The Great Lakes region is perhaps the farthest away from what most tourists imagine when they decide to plan a trip to the United States, but the authenticity and the surprising beauty of these places are truly unmissable. Don’t think of this region as just a land of lumberjacks, orchards and wooden cabins high up in the mountains! With lakes as big as seas, Chicago skyscrapers, corn fields with unexpected Tibetan temples sprouting from them and the genuine life of the Great Lakes, you won’t miss the East and the West Coast a single bit.
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Here’s a fact to help you realize just how immense the lakes like Ontario, Erie, Huron and Lake Superior are: they make up some 20% of the entire body of fresh water in the world and 95% of fresh water in the United States. The Great Lakes states offer a total immersion into the wildlife, from beaches and sand dunes to lakes and national parks in Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Minnesota, where you can see brown bears, moose, wolves and eagles and or go rick climbing. The big cities appear in the middle of nowhere with their skyscrapers and…their breweries!The cities in this region are famous for their craft beer production, influences probably by various communities of German origin. In the summertime or during winter, in a kayak or on a motor sled, the Great Lakes area is waiting for you to discover it!