Map of fruit producing counties in Michigan
the Mackinac Bridge, Michigan
I love Michigan in the summer....
Michigan History: During the last Ice Age, North America was sculpted by massive glaciers resulting in craters formed by retreating (melting) ice. During that process the Great Lakes were born and the state of Michigan took shape. Europeans began exploring the area in the 1600's. The first white explorer to the area was Frenchman Etienne Brule in 1620 under orders of Samuel de Champlain.
mLive.com notes that Michigan has over 80 craft breweries, ranking 5th in the US. Of these, the oldest and largest is Bell’s Brewery of Kalamazoo, who opened in 1985. They are also one of the biggest, weighing in at number 8 on the Brewers Association list of the Top 50 US Breweries. Oberon (their most most popular beer) comes out at the beginning of summer every year and is a wheat ale fermented with Bell’s house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas.
Benton Harbor Michigan lighthouse - This pic looks very similar to one I took
Winter in Grand Haven, Michigan