Think Warm Thoughts With These 10 Photos From The 2015 Spring/Summer Travel Guide

While our Pure Michigan winter wonderland is still in full swing, think warm thoughts by planning your summer vacation with the newly released 2015 Official State Travel Guide. This free guide, printed in Midland, highlights a variety of attractions and activities to enjoy across the state throughout this spring and summer.

The full color publication will also be offered in a digital edition, which will allows you to access the guide right from your computer, tablet or smartphone. The digital version offers interactive features, including videos, slideshows and a real-time feed of travel stories from our blog.

Feature stories in this year’s spring/summer guide include National Treasures, featuring Michigan’s five national parks, 10 Ways to Love Lake Huron, My Kind of Beach to help visitors find their perfect Michigan beach and Golf Style highlighting golf courses throughout the state. Other stories in the guide highlight Detroit, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, paddling the Au Sable River and pet friendly destinations.

You can request a copy of the 2015 Official State Travel Guide on michigan.org or by calling toll-free at (888) 784-7328. The guide will also be available at the 14 Michigan Welcome Centers across the state. 

Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the beautiful photographs featured in the guide to get us thinking spring in Pure Michigan!

Overlooking Tahquamenon Falls

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Terri Ketcham

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Per Breiehagen

Lovers Leap.  Kayaking along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Terri Ketcham

‘ Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Jason Lindsey

Tall Ships at the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven

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Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Johnny Quirin

Aerial view of Keweenaw National Historic Park

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Terri Ketcham

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Bob Stefko

Silver Lake Sand Dunes ORV Park

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Terri Ketcham

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Jason Lindsey

Bayview Mackinac Yacht Race off Mackinac Island

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Terri Ketcham

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Jason Lindsey

Windmill Island Gardens in Holland, MI

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Terri Ketcham

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Johnny Quirin

Castle Falls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Terri Ketcham

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Jason Lindsey

Turnip Rock near Port Austin

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Johnny Quirin

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Johnny Quirin

Enjoying the day at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Terri Ketcham

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Tony Demin

Where in Pure Michigan are you planning to visit this spring or summer? 

Twelve Photos You’ll Find Inside the 2015 Pure Michigan Calendar

The holidays are fast approaching and it’s just about time to get shopping! The 2015 Pure Michigan Calendar makes a great gift for the Michigan-lover on your list. Whether you’re near or far from the Mitten State, this 12-month calendar showcases the best of Michigan’s remarkable year round scenery and is now available to order in the Pure Michigan Store.

Here’s a look at each month’s photo – including locations. Be sure to order yours today!

January: Jordan River – Photo courtesy of John McCormick

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February: Empire Bluff near Sleeping Bear DunesPhoto courtesy of John McCormick

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March: DetroitPhoto courtesy of Mike Boening

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April: Lake SuperiorPhoto courtesy of John McCormick

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May: Bay HarborPhoto courtesy of Brian Walters

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June: Grand HavenPhoto courtesy of Tom Roche

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July: Vaughn Lake – Photo courtesy of Neil Weaver

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August: Sugarloaf Mountain, MarquettePhoto courtesy of Laura Maynard

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September: Au Sable River – Photo courtesy of Tom Roche

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October: Lake SuperiorPhoto courtesy of John McCormick

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November: Lake PlumbagoPhoto courtesy of John McCormick

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December: Turnip Rock, Port AustinPhoto courtesy of John McCormick

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If you’re pressed for time this season or just not one to embrace the hustle and bustle of busy shopping areas, the Pure Michigan Store has a number of other Michigan-inspired gifts to help make holiday shopping a breeze.

Which month’s photo is your favorite? Share with us in the comments section below.

Proud Michigander? Here are 13 Ways to Show Off Your Pure Michigan Pride

‘Tis the season for fall sports! With football, baseball and more happening around the state, many fans are out and about showing their team spirit. If you’re a proud Michigander, there are plenty of ways to sport your Pure Michigan pride as well. With some help from the Pure Michigan Store, here are 13 ways you can show your Mitten love to the world! 

16 oz Insulated Straw Tumbler
Easily take your favorite beverage with you without worry of spillage with this Pure Michigan 16-oz. insulated straw tumbler.PM_114RC_L

Pure Michigan Cheese Board
Your Michigan-made cheese has never looked or tasted better once it is displayed on this custom Michigan-shaped cheese board. The Upper Peninsula makes the perfect spot to rest your favorite cheese knife. Bring it to a tailgate or enjoy while gathered around the TV watching your favorite Michigan team. PM_115EG_L

Ladies Baby Rib Long Sleeve Hoodie
This form-fitting Women’s Baby Rib Long-Sleeve Hoodie not only looks great, but it will keep you warm and cozy during any Michigan season.PM_114PH_L

Pure Michigan Custom Pewter Keyfob
Never leave home without this little Mitten-love reminder. This Pure Michigan custom pewter key fob features a die-cut silhouette of Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas. PM_115EE_L

Pure Michigan Custom Pine Wood Tote Basket
This Pure Michigan custom white pine wood tote basket is perfect for holding homemade goodies, jams, soaps, magazines, or anything else you can think of. PM_115EF_L

Pure Michigan Garden Flag
This Pure Michigan garden flag features a stunning image of Miners Castle along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.PM_114RE_L

Pure Michigan Grilling Spatula
For backwoods camping, beach barbeques, pre-game tailgate eats or grilling at home, our maple Pure Michigan spatula is up to the task.PM_110XJ_L

Leather Fishing Log
Put this handy fishing log in your tackle box on your next fishing trip. PM_10U0M_L

Pure Michigan Men’s Logo T-Shirt
A simple way to show your pride. Start your day off with this Pure Michigan tee. Available in grey.PM_10U9A_L

Pure Michigan Women’s Logo T-Shirt
This t-shirt embodies the Pure Michigan experience for you to enjoy for years to come. Available in navy blue.PM_10U9C_L

Pure Michigan Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt
Does the chocolate brown of this all-purpose hoodie conjure trips to a Mackinac fudge shop? You decide. Available in brown.PM_10U0K_L

Tailgate Bottle Opener Key Ring
Great for opening your celebratory beverage after a great Michigan sports win! Available in silver.PM_110Y6_L

Pure Michigan Wood iPhone 5 Case
Bring your Michigan pride everywhere you go with a custom-designed iPhone case.PM_119NA_S2

 

How do you show your Pure Michigan pride?