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The state of Michigan is famous for its car-making industry, based in Detroit.  It also has the largest number of car-less islands in the USA.  Go figure.

Detroit now makes more than cars, though, and is the home of the newest, hippest American-made bike, the Shinola.  Whether you can afford a Shinola or not, a bike is worth having (or renting) while visiting Michigan.  On one of the state’s many scenic bike and walking trails, explore nature and follow in the footsteps of some of the amazing writers who have lived and visited there.

If you’re more of a city or small town person, there’s plenty for you here, as well.

Check out the Michigan Author Adventures Trail to plan your trip and see places connected to these writers. Click any link below for author and place information.

A. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Coldwater

B. Sojourner Truth, Battle Creek

C. Ellen G. White, Battle Creek

D. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Morrison Lake

E. Meindert De Jong, Holland, Grand Rapids

F. Ernest Hemingway, Petoskey

G. Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City

H. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Grand Marais

And while you’re traveling, listen to some Motown – it’s mandatory!