Which State Has Two Peninsulas and How Are Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas Connected?

Michigan is the only state to be made up of two widely separated parts, called Peninsulas.

The Lower and Upper Peninsulas are connected by the 5 mile long long Mackinac (pronounced Mackinaw) Bridge, across the Straits of Mackinac.

Michigan is surrounded by lots of water.

It touches four of the five Great Lakes and has 3,288 miles (5,294 km) of shoreline; the only state to have more is Alaska.

Michigan also has plenty of water within its borders, with more than 11,000 lakes. The Upper Peninsula boasts 150 waterfalls.

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