Five Fan Favorite Instagram Photos from March 2015

March in Pure Michigan is a time of transition from snowy scenery to blooming buds and new beginnings. Our Pure Michigan Instagram fans embraced the changing seasons with wonderful photos! From glowing auroras to melting winter ice, here are some fan favorites from last month. 

We couldn’t help but share @mdotpicoftheday’s photo taken high atop the Mackinac Bridge. It’s not everyday you get to take in a view as astounding as this one!

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Instagrammer @shaleewanders captured this photo at the Grand Island ice caves in the Upper Peninsula, face to face with some truly larger than life icicles.

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The Northern Lights were recently visible all across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. This unbelievable capture comes from @nivenlife in Port Austin.

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A late winter sunrise slowly melted away the ice on Lake St. Clair. Instagram fan @faresksebati helped us get ready to give spring a warm Pure Michigan welcome with this early morning scene.

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When the first day of spring arrived, we anxiously awaited the springtime bloom with this photo of colorful tulips captured at last year’s Tulip Time Festival in Holland, MI.

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How are you celebrating the change in season? For more fan photography, follow us on Instagram. Be sure to tag your photos with #PureMichigan to give us permission to re-gram! 

From Our Fans: 15 Telltale Signs of Spring in Michigan

Hello Spring! Today marks the official start of the new season. We asked our fans on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram to tell us how they know that springtime in Michigan has arrived, and per usual, they didn’t disappoint!

8722672937_e1b4010c8c_oYou know it’s springtime in Pure Michigan when…

Michigan Begins to Bloom

When the tulips are blooming in Holland! – Facebook user Mike Riedmiller

The golf courses open! – Facebook user Kyle Ransom

When the farmers plow and plant their crops on acres of Michigan land! – Facebook user Deborah Ann Sutton

It’s Road Tripping Weather

When you can take the ferry to Mackinac Island– Facebook user Laura Hupy Copeland

You “just know” it’s time to head up to the bridge! Can’t wait! – Facebook user Susan Westfall Holloway

MackinacHouseI can hike Michigan trails again! –Instagrammer @nicolesiderius

You Enjoy The Outdoors

When the Tigers game is on the radio – Facebook user Mark Puddy

When the water is crystal clear – Facebook user Megan Holly Dowler

You can swim in Lake Michigan – Facebook user Connie Miller Calabrese

You Indulge in Pure Michigan Delights

When I can go to the wineries and enjoy a bottle outside – Facebook user Chrystal Davis

VineyardFallBell’s Oberon goes on sale! Pass the orange slice. – Facebook user Karl Bloss

You know it’s springtime when it’s warm enough to hang out on the patio at your favorite brewery! –Twitter user @hannahkesh

Winter Slowly Melts Away

You can put your long underwear away – Twitter user @beekaytulsa

Robins, Starlings and Canadian geese!  – Instagrammer @aubreyhall

The snow is finally melting and we can see grass again! – Instagrammer @revv_

What other signs of spring in Michigan would you add? Let us know below!

If you’re looking for more springtime fun, check out our April Events Roundup  and visit michigan.org/events.

Five Frame-Worthy Instagram Photos From Our Fans in February 2015

February in Pure Michigan brought snow-capped trees, sweet celebrations and striking scenery. Set against a backdrop of shimmering snow and ice, the winter photos we receive from our Pure Michigan Instagram community never cease to amaze us! Here are just a few of our favorites from February. 

 Turnip Rock in Port Austin. This unique view comes from @kbernock.

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Snowmobiling on the tree-lined trails in Boon, MI near Cadillac. Photo by @andypeninger.

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Simple winter splendor. Great shot of the majestic Mackinac Bridge from @tbulman01.

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A front row seat to a fiery winter sunset near Saugatuck courtesy of @papafinny.

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Credit goes to @pottspics71 for snapping this incredible shot of frozen Munising Falls while exploring the Upper Peninsula.

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For more fan photography, follow us on Instagram. Be sure to tag your photos with #PureMichigan to give us permission to re-gram!