Michigan is a state full of natural beauty, historical importance and, of course, plenty of water. The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning “large water” or “large lake” and it has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world. It is bordered by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair. Land for sale in Michigan is in demand for its beauty and proximity to opportunities for boating and other outdoor activities.
There is year-round outdoor entertainment available close to land for sale in Michigan. You can picnic at the beach, canoe, kayak or motor-boat on the many lakes and rivers, ski or snowboard, or simply hike and enjoy the many wilderness areas throughout the state. There are 1300 miles of bike trails crossing the state and 19 million acres of woods.
Visit one of the many tourist attractions in Michigan. For instance, the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a 132-acre botanical garden and outdoor sculpture park located in Grand Rapids, the Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area is a 173-acre tract of magnificent duneland along the Lake Michigan shore and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, which was named the “Most Beautiful Place in America” on ABC’s Good Morning America.
When you visit the land for sale in Michigan, be sure to experience all areas of the state. You can see tulips blooming in Holland or the lilacs on Mackinac Island; watch tall ships sailing into Bay City; cheer for your favorite at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix or the checkered flag at the Pure Michigan 400, enjoy the creative arts in Ann Arbor or see the engineering marvel of the Soo Locks and the innovation on display at The Henry Ford.
Michigan’s countryside is full of family farms. Michigan’s agriculture employs millions and contributes billions of dollars to the state economy. There are more than 100 wineries in the state spreading over 15,000 acres of vineyards. There are six wine trials in Michigan, where wineries work together to provide a truly unforgettable set of wine tours. You might be able to use acreage for sale in Michigan to enjoy your own dream of a family farm or small vineyard.
Are you a golf lover? Have you been looking for lots for sale in Michigan on or near a golf course? Check out the Tullymore Golf resort, which offers first glass golf on two award-winning golf courses. Michigan is often named as one of the best places in the country to play golf, In fact Traverse City was named one of the top 6 golf destinations in the country by Golf Magazine.
Michigan is also great for fishing. With so many lakes and streams, all the land for sale in Michigan is close to some type of fishing, but in particular Fly Rod & Reel magazine has listed Traverse City as one of its “12 Top Fly-Fishing Retirement Towns.”
Perhaps you would prefer boating or sailing. Michigan’s lakes are beautiful, and the 3200 mile freshwater coastline is a paradise for sailors. There are more than 80 Great Lakes harbors and marinas, and even more than that on the inland lakes. Michigan is famous for its boating. It has over 11,000 inland lakes and any land for sale in Michigan will be no more than six miles from a natural water source or more than 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes.