sun.

Upper Peninsula   -   see U.P. Travel

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is made up of fifteen counties that are common in their wealth of beauty and tranquility, yet uniquely individual in their offerings to the visitor. What ever you may seek to fulfill that vacation of your dreams can be found within their borders.

  Copper Country  -  Your Bridge to the Copper Country
  Copper Harbor
Visitors to the top of the Keweenaw Peninsula have called Copper Harbor - "the absolute best of the Lake". You will love the views, from Lake Superior's rugged shoreline to the top of Brockway Mountain. Spring waterfalls and bird migrations, summer flowers and sunsets, fall colors, and a winter wonderland are all here and breathtakingly beautiful. Take time to see it all
  Keweenaw Peninsula   -   Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce
Located on the northwestern end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the Keweenaw Peninsula is surrounded on three sides by Lake Superior, the largest fresh-water lake in the world. The Keweenaw is easily reached on your own by roadway or waterway, and it is served by major bus and air carriers.

  U.P. Maritime Trail
U.P. Maritime Trail is one stop shopping for the many maritime sites in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This single website provides access to every maritime attraction in the U.P.

Lower Peninsula

  Metro Detroit
Metro Detroit is a metropolitan area consisting of nine counties including the cities of Detroit, Flint, Ann Arbor, Pontiac, and other outlying cities, villages, and townships in the state of Michigan.
  Michiana
Michiana is an informal region in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan centered around the city of South Bend, Indiana. See Michianaonline.com.
  Northern Michigan
Popular as a tourist destination, resort area, and vacation area. It is home to several small- to medium-sized cities; extensive state and national forests; lakes and rivers; and the Great Lakes shoreline.
Many city dwellers from "downstate" and nearby areas [ notably Chicago ] have summer vacation homes in Northern Michigan. The largest resort cities in Northern Michigan are in the west on Lake Michigan, with its sandy beaches and warm bays. Popular tourist towns in Northern Michigan include Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Frankfort, Harbor Springs, Leland, Mackinaw City, and Mackinac Island (which lies between the Lower and Upper Peninsulas in the Straits of Mackinac). Boating, golf, and camping are leading activities.
Some of the ski resorts located on the western side include Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, Crystal Mountain Resort and Nubs Nob. Some of these also serve as summer golf resorts.
  The Thumb
The Thumb of Michigan refers to Huron, Tuscola, and Sanilac counties, comprising the extended peninsula that stretches into Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay. This region is very flat and fertile, making its primary economy of an agricultural nature. Culture here consists mostly of the small-town lifestyle, although towns such as Caseville and Port Austin enjoy seasonal tourism, due to their locations on the lake.
  Southern Michigan   -   region of rolling farmland and scattered urban centers
Generally, Southern Michigan is considered to be the area west of the Metro Detroit area and east of Battle Creek, consisting of Lansing and everything to the south.
  Western Michigan  - l argest city is Grand Rapids which is the second largest city in the state
Other West Michigan cities include Battle Creek, Holland, Kalamazoo and Muskegon.

  Ann Arbor   -   Ann Arbor
  Battle Creek   -   Battle Creek
  Bay City   -   Bay City
  Charlevoix
  Dearborn   -   Dearborn
  Detroit   -   Visit Detroit
  Detroit   -   City of Detroit
  Flint   -   Flint
  Frankenmuth   -   Frankenmuth City   -   Tourism   -  Michigan's Little Bavaria
Frankenmuth was settled in 1845 by 15 Germans, led by the Reverand August Craemer, a Lutheran minister. The small band of settlers came to the area from Neuendettelsau, Germany, for the expressed purpose of evangelizing to the Native Americans.
  Grand Rapids   -   City of Grand Rapids   -   Grand Rapids/Kent County CVB { tourism ]
  Hancock   -   City of Hancock
Located on the north shore of the Portage Lake Canal in northern Houghton County, Michigan. Hancock is the northernmost city in Michigan.The City's proximity to majestic Lake Superior gives it beautiful mild summers and wonderful snowy winters. Step inside, and learn more within the City of Hancock's Official Web site!
  Houghton   -   City of Houghton   -   Gateway to the Keweenaw Peninsula in Upper Michigan
  Kalamazoo   -   Kalamazoo
  Livonia   -   Livonia
  Mackinaw   -   Mackinaw City
European fur traders and settlers established a stockade village on the Straits of Mackinac, a key strategic point in the Upper Great Lakes. This settlement was called Michilimackinac, now preserved in time as Colonial Michilimackinac. Outside of the settlement, today's Mackinaw City offers visitors adventures found nowhere else. In the mix of old and new there are 3 other National Historic Sites along with Colonial Michilimackinac. Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Historic Mill Creek, and Fort Mackinac. When it's time to return to the present you will find Thunder Falls Family Waterpark, daily live performances at the
Mackinaw Theater, nightly laser light shows, golf courses, parks, beaches, and over 100 shops and fine dining to delight you. Fill your days and set the stage for memories you will cherish, all within the backdrop of the Majestic Mackinac Bridge.
  Midland   -   Midland
  Muskegon   -   City of Muskegon
  Petoskey
  Pontiac   -   Pontiac
  Rochester Hills   -   Rochester Hills
  Saginaw   -   Saginaw
  Southfield   -   Southfield
  St. Ignace Convention & Visitors Bureau & CoC [ Upper Michigan ]
St.Ignace was founded by Father Marquette in 1671, and was named for St. Ignatius of Loyola. St. Ignace has a rich Native American history and was once the bustling hub of 17th century fur trade. In the mid-1800s, the population swelled as logging and commercial fishing went into full swing.
  Sterling Heights  -  Sterling Heights
  Taylor   -   Taylor
  Traverse City
  Troy   -   Troy
  Warren   -   Warren
  Westland   -   Westland

  Michigan Municipal League
The Michigan Municipal League is the Michigan association of cities and villages.
  Michigan Townships Association
The Michigan Townships Association is the exclusive legislative and public advocate for Michigan's 1,242 townships

  Holiday Balloon Fest [ Battle Creek ]
Holiday Balloon Fest began in 1998 at Kellogg's Cereal City USA in Battle Creek. The fest has grown from having only 13 pilots that first year to now over 70 Hot Air Balloonists.
  Kellogg's Cereal City
Where does cereal come from? Who invented cereal? How tall is Tony™? Who says, "Follow your nose, wherever it goes"™? Just hold on, you'll learn these things and more when visiting Kellogg's Cereal City USA™, the perfect place for anyone who has ever heard of cereal!
  Michigan's Adventure   -   Michigan's Adventure Amusement Park
Amusement park in Muskegon County, Michigan, about halfway between Muskegon, Michigan and Whitehall.
  News   -   MLive.com   -   everything Michigan
  News   -   Detroit Free Press
  News   -   Detroit News Online
  News   -   Harbor Country News
  News   -   Lansing State Journal
  News   -   Metrotimes   -   weekly
  National Cherry Festival
The National Cherry Festival tradition began in 1910 with the "blessing of the blossoms" a religious prayer ceremony for a good cherry crop.
Appealing to the gods for a bountiful crop is an ancient tradition that began shortly after the advent of farming. Similar ceremonies have been conducted in many cultures since ancient times. At the turn of the 20th century, when cherry farming began in earnest in the Traverse City area, the local cherry growers got together and asked their priest to bless their crop.
  Radio   -   Michigan Public Radio - Public Broadcasting for Mid-Michigan
  Radio   -   Michigan Radio,
  Radio   -  Kalamazoo Public Radio
  Ski Michigan  -   Ski the Keweenaw / Mont Ripley Ski Hill / Mount Bohemia / Ski the Porkies
  TV   -   Michigan Television
  TV   -   Detroit Public TV
  University   -   Michigan State University

Cuisine   -   Michigan Recipes

  Michigan Apple Committee   -   see 'Consumer'
Apple Turkey Wraps, Applesauce Gingerbread, and Apple Strudel are a few of the many delicious recipes on this apple site.
  Michigan Bean Commission
  Michigan Department of Agriculture   -   see 'Michigan Marketplace'
Recipes for vegetables and other agricultural products grown or raised in Michigan. Michigan Baked Beans, Delicious Michigan Blueberry Crisp, and Maple Syrup Fudge.
  Michigan Blueberry Growers Association
If you love blueberries then you'll love the recipes on this site. Michigan Dried Blueberry Chicken Salad, Red, White and Blueberry Cheese Spread, and Blueberry Cobbler.
  Michigan Wines

  Cuisine of the Midwestern United States

History of Michigan

  Mackinac State Historic Parks   -   Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City Michigan
History comes to life with fun for people of all ages when you enter the gates of a colonial village or tour a water-powered sawmill and nature park in Mackinaw City. Leave cars behind for the magnificence of the Victorian era on Mackinac Island and at Fort Mackinac.
  Michigan History Magazine
  Timeline_Michigan_history [ Wikipedia ]
  Association of Midwest Museums
Provides resources to museums and cultural institutions and services to museum professionals in an eight-state region in the Midwest.
  Detroit Historical Museum
Cobblestone streets, 19th Century stores, an auto assembly line, toy trains, a pilot house from a Great Lakes freighter, and a fur trading post from the 1700s are but a few of the wonders to see at the Detroit Historical Museums. For over 70 years, the Museums have chronicled the life and times of the city, safeguarding its rich history.
  Frankenmuth Historical Museum
  Henry Ford Museum
The Henry Ford is the history destination that brings the American Experience to life. With a rich and diverse offering of exhibits, demonstrations, programs and reenactments, The Henry Ford celebrates yesterday's traditions as well as today's innovations. Five distinct attractions at The Henry Ford captivate and inspire visitors of all ages.
Spread over more than 90-acres, Greenfield Village comes alive with the unforgettable sights, sounds and settings of America's past.
  Kalamazoo Valley Museum
The Museum seeks to develop cultural, historical and scientific literacy through innovative exhibits, special exhibitions, planetarium programs, educational programs and weekend family events. Find out for yourself - browse this website, and come for a visit where you're sure to find lots to see and do!

Music, Arts & Culture, Entertainment

  History, Arts & Libraries
  Motorcityrocks.com


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