- Michigan’s Lower Peninsula is 277 miles long from north to south and 195 miles from east to west.
- The Upper Peninsula is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Delaware combined.
- No point in Michigan is more than 85 miles from any one of the Great Lakes.
- Michigan has the longest shoreline of any state besides Alaska 3,200 miles, and another 900 miles if islands are included.
- There are 11,037 inland lakes which are ten acres or more in size.
- Detroit is farther from Houghton, Michigan, by air miles (425) than it is from Washington, D.C. (391).
- Archaeologists have discovered skeletons of whales that once inhabited the prehistoric lakes of lower Michigan before the glacial movements.
- Michigan is the only state that borders on four of the five Great Lakes.
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