Our 5 Favorite Pure Michigan Lake Effect Signs

Michigan offers America’s perfect summer destination – with long days, comfortable temperatures and endless possibilities to experience Pure Michigan Lake Effect. Though not every day can be spent at the lake, there are new arrivals at the Pure Michigan Store that let you show off your summertime passion all year long! What’s more, all signs are hand-painted and come with hanging materials.

Check out the five Pure Michigan Lake Effect signs below and let us know which is your favorite.  

1. Rush Hour on the Lake
Rush hour isn’t quite so bad when you have one of our state’s beautiful lakes beneath you! This birch wood sign, approximately 20″x 20″, will look great at your lake house, at home or even at the office! Why we love this Pure Michigan Lake Effect sign: the subtle nod to Michigan’s wildlife.

Rush Hour on the Lake sign

Rush hour can be enjoyed when it’s on the lake

2. The Best Meetings are Around Campfires
In a perfect world, every meeting would be held around a campfire. This beautiful lake sign measures approx. 24″ x 7″ and would serve as a great reminder of all campfire memories. This particular sign is made from pine wood. Why we love this Pure Michigan Lake Effect sign: Some of our favorite memories have been made around a campfire. Graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows sold separately!

The Best Meetings Are Around Campfires Sign

Meetings around the campfire are always productive

 3. Memories are Made in Flip Flops
When in Michigan, it’s impossible to not make memories that will last a lifetime. Let this sign refresh your memory and make your day brighter. This pine wood sign measures approximately 11″ x 14″ and will serve as a perfect reminder to plan your next trip to the beach. Why we love this Pure Michigan Lake Effect sign: It looks great in any setting (and reminds us not to wear regular shoes to the beach!).

Memories are made in Flip Flops sign

Make some summertime memories in your sandals this season

4. Sail Through the Day
Whenever your day needs a pick-me-up, let this beautiful lake sign bring it to you! This stained plywood sign measures approximately 16″ x 18″ and is a perfect gift for an avid sailor or for dad for Father’s Day! Captain – good times ahead! Why we love this Pure Michigan Lake Effect sign: Boating is one of our favorite ways to spend a summer day in Michigan.

Sail Through The Day Sign

Enjoying the day is a breeze when on Michigan lakes

5. Lake Activities
When it comes to water in Michigan, if you can think it, you can do it. Let this lake sign be a reminder of the limitless fun that can be had in Michigan’s beautiful lakes. This pine wood sign measures approximately 12″ x 36″ and can be a perfect conversation piece for finding out your friends’ favorite lake activity. Why we love this Pure Michigan Lake Effect sign: It’s a to-do list for this summer!

Lake Activities Sign

What’s your lake activity?

What Michigan-themed items do you own? Let us know by commenting below!

Twelve Photos You’ll Find Inside the 2015 Pure Michigan Calendar

The holidays are fast approaching and it’s just about time to get shopping! The 2015 Pure Michigan Calendar makes a great gift for the Michigan-lover on your list. Whether you’re near or far from the Mitten State, this 12-month calendar showcases the best of Michigan’s remarkable year round scenery and is now available to order in the Pure Michigan Store.

Here’s a look at each month’s photo – including locations. Be sure to order yours today!

January: Jordan River – Photo courtesy of John McCormick

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February: Empire Bluff near Sleeping Bear DunesPhoto courtesy of John McCormick

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March: DetroitPhoto courtesy of Mike Boening

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April: Lake SuperiorPhoto courtesy of John McCormick

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May: Bay HarborPhoto courtesy of Brian Walters

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June: Grand HavenPhoto courtesy of Tom Roche

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July: Vaughn Lake – Photo courtesy of Neil Weaver

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August: Sugarloaf Mountain, MarquettePhoto courtesy of Laura Maynard

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September: Au Sable River – Photo courtesy of Tom Roche

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October: Lake SuperiorPhoto courtesy of John McCormick

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November: Lake PlumbagoPhoto courtesy of John McCormick

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December: Turnip Rock, Port AustinPhoto courtesy of John McCormick

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If you’re pressed for time this season or just not one to embrace the hustle and bustle of busy shopping areas, the Pure Michigan Store has a number of other Michigan-inspired gifts to help make holiday shopping a breeze.

Which month’s photo is your favorite? Share with us in the comments section below.

Proud Michigander? Here are 13 Ways to Show Off Your Pure Michigan Pride

‘Tis the season for fall sports! With football, baseball and more happening around the state, many fans are out and about showing their team spirit. If you’re a proud Michigander, there are plenty of ways to sport your Pure Michigan pride as well. With some help from the Pure Michigan Store, here are 13 ways you can show your Mitten love to the world! 

16 oz Insulated Straw Tumbler
Easily take your favorite beverage with you without worry of spillage with this Pure Michigan 16-oz. insulated straw tumbler.PM_114RC_L

Pure Michigan Cheese Board
Your Michigan-made cheese has never looked or tasted better once it is displayed on this custom Michigan-shaped cheese board. The Upper Peninsula makes the perfect spot to rest your favorite cheese knife. Bring it to a tailgate or enjoy while gathered around the TV watching your favorite Michigan team. PM_115EG_L

Ladies Baby Rib Long Sleeve Hoodie
This form-fitting Women’s Baby Rib Long-Sleeve Hoodie not only looks great, but it will keep you warm and cozy during any Michigan season.PM_114PH_L

Pure Michigan Custom Pewter Keyfob
Never leave home without this little Mitten-love reminder. This Pure Michigan custom pewter key fob features a die-cut silhouette of Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas. PM_115EE_L

Pure Michigan Custom Pine Wood Tote Basket
This Pure Michigan custom white pine wood tote basket is perfect for holding homemade goodies, jams, soaps, magazines, or anything else you can think of. PM_115EF_L

Pure Michigan Garden Flag
This Pure Michigan garden flag features a stunning image of Miners Castle along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.PM_114RE_L

Pure Michigan Grilling Spatula
For backwoods camping, beach barbeques, pre-game tailgate eats or grilling at home, our maple Pure Michigan spatula is up to the task.PM_110XJ_L

Leather Fishing Log
Put this handy fishing log in your tackle box on your next fishing trip. PM_10U0M_L

Pure Michigan Men’s Logo T-Shirt
A simple way to show your pride. Start your day off with this Pure Michigan tee. Available in grey.PM_10U9A_L

Pure Michigan Women’s Logo T-Shirt
This t-shirt embodies the Pure Michigan experience for you to enjoy for years to come. Available in navy blue.PM_10U9C_L

Pure Michigan Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt
Does the chocolate brown of this all-purpose hoodie conjure trips to a Mackinac fudge shop? You decide. Available in brown.PM_10U0K_L

Tailgate Bottle Opener Key Ring
Great for opening your celebratory beverage after a great Michigan sports win! Available in silver.PM_110Y6_L

Pure Michigan Wood iPhone 5 Case
Bring your Michigan pride everywhere you go with a custom-designed iPhone case.PM_119NA_S2


How do you show your Pure Michigan pride?