One way to enjoy the year-round activities in Great Lakes Country is with Michigan vacation rentals. Four great lakes – Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior – the world’s longest freshwater coastline, 11,000 inland lakes, more than 100 public beaches, some of the world’s largest freshwater sand dunes, three National Parks – Pictured Rocks, Isle Royale and Sleeping Bear Dunes – 99 state parks and recreation areas – and these are only a few of the sights Michigan has to offer. There are 150 waterfalls, copper and iron mines, more than 800 golf courses, 100 lighthouses, 10 shipwreck diving preserves and historic military fortifications. For recreation, there’s biking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, amusement parks, water parks, and wineries. For kids, there are science centers, zoos, gardens, museums and planetariums. Wintertime doesn’t get any better than Michigan for ski season, extending from Thanksgiving to mid-March. Go downhill, cross-country, Nordic, alpine, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, or skating, tubing, tobogganing and sledding. How about trail running? There’s the Cherry Festival Marathon, Run With the Dawgs, 5K Grayling and many more. Don’t forget horseback riding, sailing, music festivals, casinos, shopping, dining and nightlife. Visit Mackinac Island, and tour Michigan’s many distinct areas, all within a day’s drive of Michigan vacation rentals.