Recommendations for a new comer?

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Recommendations for a new comer?

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1gregtmills
marraskuu 15, 2010, 3:24pm

Hi, I'm saying Yes to Michigan, and I fear I may not totally understand the question. I've just been offered a job in Dearborn, and will be uprooting my family from San Francisco and plopping them down somewhere in Southeast Michigan sometime in the early part of 2011.

What books would you recommend to a new comer? Assume that my head is completely empty. (You would not be alone in this.)

2klindsey
huhtikuu 13, 2011, 11:53am

Welcome to Michigan! As a history nut I would start with Michigan: A History by Bruce Catton or Michigan: A history of the Wolverine State by Willis Dunbar. Both would fill you in on where weve been. Then to get to know some of the great places to visit I would recommend Michigan State and National Parks or Natural Michigan by Tom Powers. These are 2 books we often refer to when planning a day or weekend trip.

3fiberjean
huhtikuu 20, 2011, 2:44pm

I used to live in SE lower MI and now retired to Mid-MI in the country. Even when I lived in the city, I used my Birds of Michigan field guide by Stan Tekiela. It only has MI birds but includes a little checklist in the back so you can check off the birds you see. The family will enjoy that. Put a feeder in your yard and watch them come. You will see lots of wonderful birds in the early spring and late fall as they migrate from north to south. Welcome to our Sportsman's Paradise! Glad you said "yes."

4gregtmills
huhtikuu 26, 2011, 11:06am

Postscript - We've landed in Grosse Pointe Farms, and so far, so good. We're VERY eager to see the landscape green a bit. The buds are out, so it won't be long!

5fiberjean
huhtikuu 29, 2011, 3:29pm

Certain you are missing the sunny San Francisco weather right about now. It will be better in a couple weeks! Then the fall is outstanding as well.

6gregtmills
huhtikuu 30, 2011, 11:39pm

Well, by the time the weather gets good here in Michigan, the fog season will start in SF, so it all works out, in some fashion.

7fiberjean
toukokuu 1, 2011, 5:07pm

I am also going to suggest you begin to check out some of Michigan's State Parks. We don't have the giant sequoias but we do have some beautiful areas. Also, if you head north on 1-75 you can reach many scenic and family oriented tourist sites during the summer months. A for books...here are a couple more ideas.

8fiberjean
toukokuu 1, 2011, 5:10pm

That was 50 Hikes in Michigan by Jim DuFresne

Next:


Backroads and Byways of Michigan by Matt Forster

9fiberjean
toukokuu 1, 2011, 5:13pm

Lastly:



Michigan Off the Beaten Path by Jim DuFresne