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Old 08-25-2017, 05:56 PM
 
Location: IN
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It takes all kinds, I guess. Michigan just doesn't speak to me in any way, and probably least of all in terms of natural beauty. Good beer, though.
Unlikely you've spent much time in the UP of Michigan or northern lower Michigan then. People that live in most of the Midwest are quite familiar with that area if they do any traveling.

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Old 08-27-2017, 06:17 AM
 
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Unlikely you've spent much time in the UP of Michigan or northern lower Michigan then. People that live in most of the Midwest are quite familiar with that area if they do any traveling.
Not much time in the UP, I enjoyed it okay, but it didn't make me want to come back. Mest of the time I've spent in Michigan has been in the Leelanua peninsula and around traverse. Followed by Detroit/Ann Arbor. Never really done anything but drive through SW Michigan on the way up to Leland. The only part of Michigan I've never set foot in is northeast along Lake Huron except for Mackinac.

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Old 08-27-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: IN
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Not much time in the UP, I enjoyed it okay, but it didn't make me want to come back. Mest of the time I've spent in Michigan has been in the Leelanua peninsula and around traverse. Followed by Detroit/Ann Arbor. Never really done anything but drive through SW Michigan on the way up to Leland. The only part of Michigan I've never set foot in is northeast along Lake Huron except for Mackinac.

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I have spent extensive time in the UP, and I prefer the Porcupine Wilderness State Park, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, The Sylvania Wilderness Area, Hiawatha National Forest, Keweenaw Peninsula, Copper Harbor, all of Lake Superior, and the city of Marquette. Also, adjacent areas of northern Wisconsin are nearby that are quite scenic including: The Northern Highland State Forest, Apostle Islands, Vilas, Oneida, and Sawyer counties in WI, and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. I doubt you even scratched the surface of scenic areas in the UP of Michigan and adjacent areas.

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Old 08-27-2017, 03:33 PM
 
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I scratched enough to know it doesn't itch me. Unless circumstances force me to, I'd prefer not to return. Gives me the meh's. I'd rather go to back to Arkansas again.
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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I scratched enough to know it doesn't itch me. Unless circumstances force me to, I'd prefer not to return. Gives me the meh's. I'd rather go to back to Arkansas again.
Arkansas is good in terms of scenery, but lots of hilly terrain that makes driving tiring after awhile. Also, no naturally occurring lakes in Arkansas is a big downfall, along with too much heat and humidity with latitude being much too far south. The downside of the UP of Michigan is black flies if one visits in the summer. I actually prefer the other seasons there when the cold greatly reduces bugs and other pests, unlike most areas of the South.
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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There's no contest here. Michigan wins hands down in all of the areas listed and then some.
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:08 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Michigan probably wins this, but I would take Arkansas all day long over Michigan due to personal preferences.
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