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? 

Sneak Peek at the 2014 Pure Michigan Calendar

The 2014 Pure Michigan Calendar is now available to order in the Pure Michigan Store. Here’s a sneak peek at each month’s photo – including locations. Be sure to order yours today!

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

Cover Photo:Cover Photo

Grand Sable Dunes, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Photograph courtesy of John McCormick.

January:January

New Presque Isle LighthousePhotograph courtesy of John McCormick.

February:February

Lake Huron at Pointe Aux BarquesPhotograph courtesy of John McCormick.

March:March

The Michigan Labor Legacy Monument in DetroitPhotograph courtesy of Michael Lax.

April:April

Mackinac Island. Photograph courtesy of John McCormick.

May:May

Grand Rapids. Photograph courtesy of Experience Grand Rapids.

June:June

Sleeping Bear Dunes National LakeshorePhotograph courtesy of John McCormick.

July:July

Pictured Rocks National LakeshorePhotograph courtesy of John McCormick.

August:August

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Photograph courtesy of John McCormick.

September:September

Marquette Harbor. Photograph courtesy of John McCormick.

October:October

Photograph courtesy of Kevin Frisch, Fusion Media Strategies, at Greywalls Golf Course, Marquette Golf Club

November:November

Bond Falls. Photograph courtesy of John McCormick.

December:December

The Menominee RiverPhotograph courtesy of Jerry Harpt.

See the 2014 Pure Michigan Calendar in the Pure Michigan Store.

First Look at the Pure Michigan Fall 2013 Billboards and Bus Wraps

With the fall color season just around the corner, Pure Michigan has launched this year’s fall advertising campaign. We wanted to give you a sneak peek at some of the ads you’ll be seeing on billboards across the state (and beyond) starting as early as this week. The Pure Michigan-branded buses can be seen in Chicago throughout the season.

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.

Billboards

Bond Falls:
Sugarloaf Mountain:

Tunnel of Trees in Ludington:

Bus Wraps

Otter Creek in Honor:

Bond Falls:

Tunnel of Trees:
 

Interested in learning more about fall in Michigan? Order your free copy of the Pure Michigan Fall Travel Guide online today at michigan.org.