Living in a state like Michigan has great advantages especially if you like to lead an outdoorsy life.
The countryside in the state is lush and green, isn't overrun with concrete and you can find peace and scerenity with your dogs in various quiet. We live close to many such locations in central Michigan. Often, you'll catch us at this little lake down the road from us with our dogs, where they love to go in chase our kayaks and play fetch. Here's a small video of our german shepherds and pretend water rats having a grand time.