Think Warm Thoughts With These 10 Photos From The 2015 Spring/Summer Travel Guide

While our Pure Michigan winter wonderland is still in full swing, think warm thoughts by planning your summer vacation with the newly released 2015 Official State Travel Guide. This free guide, printed in Midland, highlights a variety of attractions and activities to enjoy across the state throughout this spring and summer.

The full color publication will also be offered in a digital edition, which will allows you to access the guide right from your computer, tablet or smartphone. The digital version offers interactive features, including videos, slideshows and a real-time feed of travel stories from our blog.

Feature stories in this year’s spring/summer guide include National Treasures, featuring Michigan’s five national parks, 10 Ways to Love Lake Huron, My Kind of Beach to help visitors find their perfect Michigan beach and Golf Style highlighting golf courses throughout the state. Other stories in the guide highlight Detroit, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, paddling the Au Sable River and pet friendly destinations.

You can request a copy of the 2015 Official State Travel Guide on michigan.org or by calling toll-free at (888) 784-7328. The guide will also be available at the 14 Michigan Welcome Centers across the state. 

Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the beautiful photographs featured in the guide to get us thinking spring in Pure Michigan!

Overlooking Tahquamenon Falls

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Terri Ketcham

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Per Breiehagen

Lovers Leap.  Kayaking along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Terri Ketcham

‘ Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Jason Lindsey

Tall Ships at the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven

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Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Johnny Quirin

Aerial view of Keweenaw National Historic Park

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Terri Ketcham

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Bob Stefko

Silver Lake Sand Dunes ORV Park

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Terri Ketcham

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Jason Lindsey

Bayview Mackinac Yacht Race off Mackinac Island

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Terri Ketcham

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Jason Lindsey

Windmill Island Gardens in Holland, MI

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Terri Ketcham

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Johnny Quirin

Castle Falls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Terri Ketcham

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Jason Lindsey

Turnip Rock near Port Austin

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Johnny Quirin

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Johnny Quirin

Enjoying the day at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Terri Ketcham

Photo courtesy of Midwest Living/Tony Demin

Where in Pure Michigan are you planning to visit this spring or summer? 

An Inside Look at the Pure Michigan 2014 Spring/Summer Travel Guide

While the first official day of spring is still a few weeks away, we’re getting ready for warmer days with the launch of the 2014 official state spring/summer travel guide! The 112-page full color publication will also be offered in a free digital edition, which will allow users to access the guide from their desktop and laptop computers, as well as smartphones and tablets.

The travel guide highlights interesting sights to see, places to go and activities to participate in through the year in Michigan. Featured again this year are Michigan Moments – a collection of fun and exciting things to see and do across Michigan. Also, Carla White’s winning Pure Michigan Moment photo of the sunset over Lake Superior in Christmas, Mich. can be found on page 19 in the Michigan Moments section!

The guide also showcases Michigan as a destination for all types of travelers. The Kids Rule feature offers many suggestions for family-friendly ways to have fun from riding a camel to zip lining over a creek. Summer Camp explores the outdoors at Michigan’s state and national parks from trails systems to fishing. Whatever you love, indulge your interest with visits to the trio of popular destinations: Detroit, Traverse City and Mackinac Island, detailed in Passion Points. Tee Time is a must-read for golf lovers.

The 2014 Pure Michigan Spring/Summer Travel Guide is now available online at michigan.org, as well as at the 14 Michigan Welcome Centers across the state. You can request your free copy of the Travel Guide at michigan.org or by calling toll-free (888) 784-7328.

Here’s a quick look at a few of the beautiful photographs featured in the guide to get us thinking spring in Pure Michigan!

Pure Michigan Spring/Summer Travel Guide 2014

Pure Michigan Spring/Summer Travel Guide 2014

Pictured Rocks, ­ page 44 COURTSEY OF MIDWEST LIVING - Per Breiehagen

Pictured Rocks
COURTSEY OF MIDWEST LIVING – Per Breiehagen

Porcupine Mountains COURTSEY OF MIDWEST LIVING - Per Breiehagen

Porcupine Mountains
COURTSEY OF MIDWEST LIVING – Per Breiehagen

Grand Hotel COURTSEY OF MIDWEST LIVING - Jason Lindsey

Grand Hotel
COURTSEY OF MIDWEST LIVING – Jason Lindsey

Waterfalls COURTSEY OF MIDWEST LIVING - Image Studios, Inc.

Waterfalls
COURTSEY OF MIDWEST LIVING – Image Studios, Inc.

Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier COURTESY OF MIDWEST LIVING - John Noltner

Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier
COURTESY OF MIDWEST LIVING – John Noltner

Do you have a Pure Michigan getaway planned this spring? Where are you headed?