yep....a list of the preferred areas you would like to investigate (doesn't have to be real specific) would be most useful in helping to make some suggestions.
And two-dayers are probably the most common hikes going. For some people, they never do anything else...just short get-aways, and that is absolutely alright.
I have a friend that made a committment to go every other weekend and he has been faithful to that comittment for over 4 years. HYOH/YMMV
I think most people on this forum are always looking for other like type people to hike, talk, and just share time with in nature. I know I am.
Why don't you post a thread requesting hiking partners in Michigan and see what kind of response you get? The request for get togethers don't have to be just full blown Hanging events....short hikes or small groups are the best things most of the time, and a whole easier to make happen.
Fellow Michigander Barefoot Child (Rex)