Happy Birthday Michigan! On this day in 1837, Michigan became a state. 186 years ago! If you have followed us for any length of time, you know that we are all about Michigan and traveling the state to experience and show all of you how many amazing things there are to do!
It is also crazy that some if Michigan's cities, like Sault Ste. Marie, actually were established long before Michigan became a state. For example, The Soo was established in 1668, making it one of the oldest cities in the United States.
Back to todays topic. Since it is Michigan's birthday, we wanted to share some of our favorite photos.
A view of the Mackinac Bridge from Straits State Park
Winter at Tahquamenon Falls
The New Presque isle Lighthouse near Alpena
Marquette's Lower Harbor Ore Dock
Hiking Silver Lake Sand Dunes
Paddling Copper Harbor
Sunset from the top of Big Sable Lighthouse
Standing on the rocks in Narnia
Snowboarding at Mt. Bohemia
Ice Fishing on Houghton Lake
Winter at the Soo Locks
We could go on with photos forever! One thing to add is that we actually have a special shirt available that is in honor of when Michigan was founded. It is currently available here on our site for a limited time! 1837 on the front and MI Playground logo on the top of the back.