Five Incredible Instagram Photos from Our Fans in June 2014

We might be biased, but of all 50 states, we think Michigan is the most photogenic. No matter where you are in the mitten, you’re sure to find a beautiful setting sun, white-capped waves, or vibrant blooming flowers. This June, our Pure Michigan Instagram community ventured outdoors to find some captivating Pure Michigan moments. From blue skies to kayak rides, here are just a few of our favorites from June. 

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A stretch of beautiful unspoiled nature at Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains captured by @brob40. What a perfect view! 10375647_239190046292110_620682336_n

A swirl of beautiful pastel colors light up the sky as the sun goes down over Ann Arbor. Photo by Instagram user @klc_ina2.AnnArbor_klc_in_a2

Bright stars speckle the dark sky over Duck Lake in Muskegon. Photo by Instagram user @skeetownjay.DuckLake_Skeettownjay

No matter the temperature, Pictured Rocks will always take your breath away! Photo by Instagram user @amateer14.PicturedRocks_amateer14

 A glowing sun dips below the Lake Michigan horizon on a tranquil evening in Leelanau County. Photo by Instagram user @john_a_gessner.John_a_gessner

Have you captured a fantastic Pure Michigan photo recently?

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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?