Five Extraordinary Instagram Photos from Our Fans in August 2014

Our Instagram fans have not wasted a second of our Pure Michigan summer! From sunrises and sunsets to days at the beach or the ballgame, we saw it all on Instagram this month. Here are just a few stand-out Instagram fan photos from August.

For more fan photos, check out our May, June  and July roundups and follow us on Instagram

A picturesque pastel sunrise over the Au Train River and Lake Superior captured perfectly by @neilweaverphoto.

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This bright sunny view of Fishtown in Leland, MI never gets old. Photo by @kathryncpage.

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Cool photo captured in Detroit’s Hart Plaza! Photo by @feenyphotography via @indulgedetroit.

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We love this photo of Turnip Rock from @jonasqphotography. Have you seen Turnip Rock in person?

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What a wonderful capture from Lavender Hill Farms in Boyne City, MI! Photo by @tototoophoto.

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23 Outstanding Summer Sunrises and Sunsets from Our Fans

From Sunrise Coast to Sunset Coast, there’s no shortage of magical watercolor scenes in Pure Michigan! This week, we asked our fans to share their best summer sunrise and sunset photos. We were so blown away by brilliant scarlets, deep purples, red oranges and sunburst yellows that we couldn’t help but share a roundup of some of our favorites. Check out the gallery below from the Pure Michigan Flickr page. For more fan photos, visit our Facebook page or follow us @PureMichigan on Instagram.

Where do you go to watch a dazzling Pure Michigan sunrise or sunset?

 

17 Spectacular Pure Michigan Stars of the Shore for National Lighthouse Day

Did you know that today is National Lighthouse Day? With more than 115 lighthouses nestled along the coast, Michigan boasts more lighthouses than any other state! This week, we asked our fans to share photos of their favorite Pure Michigan lighthouses. Here’s a roundup of just a few fan favorites.

Interested in planning a trip to one of the spectacular stars of these shore? Visit michigan.org/lighthouses for more information.

Be sure to plan a stop at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum when you visit Whitefish Point Lighthouse. Photo by Natalie Fether – Hobby PhotographerWhitefish Point Natalie Fether Hobby Photographer

White Shoal Lighthouse was built in 1910. It is about 20 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge. This lighthouse is only visible by boat. Photo by Cheryl Aldrich Lane WalbergWhite Shoal Cheryl Aldrich Lane Walberg

Watawam Lighthouse in St. Ignace rises 62 feet above the waterPhoto by Jason McIver PhotographyWatawam Lighthouse St Ignace Jason McIver Photo

The Holland Harbor Light is also known as “Big Red.” Photo by Under the Radar MichiganUnder the Radar Michigan Big Red Holland

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and a view of the Mighty MacPhoto by Theresa VillwockTheresa Villwock Old Mackinac Point

Little Sable Point Lighthouse in Oceana County is open to the public for a small admission feePhoto by Terese ChandlerTerese Chandler Little Sable Point

Big Sable Point Lighthouse was the first light station constructed in the Ludington areaPhoto by Randy ClaypoolRandy Claypool Big Sable Point

Point Aux Barques Lighthouse is one of the oldest continuously operating lights on the Great Lakes and is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. Photo by Erika AthertonPoint Aux Barques Lighthouse Erika Atherton

Did you know Old Mission Point Lighthouse on the Grand Traverse Peninsula is  exactly half way between the North Pole and the Equator on the 45th parallel? Photo by Lynn Pokora.Lynn Pokora Old Mission Lighthouse

Looking up at the Ludington North Breakwater LighthousePhoto by Anjali Wayman.Ludington Lighthouse Anjali Wayman

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse  is still an active light and the keeper’s dwelling is operated as a public museum. Photo by Jeremy Rowe.Jeremy Rowe Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

Clear skies and calm waters at the Menominee North Pier LighthousePhoto by Jenny Diller Knarr.Jenny Diller Knarr Menominee North Pier Lighthouse

The Grand Haven Lighthouse is located along Lake Michigan in Grand Haven State Park. Photo by Vicki Graczyk.Grand Haven Vicki Graczyk

A narrated cruise through Copper Harbor’s once bustling port takes you to one of Michigan’s oldest lights, the Copper Harbor Lighthouse. Photo by Fit Forever Photography.Copper Harbor captured on the Isle Royale Queen Mary iV Fit Forever Photography

Tall Ships sail into shore near the Charlevoix South Pier LightPhoto by Alan Leese.Charlevoix Alan Leese

The Frankfort Lighthouse is a beautiful sight to behold year roundPhoto by Bob Simmerman.Bob Simmerman Frankfort Lighthouse

Mendota (Bete Grise) Lighthouse was built in 1895 and remains largely unchanged. Photo by Steve Nowakowski.Bete Grise Steve Nowkowski

See more Pure Michigan lighthouses in the video below.

Which Michigan lighthouses have you visited?