Five Spectacular Summertime Instagram Photos from Our Fans in July 2014

With warm temperatures and sunny skies across the state, July was a beautiful month to get out and explore Pure Michigan – and our Instagram fans’ spectacular summertime captures did not disappoint! From long days at the beach to an evening in the city, here are just a few of our favorite Instagram fan photos from July.

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A peaceful evening in Ottawa County courtesy of Instagram user @rkramer62.Ottawa County Sunset @rkramer62

The 313 celebrated its 313th birthday this month! Did you celebrate Detroit‘s birthday this year? Photo courtesy of Instagram user @joshtallyphotos.joshtallyphotos

Beautiful blue waters surround the ore dock in Marquette‘s Lower Harbor. Photo courtesy of Instagram user @detroittinydancer.detroittinydancer marquette

Lovely Mackinac Island lilacs add a splash of color to this summer scene. Photo courtesy of Instagram user @rwalli02.rwalli02 mac island

Smooth stones washed ashore along Lake Huron courtesy of Instagram user @mjo524.928298_1509596179272235_1316778010_n

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From Our Community: 24 Ways You Know You’re From Michigan

Photo by Dave Dimuzio

Photo by Facebook Fan Dave Dimuzio

What makes Pure Michigan such a unique place to live, work and travel? We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to tell us the telltale signs of a true Michigander. Check out these 24 ways you know you’re from Michigan according to our social community.

You know you’re from Michigan when…

“You look forward to revisiting the same places over and over again wanting to see them in all four seasons.” – Ann Roedel

When you aren’t happy unless you are near a body of water” - Karen Collins-Parker

“You wear clothes in layers in the middle of summer ‘just in case’!” - Juli Bailey

“You say pop not soda” - Sheri Coleman

“The Pure Michigan ads put a lump in your throat and you can describe Lake Superior as just “a little chilly” then go right in!” -Bridget Tauber

“You go “up north” for your summer vacation.” - Cindy Gebert

“You pack a sweatshirt, a rain coat and your swimsuit for a weekend trip.” – Lois Marlene Gretzinger

Photo captured at Tahquamenon Falls

Photo captured at Tahquamenon Falls

“You know what yoopers and pasties are, and you drink Vernors to calm a stomachache” - Kirk Vogel

“You are never more than a couple of hours from a beautiful beach!” - Kristy Bies Sleeper

“You use your hands as the map to show where you live and where you are heading.” -Rodney and Beth Pentoney

“You wear flip flops out to the mailbox and it’s 42 degrees!” - Marian Ledergerber

“You know that you’re the only state that can give a high five” - Timothy Rexin

“The best vacations are traveled by car and the desired direction is NORTH.” - Pam Gregory

“You can experience all 4 seasons in one week!” - Kasey Lauwers

“Vernors, Sanders, Faygo, Better Made…Need I say more.” - Mary Ruth Romeos Martin

“You know who ‘Da Yoopers’ are!” - Barb Kalinski

“You have to explain what a “Michigan left” is!” – Twitter user @mcusuman87

“You can’t decide whether Mackinac or Frankenmuth has the best fudge.” – Twitter user @JessicaFastball

Photo captured at Isle Royale

Photo captured at Isle Royale

“You know what it means to be a troll or a fudgie” - Suzanne Ritchie

“Fall football! Michigan vs. Michigan State!” - Amy Macksood

“You correctly pronounce Sault Ste. Marie!” - Charlotte Hamilton

“You know how to spell and play Euchre!” - Faith Waterous

“You picked cherries and asparagus every summer.” - Shelly K Cherry

“No matter where you go there’s no place like home Michigan” - Laurie Ann Krzemien Burkey

Do you have any telltale signs of a Michigander to add to the list? 

Twelve Amazing Instagram Accounts That Will Make You Want To Visit Michigan Immediately

We are continually blown away by the phenomenal photographs our Pure Michigan Instagram fans share with us each and every day! Our fans have quite the knack for capturing stunning Pure Michigan moments. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing way to spend your mid-afternoon brain break or searching for some inspiration for your next summertime getaway, these 12 amazing Instagram accounts will make you want to plan a trip to Pure Michigan immediately.

Instagram user @tony.bennett [Photo captured near Detroit, MI]tony.bennett Detroit

Instagram user @NeilWeaverPhoto [Photo captured at Little Presque Isle in Marquette County]@neilweaverphoto Little Presque Isle Lake Suprior

Instagram user @ExperienceGrandRapids [Photo captured near the Blue Bridge in Grand Rapids, MI]experiencegrandrapids claywol

Instagram user @oni_one_ [Photo captured at Miner's Castle near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore]Oni_one_ Miners Castle

Instagram user @DiscoverHolland [Photo captured at Windmill Island Gardens]discoverholland

Instagram user @satcheldog [Photo captured along Lake Superior near Sault Ste. Marie]satcheldog Hemlock forest UP

Instagram user @tototoophoto [Photo captured in Grand Haven, MI]tototoophoto grandhaven

Instagram user @mikeconnick [Photo captured at Sable Falls]sable falls mikeconnick

Instagram user @SouthHavenCVB [Photo captured in South Haven, MI by @mckarly13]mckarly13 southhavencvb

Instagram user @danfreiphoto [Photo captured on Mackinac Island]mackinac island danfrei

Instagram user @leighannarbor [Photo captured at Burton Memorial Tower in Ann Arbor]leighannarbor BuronMemorialtower

Instagram user @AwesomeMitten [Photo captured at Comerica Park in Detroit]AwesomeMitten tigers

Have you captured a fantastic Pure Michigan moment recently? Follow us @PureMichigan on Twitter or Instagram and share it using #PureMichigan. For more fan photos or Pure Michigan getaway inspiration, like us on Facebook or visit our Pure Michigan Flickr gallery.