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, 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

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.

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


New Presque Isle LighthousePhotograph courtesy of John McCormick.


Lake Huron at Pointe Aux BarquesPhotograph courtesy of John McCormick.


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


Mackinac Island. Photograph courtesy of John McCormick.


Grand Rapids. Photograph courtesy of Experience Grand Rapids.


Sleeping Bear Dunes National LakeshorePhotograph courtesy of John McCormick.


Pictured Rocks National LakeshorePhotograph courtesy of John McCormick.


Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Photograph courtesy of John McCormick.


Marquette Harbor. Photograph courtesy of John McCormick.


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


Bond Falls. Photograph courtesy of John McCormick.


The Menominee RiverPhotograph courtesy of Jerry Harpt.

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