Famed home of the Great Lakes and the world’s longest freshwater coastline, Michigan is bona fide proof of a state blessed by Mother Nature. Multicolored sandstone cliffs, shining beaches, unspoiled islands and miles of cherry orchards only strengthen the argument. Over 100 different lighthouses line the Great Lakes, which along with shipwreck-diving preserves and military fortifications speak of the state’s rich maritime history. See wolves and moose rove uninhibited in Isle Royale National Park; a secluded retreat nestled within Lake Superior. Stroll down the kinetic streets of Ann Arbor, a contagious microcosm of art and culture. Watch vessels of all shapes and sizes traverse the 21-foot drop between Lake Superior and Huron at the Soo Locks, an impressive feat of innovative engineering. Long, sunny days mean even more time to play, so tee-up, hop on a mountain bike or strap on some water skis, Michigan is all about living in the moment.