A South Haven Sunset

Amanda Torrens shares her “Pure Michigan Moment,” a brief escape from graduate school to watch a gorgeous sunset at Lake Michigan.

Photo credit - Michigan Travel IdeasPhoenix Street is crowded as tourists mingle with locals walking to South Haven’s harbor and beach. It’s just after 7 p.m.—still a couple hours before sunset. A horse-drawn carriage waits to give paying customers a fairy-tale ride, and Harvey, the horse, patiently swishes his tail in response to the passersby who stroke his nose, pet his neck and give him well-meaning pats on the head. A ride sounds like fun, but I came for the sunset.

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The Joy of Getting Lost

Jill Kobza shares her “Pure Michigan Moment,” an annual trip to Traverse City and Old Mission Point Lighthouse, this time with a few detours.

My husband’s family lives in Traverse City, and we love to make at least one trip to the Old Mission Point Lighthouse during our annual visit.

This past spring, we drove up M-37 to Old Mission Point Lighthouse. It’s one of my favorite trips to take in spring because I love to see the cherry blossoms in bloom.

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