Lake Michigan not only attracts the big city of Chicago, but
also the many small towns and vast nature parks with exciting
sights and diverse leisure activities.
It is one of the famous Great Lakes in the northeastern United
States - Lake Michigan.
With 58,000 kmē of water, it is larger
than Switzerland. The states of Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and
Michigan border on its 2,646 km of coastline. The name Michigan
comes from the Indian expression mishi-gami, which means "large
A round trip around the mighty lake begins in Chicago on the
southwest bank. The metropolis with millions awaits with an
abundance of cultural sights. Visit the Adler Museum with one of
the oldest planetariums in North America and be enchanted by
modern laser shows.
Attend a performance by the Lyric Opera of Chicago, one of the
leading opera houses in the United States. Along the west coast
to the north you will reach Green Bay on the bay of the same
name. Railway fans will love the National Railroad Museum with
its time-honored wagons and locomotives. Around the north shore
of Lake Michigan, the recreation areas Palms Book State Park,
Hiawatha National Forest and Lake Superior State Forest invite
you to enjoy exciting hiking and canoeing tours, swimming and
fishing. In the northeast, in Michigan, the Sleeping Bear Dunes
nature reserve attracts with its spectacular, up to 140 meter
high sand dunes. In Traverse City, the nationwide popular cherry
festival takes place every year in July, when three million
cherry trees bloom.
Tips on how to get there and the best time to travel
Around Lake Michigan there is largely a continental climate
with hot summers and cold winters. Between June and August the
temperatures are often up to 30 ° C. The best times for active
trips are the temperate spring months of April and May and the
autumn months of September and October. Early autumn is
recommended as there are fewer strong winds here.
While in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin you have to calculate
with seven hours difference to the Central European time, in
Michigan it is six hours. Flights from all over the world reach
Lake Michigan at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
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