Michigan is one of the top 10 maple syrup producing states. It is the first harvest of the year and is celebrated with festivals around the state.
At the 45th Parallel, halfway between the equator and the North Pole, Michigan has a sweet spot that is kissed by the waves of the largest lake totally within U.S. borders. It’s a tart spot, too. This spot, in Michigan’s northwest Lower Peninsula, is the world’s Cherry Capital.
Michigan’s Lower Peninsula is shaped like a hand so that it can hold a Coney dog properly. There can be no other explanation. This is the epicenter of the Coney nation.