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geo-graphical theme of Benzie County is shaped by rolling hills, close to
Great Lakes shorelines including coastal dunes on the west coast, large
inland lakes, numerous rivers and large forests. North of the area are historic
pre-settlement forests with Beech and Sugar Maple trees, mixed with Hemlock,
White Pine, and Yellow Birch which only grow on moist soils. Southern Michigan forests were primarily deciduous with oaks, red
maple, shagbark hickory, basswood and cottonwood which are uncommon
further north. Northern Michigan soils tend to be coarser, and the
growing season is shorter with a cooler climate. Lake effect weather
brings significant snowfalls to snow belt areas of Northern Michigan.
There were more than 150 past and present light houses around Michigan's Great Lakes coasts, including several in Northern Michigan. They serve as functioning warnings to mariners, but are also integral to the region's culture and history. See a list of Michigan light houses for more information on individual lighthouses.
Near Benzie County, Cherry Capital Airport is a United States Coast Guard air station (CGAS), which is responsible for both maritime and land-based search and rescue operations in the northern Great Lakes region.
The state forests in the U.S. state of Michigan are managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Forest, Mineral and Fire Management unit. It is the largest state forest system in the nation at 3,900,000 acres (16,000 km).
In addition, portions of Benzie County are covered by the Manistee National Forest and the Huron National Forest. In the former, a unique environment is present at the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness. This relatively small area on Lake Michigan's east side, is one of few wilderness areas in the U.S. with an extensive lake ecosystem.
Glaciers shaped Benzie County creating a unique regional ecosystem. A large portion of Benzie County is the so-called outwash plain, which consists of broad outwash plain including sandy ice-disintegration ridges; jack pine barrens, some white pine-red pine forest, and northern hardwood forest. Large lakes were created by glacial action.
Benzie County is a unique travel environment. Consequently, drivers should be forewarned: travel distances should not be underestimated. Michigan's overall length is only 456 miles (734 km) and width 386 miles (621 km) – but because of the lakes those distances cannot be traveled directly. The distance from northwest to the southeast corner is 456 miles (734 km) 'as the crow flies'. Unlike the crows, travelers must go around the Great Lakes. For example, when traveling to the Upper Peninsula, it is well to realize that it is roughly 300 miles (480 km) from Detroit to the Mackinac Bridge, but it is another 300 miles (480 km) from St. Ignace to Ironwood.
Benzie County fall activities include various festivals, and driving around in the woods to watch the colorful fall leaves. Hunting in Northern Michigan is a popular fall pastime. There are seasons for bow hunting and a muzzle-loader season as well as for using modern rifle season. The opening day of deer season (November 15) is a major day for some residents. Some schools close November 15, due to low attendance, due to opening day of deer season.
Benzie County has the four seasons in their extremes, with sometimes unbearably hot and humid summer days (although, mild in comparison to some parts of the south) to subzero days in winter. With the expansive hardwood forest in Northern Michigan, "fall color" tourist are found throughout the area in early to mid-autumn. When the spring rains come, many roads and bridges become impassable due to flooding or muddy to the point a four-wheel drive cannot pass. Snow fall totals can vary throughout the region due to Lake-effect snow from the prevailing westerly winds off of Lake Michigan, with average yearly snow fall of 141.4" (359.2 cm) in Gaylord to 52.4" (133.1 cm) in Harrisville. Both the high and low temperature records for all of Michigan are held by communities in Northern Lower Michigan. The high is 112°F (44°C) set in Mio on July 13, 1936 and the low is -51°F (-46°C) set in Vanderbilt on February 9, 1934.
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