Thank You To Our Fans – Pure Michigan Named “Best Use of Social Media” by Travel + Leisure

Pure Michigan recently received an award for “Best Overall Use of Social Media” by a Tourism Board in the 2014 Travel + Leisure SMITTY Awards! In honor of this special recognition, we wanted to send out a special ‘Thank You’ and take you on a journey through some of the posts that you liked the most over the year. 

We are so lucky to have such wonderful fans. Thank you for continuing to share the beauty of #PureMichigan!  

Which of these is your favorite? 

Five Excellent Instagram Photos from Our Fans in May 2014

We’re always impressed by the beautiful and unique photos our fans share with us on social channels each day. This May, we saw a ton of magnificent shots from our Pure Michigan Instagram community that were captured all across the state. From polar plunges in the Upper Peninsula to pastel sunsets along the coast of  Lake Michigan, here are just a few of our favorites.

For more fan photos, check out our  FebruaryMarch and April roundups and follow us on Instagram.

A breathtaking starry night sky in Michigan. Photo by @danfreiphoto.


A priceless pastel sunrise over Charlevoix. Photo by @danberck.


Some brave adventurers take the plunge into the lingering icy waters of Lake Superior. Photo by @lizziecorser.


Magnificent shot of a blustery day along the shores of Marquette, MI. Photo by @ztwede.


 A blazing Ludington sunset to end the day in Pure Michigan. Photo by @ramble142.


Have you captured a fantastic Pure Michigan photo recently?

If you’re on Instagram, follow us @puremichigan! If you’d like us to share your photos from across the state, please tag them with #PureMichigan to give us permission to “re-gram.”