Five Fan Favorite Instagram Photos from March 2015

March in Pure Michigan is a time of transition from snowy scenery to blooming buds and new beginnings. Our Pure Michigan Instagram fans embraced the changing seasons with wonderful photos! From glowing auroras to melting winter ice, here are some fan favorites from last month. 

We couldn’t help but share @mdotpicoftheday’s photo taken high atop the Mackinac Bridge. It’s not everyday you get to take in a view as astounding as this one!

Mackinac Bridge

Instagrammer @shaleewanders captured this photo at the Grand Island ice caves in the Upper Peninsula, face to face with some truly larger than life icicles.

Grand Island Ice Caves

The Northern Lights were recently visible all across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. This unbelievable capture comes from @nivenlife in Port Austin.

Northern Lights

A late winter sunrise slowly melted away the ice on Lake St. Clair. Instagram fan @faresksebati helped us get ready to give spring a warm Pure Michigan welcome with this early morning scene.

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When the first day of spring arrived, we anxiously awaited the springtime bloom with this photo of colorful tulips captured at last year’s Tulip Time Festival in Holland, MI.

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How are you celebrating the change in season? For more fan photography, follow us on Instagram. Be sure to tag your photos with #PureMichigan to give us permission to re-gram! 

From Our Fans: 15 Favorite Pure Michigan Memories to Kick Off 2015

With the new year officially underway, we asked our fans to take a moment to reflect on their favorite memories from 2014. After a stroll down memory lane, here are 15 unforgettable Pure Michigan moments from days gone by to inspire your travels in 2015. 

Waterfall watching while vacationing in the U.P. from Sherry Stiles

Vacationing in the UP Sherry Stiles

Seeing the Mighty Mac all lit up on a warm August evening from John Stine

Mighty Mac on a Warm August Evening John Stine

 A trip to Arch Rock while visiting Mackinac Island from Wiona Porath

Wiona Porath Arch Rock

A visit to the amazing ice caves off the shores of Leelanau from Janeen M Wardle

Amazing Ice Caves off the shore of Leelanau Janeen M Wardle

Watching the crackling Frankfort fireworks from Jeanine Offer Krupp

Frankfort Fireworks Jeanine Offer Krupp

 Long Lake Michigan beach days from Mark Titus

Mark Titus Beach Days

Summertime trips to the Farmers Market from Leslie Layton Coslet

Leslie Layton Coslet Farmers Market Frankfort

Peaceful moments spent with nature from MavaMarie Vendervennet

Peaceful Moments MavaMarie Vendervennet

Fishing and a fiery sunset over Brevort Lake from Ben Stefanic

Fishing Brevort Lake Ben Stefanic

Walking on frozen water in South Haven from Jennifer Schoenfield Osborn

Walking on Frozen water in South Haven Jennifer Schoenfeld Osborn

Witnessing unforgettable sunsets from Donna Pratt-Owens

Donna Pratt-Owens Frankfort sunset Lake Michigan

Spectacular fall color viewing at the Porcupine Mountains from Patti Potts

Patti Potts Fall Colors Porcupine Mountains

Plenty of Pure Michigan snow days from Ry Meyer

Ry Meyer Snow Days

The Presque Isle scenery from UP Serenity Photography

UP Serenity Photography Presque Isle Park

Wrapping up the year with celebratory fireworks in Ludington from Todd and Brad Reed Photography

NYE Ludington Brad Reed

Where in Pure Michigan will 2015 take you?