Michigan is located in the northern portion of the U.S. Midwest. It is bordered by four of the five Great Lakes (Huron, Superior, Michigan, and Erie). Michigan has 10,083 inland lakes and over 3,000 miles of shoreline on the Great Lakes. It shares lakes with Canada on the north and east and with Illinois and Wisconsin on the west. Michigan is composed of two peninsulas, which are connected by the Mackinac Bridge, one of the largest suspension bridges in the United States.

The Upper Peninsula (UP) comprises 16,452 square miles. It is mostly pine forest and rural towns. The major industries of the UP are mining, wood products, and tourism. The cool temperatures and access to nature make this location a popular summer tourist attraction. However, ...

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