The name "Michigan" is based on a Chippewa Indian word, meicigama, which means "great water." With 40,000 square miles of water within its borders and four of the five Great Lakes (Erie, Huron, Michigan, and Superior) surrounding the state, theres no doubt that Michigan has been defined by nature. "Our Michigan" is a pictorial celebration that showcases this states stunning vistas(including all that lakeshore!), offering a glimpse into what makes the region so unique. From the vastness of the Great Lakes, the Upper Peninsulas famed Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and the areas fascinating lighthouses to the pristine beauty of Isle Royale; from the magnificence of the Hiawatha National Forest and the distinctive Porcupine Mountains Wilderness to historic Mackinac Island; from the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City to the sophisticated cities of Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Lansing, Our Michigan celebrates the natural, historical, and cultural aspects of the Wolverine State.