Michiana: A Definition


What is Michiana?  It is a made up word that means exactly what it implies.  It is the mashing together of Michigan and Indiana. It is the invisible moving boarders that makes up the meeting region of two states, where maps on a line mostly define where you pay your taxes, or maybe which football team you watch on Saturdays.

The Internet somewhere defines it as a regional area surrounding South Bend, the biggest city.  But the truth is, I really don’t buy it.  South Bend has Notre Dame, and a lot of great businesses, but there is so much more.  There’s the rich farmland that is home to Amish, Mennonite, and a variety of cultures.  There is also woods, and swamps and lakes, and Michigan has some great camping spots. We even have our own vineyards, specific to the region which produces some might fine wine.   And no one can ignore the Michigan Dunes,with the singing sand, cotton candy clouds, and it’s own siren call in the summer.

So we shall just leave the definition as someplace great you could call home, because that’s exactly what I do.  And we shall do our best to share it from time to time, so if you are passing by, you can enjoy a a bit of Michiana too. Then you can call it your home, if only for a short while.




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