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Summer Solstice 2014: Saturday is the Longest Day of the Year

Summer officially arrives in Michigan Saturday morning. Where’s the best place to play?

Unless this reminds you to much of the polar vortex – you remember that – how about heading to a beach and building a sandman? (Patch file photo)
Unless this reminds you to much of the polar vortex – you remember that – how about heading to a beach and building a sandman? (Patch file photo)

The Summer Solstice arrives at 6:51 a.m. EDT, making Saturday, June 21, the longest day of the year as the Earth makes its annual trip around the Sun.

Solstice comes from the Latin words “sol” and “sistere,” and it literally means “sun stands still.”

Space.com offers a lot of scientific geek talk about what that all means in terms of orbital tilts, and how the Sun appears to stand still before its position reverses direction.

But for most of us, it just means that summer is here and it’s time to play.

That brings us to the question:

  • Where are the best summertime play spots in Michigan?

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