There are amazing places to go bike riding in Michigan. People don’t think about Michigan when they think about states with mountains, but Michigan has a few small mountain ranges in the upper peninsula, including the Porcupine Mountains and the Huron Mountains. The Porcupine Mountains offer gorgeous views of Lake Superior and some of the best skiing in the entire state. But if you go southward into the lower peninsula, you might be surprised to find a large number of hills among the dense woodlands. If you were dropped onto a random farm in a flat region, you might mistakenly assume you’re somewhere off in the farm belt by the plains states. But that’s because Michigan has such a diverse ecology. I feel lucky that I grew up on a piece of land in Muskegon County that had a number of large hills, forests, and natural ponds. We lived near Big Blue Lake and White River, giving us some of the best fishing in the entire country if you ask my opinion. Nowadays I’m living in an apartment on S Livingston S and I use my road bicycle in the city and my mountain bike on bike trails. Some of my favorites are the White River Trail, Hilt’s Landing, and the Clear Springs Nature Preserve. Now that Michigan has recreational cannabis dispensaries all over the place, I can stay stocked on marijuana flower jars. I like rolling a few joints to take on long trips through biking trails in the area. If you ask me, I’d rather be on the trails in Whitehall than in a large city surrounded by countless people.