|Welcome to Michigan!
Enjoy Michigan Vacation Rentals in this great lake state.
Michigan is made up of two peninsulas of land separated by the Straits of Mackinac. It is bordered on the south by the states of Ohio and Indiana. Its northernmost border lies in Lake Superior north of the shore of Isle Royale. It is bordered on the west by Lake Michigan and Wisconsin, and on the east by Ontario, Canada; Lake Huron and Lake Erie; and Detroit River and St. Clair River. Michigan covers 58,110 square miles of land, 38,575 square miles of Great Lakes waters and 1,305 square miles of inland waters.
“Michigan” comes from the Indian word “Michigama” meaning great or big lake. The French first used the word for the Great Lake that Native Americans called the “Lake of the Illinois”–now Lake Michigan. It was first used officially to refer to this land area when Congress created the Territory of Michigan in 1805.
Native Americans have lived in the area called Michigan since the last ice age glacier retreated about 10,000 years ago. Jacques Marquette, a Jesuit priest, established the first permanent French settlement at Sault Ste. Marie in 1668. Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac led the French to Detroit in 1701. The British gained possession of this region in 1760 after the French and Indian War. After the American Revolutionary War it became part of the United States under the Treaty of Paris of 1783. However, the British did not turn this area over to the Americans until 1796. Maps show it as part of Northwest Territory in 1787 and part of Michigan Territory in 1805. Michigan was admitted to the Union as the 26th state on January 26, 1837.
The original territorial capitol in Detroit served as the first state capitol. In 1847 the capital city was moved to Lansing. A white frame building served as the first capitol in Lansing. Today’s capitol at the intersection of Michigan and Capitol avenues in Lansing, designed by Elijah E. Myers, was dedicated on January 1, 1879. (Michigan Vacation Rentals)
People in Michigan are friendly and loves car, you will see lot many car shows and it’s a real deal for car lovers.
Dearborn is the mecca for antique car lovers as it has the vintage Ford museum.
Places to Visit in Michigan:- (Michigan Vacation Rentals)
1.Big Sable Point, Ludington State Park
a.Very beautiful place for a camping ground inside the state park, along with the Great lake Michigan.
2.Detroit night skyline
a.Beautiful place to watch the city is from the river side across the border.
3.Beach along Traverse City
a.Beaches here are breath taking and getting a holiday home is equally easy to rejuvenate your family’s holiday experience (click Here for vacation rentals in Traverse City)
4.Motor City Casino
a.One of the very own Detroit’s Casino, Owner is the Detroit Tigers baseball team and little creaser pizza place.
a.Looking to meet nice people while having couple of drinks then this is your very best bet. Good place to dine and wine.
b.Try our fav. Mr. B’s and black finn for a good night out and BD’s Mongolian for a nice food.
a.Gay friendly community with some really nice clubs and bars, Including Ferndale brewery
7.Somerset collection mall
a.Love to shop this is your place
8.12 oaks mall
a.Another gem in the outskirts of the city limits for shopping spree.
a.When the games are on, this is your place to watch the Michigan team play and enjoy the game
10.Detroit International river front (Michigan Vacation Rentals)
a.Host of Red bull International air show, this river connects Michigan to Windsor, Canada. (Held in the first week of August)
Best Time to visit Michigan
Snow lovers – December 20th – February 20th
Summer Holidays – May – October
Michigan has lot to offer including some great Vacation Rentals and Lake Vacation Rentals, so come on and enjoy the city without limits.