5 Fun Facts About Michigan You Probably Didn’t Know
If you were born and raised in Michigan you might think you know all there is to know about the Mitten state.
But I've found some fun facts about Michigan I bet you didn't know.
5 Fun Facts About Michigan You Probably Didn't Know
Michigan is a leader in cement production
Michigan is a leader in cement production, with a cement plant in Alpena, Michigan, recognized as the "World's Largest Cement Plant" by the World Record Academy.
The plant produces over 2.4 million metric tons of cement annually.
Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline in the United States
Michigan is home to the nation's longest freshwater coastline, stretching 3,288 linear miles.
This coastline accounts for approximately 62% of the total coastline of the Great Lakes basin, which includes eight US states and two Canadian provinces.
Michigan has approximately 387 coastal communities that border the coast. the coastline is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and other water activities.
Michigan is home to the only floating post office in the world
The J.W. Westcott II is a boat that delivers mail to ships as they pass through the Detroit River.
The boat has been in operation since 1874 and is still in use today.
Michigan has the only authentic Dutch windmill operating in America
The De Zwaan Windmill in Holland, Mich. is not only a historic attraction, it’s also a functioning machine that produces healthy whole wheat flour.
Michigan is home to one of 30 certified International Dark Sky Parks in the world
The Headlands in Mackinaw City was designated an official dark sky park in 2011.
Visitors can explore 600 acres of old-growth forest and more than two miles of undeveloped Lake Michigan shoreline, all undiluted by light pollution.