Michigan self-catering vacation rentals are in the heart of the Great Lakes region with a great variety of attractions, many than involve water, famous landmarks, glorious scenery, national parks and forests. Altogether Michigan has 12,000 lakes, 38 deep water ports, and miles of coastline. In the colder months it is winter sports that attracts people to the area while in the summer the extensive sandy beaches, lakes, rivers are natural draws with hunting, fishing, kayaking and sailing all popular activities.
The natural beauty of Michigan includes many attractions particularly in the Upper Peninsula region; Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, for instance, is on the southern shore of Lake Superior and is definitely worth a visit while staying in a vacation home rental in Michigan as is the Tahquamenon Falls State Park near the town of Paradise. This is the land of Hiawatha who built his canoe 2by the rushing Tahquamenaw2 in the famous Longfellow epic poem.
If you like lots of water based action then Michigan vacation homes are the place to be. The Great Lakes, the inland lakes and the rivers make for great swimming, canoeing, sailing, fishing and boating opportunities. It is even possible to surf on the larger waves of Lake Michigan. The Lower Peninsula has plenty of rivers flowing through natural protected forest as well as huge areas of sand dunes like Sleeping Bear Dunes.
In the autumn there are colour tours of the region as the deciduous forests spectacularly change to red and gold. If you are visiting self catering accommodation in Michigan during the winter both peninsulas afford great cross country skiing, sledding, skating and even some good downhill skiing. Hardy fishermen can fish through the ice. There are loads of great restaurants and other eateries with four specialities specific to the area. Pasties, made with beef, potatoes and onion, Fudge, the most famous of which has been made on Mackinac Island since 1887, fresh white fish and cherries.
If you are in need of a more urban way of life while staying at a vacation home in Michigan then a day out in Detroit would fit the bill. Detroit has teams for all four main American sports, baseball, basketball, American football and hockey. It is also the cultural hug of the region with a symphony orchestra, theatres and lively art scene. There are many historical sites and buildings in Lansing and East Lansing.
There are a great many airports in Michigan but probably the most convenient and central is Lansing Airport (LAN). Lansing can be reached from Belfast (BFS), Newcastle(NCL), Manchester (MAN), Glasgow (GLA) London-Heathrow (LHR) and many more. Airlines include United, Continental, British Airways, Frontier, Us Airways, and more.