Michigan is more than cars. The north, around Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior, is a landscape of lakes too wide to see across, mossy paths winding through deep forest, gurgling streams rippling fresh and clean over their pebbled beds, and waterfalls plunging headlong down rocky cliffs. The northwest and Mackinac Island is famous for its beaches, boating and historic sites. Flat, fertile farmland rolls through the southeast, broken by the steel and concrete of industrial centers - especially flint, Battle Creek, Lansing, and Grand Rapids. Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan, is arguably one of the liveliest towns in the state. And finally, dominating the eastern edge of the state, Detroit is an economic powerhouse, with global industrial reach and the home of the Motown sound. Indispensable for every visitor, this fully updated guide to Michigan includes practical advice on where to stay and planning your itinerary, fascinating stories about the history of the state, the culture and geography. The glowing photographs capture Michigan's varied natural beauty while archival images and full-colour paintings reveal the state's rich history.
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