Amazing facts about the Great Lakes you probably didn't know
Exploring the largest body of fresh water on Earth
TRAVEL Water bodies
The Great Lakes of North America make up the largest body of fresh water by area on Earth. Comprising five spectacular lakes, each with its own unique geographical and environmental characteristics, these series of interconnected freshwater lakes are more like inland seas. Here you'll find pristine beaches, awesome dunes, wilderness parks and reserves, and some of the most dynamic cities on the planet.
Click through the following gallery for an extended tour of this dramatic and beautifully diverse region, and soak up some fascinating history along the way.