Lower Peninsula Information & Overview
The Lower Peninsula is shaped like a mitten, with the mid-eastern region identified as "The Thumb." Some people believe that the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is a hand print of Paul Bunyan. Many people from Lower Michigan often hold out their hand and point to a spot on it to symbolize where in Michigan they are from. Common nicknames for the Lower Peninsula of Michigan include: "The Mitten," "Below the Bridge," "Lower Michigan," and "The L.P." Residents are jokingly referred to as "trolls" by residents of the Upper Peninsula because the Lower Peninsula is "under the bridge."
Enjoy winter activities such as snowmobiling, skiing, or snowshoeing; summer fun at the many beaches, swimming, hiking or camping. Take a scenic and relaxing drive through the Tunnel of Trees in Harbor Springs or visit any of the many lighthouses that the Lower Peninsula of Michigan has to offer.
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