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Fun Facts

  • Michigan has more miles of freshwater shoreline than any other state bordering four of the five Great Lakes
  • Michigan is the only state that’s divided into two peninsulas
  • In 1982, Michigan started Log Cabin Day dedicated to celebrating and preserving log cabins. It’s celebrated the last Sunday of June
  • Michigan has 116 lighthouses and navigational lights
  • People from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are called “Yoopers”
  • More weight passes though the historic Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie than the Panama Suez Canals put together
  • Bete Gris Beach is said to have “singing sands” where if you place your palm on the surface and swirl it around it makes a lovely singing sound
  • The Mackinac Bridge which connects the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan. is the 24th longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere at 26,372 feet long
  • Michigan is known as the Wolverine State though a wolverine hasn’t been spotted since 2004 and before that one spotting it was 200 years
  • Michigan is also known as the Great Lake State
  • If you stand anywhere in Michigan, you’re within at most 85 miles (137 km) of a Great Lake

When traveling the Lake Superior Circle Tour, you will travel through the United States and Canada which includes 3 States and one Province. Many ask, “Where in the US does the Lake Superior Circle Tour go?” or “Where in Canada does the Lake Superior Circle Tour go?”

We want to make sure you have a full understanding of all the areas you will traveling through which includes the state of Michigan.

Michigan is a state along Lake Superior and its name originated from the Ojibwe word “mishigamaa” meaning “large water” or “large lake.” Michigan has a population of 9,995,915 (2018) and is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The upper peninsula is where the state line follows the borders of the great Lake Superior.

The border crossing to enter the state of Michigan along the Lake Superior Circle Tour is in Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canada. If you are beginning in the United States and must cross over to the Canadian portion of the circle tour, then you would cross in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan via the Sault Ste. Marie International toll Bridge . Michigan also borders the U. S. state of Wisconsin to the west. There are a few more border crossing locations between the US and Canada within the state which includes the Blue Water Bridge, Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, and the Ambassador Bridge.

One of the most notable attractions in Michigan along Lake Superior is the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. It is known for the dramatic multicolored cliffs that tower over Lake Superior, it’s sandstone formations like Miners Castle and Chapel Rock, beaches, sand dunes, trails and waterfalls. Visitors can explore this lakeshore by boat tour, kayak and through it’s extensive hiking trails.

Michigan has many beautiful attributes including their state flower which is the Apple Blossom. They are recognized for their Cherry pink and white pedals and usually in season from April to June.

When travelling through new regions one of the most common things that people enjoy in their automobile, RV, motorhome, or motorcycle is listening to local radio station. The radio stations that are in the region of the Lake Superior Circle Tour in the state of Michigan are;

  • WCMZ 98.3 FM Genre: Variety (Sault Ste. Marie)
  • WYSS 99.5 FM Genre: Top 40 (Sault Ste. Marie)
  • WSUE 101.3 FM Genre: Rock (Sault Ste. Marie)
  • WTHN 102.3 FM Genre: Religious (Sault Ste. Marie)
  • WSOO 1230 AM Genre: News (Sault Ste. Marie)
  • WKNW 1400 AM Genre: Sports (Sault Ste. Marie)

Holidays:

New Year’s Day Jan. 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 21
Washington’s Birthday Feb. 18
Memorial Day May 27
Independence Day Jul. 4
Labor Day Sep. 2
Veterans Day Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Nov. 28
Black Friday Nov. 29
Christmas Eve Dec. 24
Christmas Day Dec. 25
New Year’s Eve Dec. 31

Famous Locals

Christi Brinkley, Tom Selleck, Michael Moore, Steven Seagal, Taylor Lautner, Selma Blair, David Spade, Ken Jeong, John Hughes, Courtney B. Vance, Bruce Campbell, Sonny Bono, Dean Cain, Terry Crews, Tim Meadows, Matthew Lillard, Floyd Mayweather Jr., J.K. Simmons, Jerry Bruckheimer, Verne Troyer, David Alan Grier, Elizabeth Berkley, Eric Bischoff, Kate Upton

Fun Facts

  • Michigan has more miles of freshwater shoreline than any other state bordering four of the five Great Lakes
  • Michigan is the only state that’s divided into two peninsulas
  • In 1982, Michigan started Log Cabin Day dedicated to celebrating and preserving log cabins. It’s celebrated the last Sunday of June
  • Michigan has 116 lighthouses and navigational lights
  • People from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are called “Yoopers”
  • More weight passes though the historic Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie than the Panama Suez Canals put together
  • Bete Gris Beach is said to have “singing sands” where if you place your palm on the surface and swirl it around it makes a lovely singing sound
  • The Mackinac Bridge which connects the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan. is the 24th longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere at 26,372 feet long
  • Michigan is known as the Wolverine State though a wolverine hasn’t been spotted since 2004 and before that one spotting it was 200 years
  • Michigan is also known as the Great Lake State
  • If you stand anywhere in Michigan, you’re within at most 85 miles (137 km) of a Great Lake
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