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WHY MICHIGAN?
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• Michigan boasts more than 3,200 miles of freshwater coastline – more than any other state in the U.S.

• With more than 11,000 inland lakes and 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, you are never more than six miles from a body of water. In fact, you are within 85 miles of a Great Lake no matter where you are in the state!

• Michigan offers an abundance of options for outdoor recreation, including 1,300 designated mountain bike and bicycle trails and 600 campgrounds.

• Michigan is a great location for the life of the mind, with nine universities, seven colleges and 10 community colleges.

• More of an indoor person? Michigan has plenty of cultural attractions to choose from, including 30 art museums, 18 professional theaters and the country’s largest free jazz festival, the Detroit International Jazz Festival.

• Michigan has four professional sports teams: Tigers (baseball), Lions (football), Pistons (basketball) and Red Wings (hockey).

• It’s a sports-lover’s paradise with more than 650 public golf courses and 903,000 registered boats.