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.

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Pure Michigan July 2014 Facebook Photos

Time flies when you’re having fun in the sun in Pure Michigan! August has arrived and summer is still in full swing.  Our fans have been out enjoying the long days and warm weather with watersports, hiking and biking, visits to Michigan’s many fairs and festivals and more. We wanted to take a look back at some of our favorite photos from July. Below is a gallery of just some of the stunning photos that our Pure Michigan Facebook community shared with us last month. See more on the Pure Michigan Flickr page.

Which fan photo from July is your favorite?

Five Spectacular Summertime Instagram Photos from Our Fans in July 2014

With warm temperatures and sunny skies across the state, July was a beautiful month to get out and explore Pure Michigan – and our Instagram fans’ spectacular summertime captures did not disappoint! From long days at the beach to an evening in the city, here are just a few of our favorite Instagram fan photos from July.

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A peaceful evening in Ottawa County courtesy of Instagram user @rkramer62.Ottawa County Sunset @rkramer62

The 313 celebrated its 313th birthday this month! Did you celebrate Detroit‘s birthday this year? Photo courtesy of Instagram user @joshtallyphotos.joshtallyphotos

Beautiful blue waters surround the ore dock in Marquette‘s Lower Harbor. Photo courtesy of Instagram user @detroittinydancer.detroittinydancer marquette

Lovely Mackinac Island lilacs add a splash of color to this summer scene. Photo courtesy of Instagram user @rwalli02.rwalli02 mac island

Smooth stones washed ashore along Lake Huron courtesy of Instagram user @mjo524.928298_1509596179272235_1316778010_n

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.”