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.


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.


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! 

Five Phenomenal Pure Michigan Instagram Photos from December 2014

As holiday lights brightened Michigan cities and brought families together from across the state, our fans took full advantage of the beauty and serenity of another December in Pure Michigan. These five remarkable photos are courtesy of our incredible Instagram community, who continue to share breathtaking photos each and every month.

For more, check out our September, October and November roundups and be sure to follow Pure Michigan on Instagram!

A beautiful shot of the mighty Mackinac Bridge by @MichiganNutPhotography.


Parallel pines crossing a snow-covered trail found in Stony Creek Metro Park in Shelby Township by @danfreiphoto.


Rochester‘s glowing holiday lights from @desuth.

Rochester Lights_Desuth

The Detroit River and skyline on a calm night by @picturethisbymarilyn.


A snowy Empire beach by @owenweberlive.


If you’re on Instagram, follow us @puremichigan! If you’d like us to share your photos from across the state, please tag them with #PureMichigan to give us permission to repost.

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.


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


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


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


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


 If you’re on Instagram, follow us @PureMichigan! If you’d like us to share your photos from across the state, please tag them with #PureMichigan to give us permission to “re-gram.”