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? 

3 thoughts on “First Look at the Pure Michigan 2013 Winter Travel Guide

  1. I live on an island with summer-like weather year round, so me and that white stuff don’t really get along. Still, I think it would be fun to experience a little skiing and hot chocolate-sipping by a fire place. OK, am adding a visit to Michigan for snowboarding on my bucket list as I think about skiing.

  2. On the one hand I hate to see winter come because I miss summer, and the driving is not fun sometimes. But on the other hand, when its a sunny day, winter in Michigan can be really beautiful. I love cross country skiing but haven’t done it in years. Maybe this year I will!

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