From Our Fans: 15 Telltale Signs of Spring in Michigan

Hello Spring! Today marks the official start of the new season. We asked our fans on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram to tell us how they know that springtime in Michigan has arrived, and per usual, they didn’t disappoint!

8722672937_e1b4010c8c_oYou know it’s springtime in Pure Michigan when…

Michigan Begins to Bloom

When the tulips are blooming in Holland! – Facebook user Mike Riedmiller

The golf courses open! – Facebook user Kyle Ransom

When the farmers plow and plant their crops on acres of Michigan land! – Facebook user Deborah Ann Sutton

It’s Road Tripping Weather

When you can take the ferry to Mackinac Island– Facebook user Laura Hupy Copeland

You “just know” it’s time to head up to the bridge! Can’t wait! – Facebook user Susan Westfall Holloway

MackinacHouseI can hike Michigan trails again! –Instagrammer @nicolesiderius

You Enjoy The Outdoors

When the Tigers game is on the radio – Facebook user Mark Puddy

When the water is crystal clear – Facebook user Megan Holly Dowler

You can swim in Lake Michigan – Facebook user Connie Miller Calabrese

You Indulge in Pure Michigan Delights

When I can go to the wineries and enjoy a bottle outside – Facebook user Chrystal Davis

VineyardFallBell’s Oberon goes on sale! Pass the orange slice. – Facebook user Karl Bloss

You know it’s springtime when it’s warm enough to hang out on the patio at your favorite brewery! –Twitter user @hannahkesh

Winter Slowly Melts Away

You can put your long underwear away – Twitter user @beekaytulsa

Robins, Starlings and Canadian geese!  – Instagrammer @aubreyhall

The snow is finally melting and we can see grass again! – Instagrammer @revv_

What other signs of spring in Michigan would you add? Let us know below!

If you’re looking for more springtime fun, check out our April Events Roundup  and visit michigan.org/events.

From Our Community: Spring in Pure Michigan

With the first day of spring upon us, we asked fans on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ “what does spring in Pure Michigan mean to you?”

From blooming flowers and longer days to countless rounds of golf, bike rides, leisurely walks and more, spring means something special to everyone. And while the cold weather might be sticking around for now, warm weather months are in sight.

Below is a roundup of just some of our favorite responses from fans. If yours is missing, tell us in the comments section below what spring in Michigan means to you!

“Opening my windows and letting old man Winter out. Cleaning off the patio furniture, planting some veggies and flowers. taking walks without freezing my toes off. Visiting my neighbors as they do the same. Can hardly wait……” –Hester Regan

Camping!!!” – Lisa Sara Andrus-Muehlenbeck

“It means only 3 months until summer in Pure Michigan! The best time of the year!” –Briana Read

“It’s still a bit of a wait, but it means #morel #mushroom season!” – Ben Glaser

“Spring brings the promise of new life, birds returning, and the hope of sunny days at Lake Michigan’s beaches to come!” – Taylor Downs Russell

“Many good festivals and great beaches” – Kele Hammons

“getting out and going biking and going up north to see family at the lake…” – Maurya Koppen Withrow

“Smell of lilacs… Many shades of green as trees bud, looking for wildflowers popping up on my woodland walk, warm breezes blowing in my face” – Susan Lane Rios-Doria

“It means the plethora of vibrant colors, the sweet scent of rain and sunshine, and the beginning of the best summer in Traverse City anywhere in the US undoubtedly” – Joe M Cruz

“The River Bank Run and the Tulip Time Festival!” – Rachel Kamper Rynbrandt

“Spring means no more winter (at least for now)! It’ll be nice to give my coat a rest.” –Jennifer Bowman

“Tigers opening day!!” –Catherine Patterson

“Spring in pure michigan? Memories. Sunshine. Camping. Late nights. Warm sun. Pretty flowers. Taking my babies to the parks” –Amista Johnson