TIL About Detroit… Four out of Five Great Lakes Prefer Michigan

Posted on April 24, 2017



Did you know Michigan is the Great Lakes state? Michigan touches four out of the five great lakes, more than any other state: Huron, Michigan, Erie and Superior.

Other fun facts about Michigan and its famous lakes:

  • The official state nickname is the Great Lakes State.
  • Michigan is the French form of mishigamaa, an Ojibwa word meaning “large water” or “large lake.”
  • Michigan has the second longest coastline in the U.S., following Alaska. Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline in the U.S.
  • Michigan is home to more than 11,000 lakes.

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