An Inside Look at the Pure Michigan 2014 Spring/Summer Travel Guide

While the first official day of spring is still a few weeks away, we’re getting ready for warmer days with the launch of the 2014 official state spring/summer travel guide! The 112-page full color publication will also be offered in a free digital edition, which will allow users to access the guide from their desktop and laptop computers, as well as smartphones and tablets.

The travel guide highlights interesting sights to see, places to go and activities to participate in through the year in Michigan. Featured again this year are Michigan Moments – a collection of fun and exciting things to see and do across Michigan. Also, Carla White’s winning Pure Michigan Moment photo of the sunset over Lake Superior in Christmas, Mich. can be found on page 19 in the Michigan Moments section!

The guide also showcases Michigan as a destination for all types of travelers. The Kids Rule feature offers many suggestions for family-friendly ways to have fun from riding a camel to zip lining over a creek. Summer Camp explores the outdoors at Michigan’s state and national parks from trails systems to fishing. Whatever you love, indulge your interest with visits to the trio of popular destinations: Detroit, Traverse City and Mackinac Island, detailed in Passion Points. Tee Time is a must-read for golf lovers.

The 2014 Pure Michigan Spring/Summer Travel Guide is now available online at michigan.org, as well as at the 14 Michigan Welcome Centers across the state. You can request your free copy of the Travel Guide at michigan.org or by calling toll-free (888) 784-7328.

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

Pure Michigan Spring/Summer Travel Guide 2014

Pure Michigan Spring/Summer Travel Guide 2014

Pictured Rocks, ­ page 44 COURTSEY OF MIDWEST LIVING - Per Breiehagen

Pictured Rocks
COURTSEY OF MIDWEST LIVING – Per Breiehagen

Porcupine Mountains COURTSEY OF MIDWEST LIVING - Per Breiehagen

Porcupine Mountains
COURTSEY OF MIDWEST LIVING – Per Breiehagen

Grand Hotel COURTSEY OF MIDWEST LIVING - Jason Lindsey

Grand Hotel
COURTSEY OF MIDWEST LIVING – Jason Lindsey

Waterfalls COURTSEY OF MIDWEST LIVING - Image Studios, Inc.

Waterfalls
COURTSEY OF MIDWEST LIVING – Image Studios, Inc.

Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier COURTESY OF MIDWEST LIVING - John Noltner

Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier
COURTESY OF MIDWEST LIVING – John Noltner

Do you have a Pure Michigan getaway planned this spring? Where are you headed? 

First Look at the Pure Michigan Winter 2014 Billboards

Though we’ve already seen quite a bit of winter weather this year, the first official day of winter is this Saturday! With the change of season, Pure Michigan has launched this year’s winter advertising campaign. Television, radio and billboard ads will begin running December 30th. We wanted to give you a sneak peek at some of the images you’ll be seeing on billboards across the state (and beyond)! 

Take a look at the images below and let us know what you think! We also included links to the locations featured in the photography if you’re interested in learning more or making a first-hand visit. 

Empire Bluff at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Empire, MI 

Along the Jordan River

Treetops Resort in Gaylord, MI

Which Pure Michigan winter billboard is your favorite?

Starting December 30th, let us know if you spot them! If you visit any of these locations this winter, we’d love to see your photos! Link to them in the comments section below, post to our Facebook or Google+ or tweet them to us @puremichigan.

First Look at the Pure Michigan 2013 Winter Travel Guide

You may have noticed that we’ve changed our Pure Michigan Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram channels over to winter imagery. While the first official day of winter is still two months away, we’re gearing up for the cold weather with the launch of the official state winter travel guide!

The Pure Michigan Winter Travel Guide is now available online at michigan.org, as well as at the 14 Michigan Welcome Centers across the state.

The guide offers ideas for winter travel activities for visitors and residents alike. As in other issues of the guide, the winter travel guide features Michigan Moments – a collection of memorable moments to experience in the state. Feature stories include Best in Snow suggesting the wide variety of ways to experience winter in Michigan; Winter in the City, offering winter stops in Michigan’s urban centers; Trail Blazers featuring Michigan trails from snowmobiles to downhill skiing; and, Relaxing and Rich for those who prefer to spend the winter months indulging indoors.

Here’s a quick look at a few of the wonderful winter photographs featured in the guide.

North Breakwater Lighthouse, Ludington. Photo courtesy of John Robert Williams

Dog sledding, Crystal Mountain. Photo courtesy of Kevin Miyazaki

Sleigh Ride, Thunder Bay Resort. Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Brian Confer

Request your copy of the Pure Michigan Winter Travel guide here. For more information, visit michigan.org.

Do you have a winter getaway planned for this year? Where in Michigan are you heading?