Every community has its own vocabulary -- the names and places that make it feel like home. Here's an insider's look at the history, culture, and special character of a place called West Michigan. By the time you're done reading, you should be able to find us on The Mitten, name some of our beautiful beaches and local celebrities, describe the function of the Fish Ladder, and identify why dentists have a special place in their hearts for Grand Rapids. For extra credit: what world-famous architect designed our downtown amphitheatre?
"We went Up North this weekend." "I met my wife Up North." "I wish I could spend all summer Up North." Depending on whom you talk to, Up North begins somewhere around Cadillac and ends at Copper Harbor in the Upper Peninsula. It's where Michigan people go to de-stress by communing with unspoiled nature. While there, they also find time to snowmobile, ski, sail, stargaze, scuba, sightsee, shop, and practice their swing at some of the nation's best golf courses. Who knew there was so much fun "S" stuff to do up there?
Download a brochure of all 57 Reasons to Love West Michigan (pdf). This information has been provided by The Right Place.