The Great Lakes — Superior, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Erie — make up the largest body of fresh water on Earth, accounting for 20% of the planets surface freshwater at 6 quadrillion gallons. The lakes, sometimes called "the nation's fourth seacoast’ makeup a very underrated area of America. In terms of geology the lakes are very young. About 14,000 years ago, the Great Lakes area was covered by a glacier that was more than a half-mile thick. As the glacier melted, it slowly moved toward Canada and left behind a series of large depressions that filled with water. From Marblehead, Ohio to my favorite spot on Lake Michigan around Point Betsie its hard not to see the beauty of the lakes and the stories that the landscape tells. Many people will be surprised with how clear the blue-green water is around parts of Northern Michigan. The Lakes are home to some of the most beautiful lighthouses in North America.
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