Travel Michigan with David Lorenz


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Each Saturday we explore the great State of Michigan with David Lorenz, Manager of Public & Industry Relations for Travel Michigan (a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.)

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About Michigan: Michigan’s very name is rooted in the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian word for “large lake,” and its handprint on the earth, the mitten-like Lower Peninsula and jagged-edged Upper Peninsula, is shaped by four of the five Great Lakes.

The State of Michigan is a state blessed with the riches of unspoiled nature: the world’s longest freshwater coastline, lakes that feel like oceans, shimmering beaches, miles and miles of cherry orchards, glorious sunrises and sunsets, daytime skies of the deepest blue, nighttime skies scattered with stars.

Lakes, campgrounds, wildlife refuges and 99 Michigan state parks and recreation areas create a wide variety of recreational pursuits. Rivers for water sports, and thousands of miles of hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling trails thread their way among some 100 species of trees.

Long days, relaxing weather and more than 800 pristine Michigan courses make for the perfect tee time. Because being able to play all day is Pure Michigan.

The Upper Peninsula, which is 90 percent forested, retains its aura of accessible wilderness. Vast wildlife and waterfowl refuges, 150 waterfalls, iron and copper mines, the Soo Locks (where ocean-going freighters make the 21-foot leap from Lake Superior to Lake Huron) are within an easy drive of one another.

The State of Michigan offers a near infinite array of moments that live forever in memory. Come find out what Pure Michigan feels like.

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Previous Travel Michigan Segments

April 8, 2016: Eating Your Way Through Western Michigan

April 8, 2016: Eating Your Way Through Western Michigan – David Lorenz, VP, Travel Michigan A foodie adventure awaits along the Western Michigan shoreline.   Click to Listen:

January 26, 2016: Statewide Winter Events

January 26, 2016: Statewide Winter Events – David Lorenz, V.P., Travel Michigan Great ideas for many travel excursions throughout the Mitten state this winter.   Click to Listen:

January 9, 2016: 2016 Travel Resolutions, Pt. 2

January 9, 2016: 2016 Travel Resolutions, Pt. 2 Now known as the “comeback city”, Detroit is wowing investors and visitors. Make it a resolution this year to revisit this city undergoing a renaissance. Also, did you know Michigan is home to five National Parks?     Click to Listen:

January 2, 2016: 2016 Travel Resolutions

January 2, 2016: 2016 Travel Resolutions Did you know 20% of Michiganders have never even crossed the Mackinac Bridge, which connects the upper and lower sections of the state? If you are one of those, you may want to resolve to cross the Big Mac this year. Dave also tells us about other Michigan spots more »