Great Lakes Pleasures

Beach Time - Courtesy of Midwest Living MagazineLaid-back beaches, sand castles, breath-taking sun sets, dinner cruises, sail boat races, jet skis, tall ships, over 100 magnificent lighthouses and 3,200 miles of coastlinethese are the waters, sights and sounds of Michigans Great Lakes.

We invite you to come to Michigan and explore our Great Lakes and the many pleasures and adventures that await you on and around these inland seas.

Set sail for Lake Erie, which is known for its sport fishing and several charter fishing services and it also boasts one of the world's largest fresh water marsh restoration projects.

History buffs get a lesson in maritime history as they delve into the accounts, legends and stories of more than 1,000 known shipwrecks that rest on the bottom of Lake Huron. Many can be viewed off the states northeastern shore near Alpena at destinations that are ideal for scuba divers, snorkelers and kayakers.

The Lake Michigan coast boasts several impressive sand dunes, a galaxy of memorable islands, numerous stately lighthouses and some of the best sugar-sand beaches anywhere.

Travel to Michigan's far north region to Lake Superior, which preserves the stunning multi-colored ancient sandstone cliffs along this spectacular lake. A wondefful Great Lakes adventure awaits you.

What happened along the bays of epic battles? Where did the great canals of commerce lead early naval explorers? What did the watery grave of the Edmund Fitzgerald reveal about the vessels fate?. On a Pure Michigan marine adventure, these and other legends live on. Come along for a journey of fun, enlightenment and intrigue as you venture out on our Pure Michigan Maritime Tour.

There's so much to share about Michigan's relationship with the Great Lakes; so, we thought we'd share some Tweetable facts about the Great Lakes.