At Freep.com you can view a neat video series on the Great Lakes put together by columnist Mike Wendland. There are currently two videos up - Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. The Lake Superior video begins with the Soo Locks. Other highlights of this video are - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, a commercial Whitefish (yum! visit ScalawagsWhitefish.com for a location near you) operation, and the U.P. Pasty.
The Lake Michigan video features - Petoskey stones (official state stone), trillium (official state flower), Sleeping Bear Dunes, and ends with one of Lake Michigan's famous sunsets.