Tweetable Facts About the Great Lakes

Photo by Chris Arace

Michigan is known for its five Great Lakes, and there are plenty of fun facts to share about Lakes Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior. Posted below are ten facts that are short enough to Tweet out to your followers on Twitter. Be sure to follow Pure Michigan on Twitter as well for news and updates about our great state!

Did you know the Great Lakes in @PureMichigan have 6 quadrillion gallons of fresh water? http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
Fun fact: The Great Lakes contain one-fifth of our fresh surface water supply @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
The Great Lakes contain more than 94,000 square miles of water @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
Fun fact: one inch of surface water of Lake Superior is equal to 553 billion gallons @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
Lake Superior: the largest freshwater lake in the world @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
Fun fact: Lake Michigan covers over 23,000 miles @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
Fun fact: Lake Huron was 1st of Great Lakes to be discovered by European explorers @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
Fun fact: Lake Huron is the fifth largest freshwater lake in the world @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
Of the five Great Lakes, Lake Erie is the warmest and most biologically productive @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
Lake Ontario: 4th among Great Lakes in maximum depth, but 2nd to Lake Superior in average depth @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW

Pure Michigan March Madness Update

Thanks to all of our Facebook fans who have voted in the Pure Michigan March Madness tournament to determine our fans’ favorite activity in Michigan. We are down to the final eight activities. The next round of voting will happen all these week on our Facebook page, and the semi-finals and finals will be next week. Let’s take a look at the matchups:

Food and Drink:
Eating at Zehnder’s or Bavarian Inn vs. Drinking a Michigan beer at Founders Brewery

Beautiful Views:
Watching a beautiful sunset in Grand Haven on Lake Michigan vs. Watching waves crash on the beach in Ludington

Outdoor Activities:
Fishing in Lake Huron vs. Taking a bike ride on Mackinac Island

Around Town and Beyond: 
Camping at Tahquamenon State Park vs. Visiting ArtPrize in Grand Rapids

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Dawn LaVigne shares her “Pure Michigan Moment,” a two-week road trip and camping excursion along the shore of Michigan last summer.

Last summer, we drove the entire shore of Michigan. Our two-week camping trip began on the west side of the state. From there, we drove north and east, into the Upper Peninsula and then back down into the Lower Peninsula and along Lake Huron. It was two weeks of water, sand, forests, blue skies, sunshine, history and family fun!

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