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? 

Announcing the Pure Michigan Moments Photo Contest 2012

UPDATE: Sean Chess of Coldwater has been announced as the winner of the Pure Michigan Moments Photo Contest. Chess’ photo of the St. Joseph Lighthouse in St. Joseph, Mich. (below) will be featured in the 2013 Pure Michigan Travel Guide. Congratulations Sean! 

Sean Chess' winning submission of the St. Joseph Lighthouse

We’re excited to invite fans of Pure Michigan to share their favorite “Michigan Moment” as part of a photo contest, where the winning photo and the photographer’s name will be published in the 2013 spring/summer Pure Michigan Travel Guide. The contest kicks off today and runs through November 9, with fans able to vote for their favorite photo on the Pure Michigan Facebook page.

Fans can submit photos directly to the Pure Michigan Facebook contest tab, or through Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #puremichigancontest. All submissions will be automatically fed into the customized Facebook tab on Pure Michigan’s page, where fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite photos. 

The winner will be chosen from the top 10 photos, as voted on by fans, based on which photo best represents the quality and character of Pure Michigan. You must be a fan of Pure Michigan on Facebook to view the photos and vote.

The winning photo will be seen by hundreds of thousands of people in the 2013 spring/summer Pure Michigan Travel Guide.  One million copies of the guide will be printed, with 650,000 copies being distributed with the March/April issue of Midwest Living magazine. 

Head over to the Pure Michigan Facebook page to learn more and start submitting your photos today!