Pure Michigan Facebook Fan Photos June 2014

Summer is officially here in Pure Michigan! Our fans have been out and about enjoying the warmer weather with boat rides, kayak trips, winery tours, golf outings and more! Here’s a look back at some of our favorite photos from June. For more fan photos, be sure to check out our Pure Michigan Flickr page, or follow us @PureMichigan on Instagram.

The Mighty Mackinac Bridge with calm waters below. Photo by Facebook fan Gary Ennis.

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A great shot of the Northern Lights in Michigan. Photo from Facebook fan Jeremy Rows.

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A magical sun setting over Houghton Lake, MI. Photo by Facebook fan Loose Canon Photography.

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A vibrant purple flower blooms in Holland, MI. Photo by Facebook fan Jessica Jackson.

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A peaceful sunset behind the grapevines in Caseville, MI. Photo by Facebook fan Jason McIver Photography.

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All the shades of blue make us want to go kayak on Madron Lake. Photo by Facebook fan Deb Whitfield.

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We would love to sit back and enjoy this view in Northport, MI. Photo by Facebook fan Bradi Metcalf.

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This dock in Burt Lake, MI looks like the perfect place to sit back, go fishing, and relax. Photo by Facebook fan Constance Durst Dobson.

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A beautiful shot of the perfect day at the Bear Golf Course in Acme, MI. Photo by Facebook fan Little Ways Photography.

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We love looking at all of beautiful rocks and shells that wash up on shore in Traverse City, MI. Photo by Facebook fan Morgan Kantola.

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Which photo from June 2014 is your favorite? Be sure to share your favorite summer photos with us on Facebook and Instagram! 

Cast Your Vote: Leland, MI Nominated for “Best Place to Watch a Sunset”

Leland, Michigan is up for the title of “Best Place to Watch a Sunset” by USA TODAY Travel‘s 10best Readers’ Choice Awards. Leland’s sunsets dazzle residents and visitors all year round. Check out this gorgeous photo gallery of Leland’s sunsets courtesy of Ken Scott Photography to see for yourself! For more Pure Michigan sunsets, check out our Pure Michigan Flickr page.

Be sure to cast your vote for Leland, MI as “Best Place to Watch as Sunset.” Voting is open now through October 14 on the USA Today Travel website. The winner will be revealed on Oct. 16.

Do you have any photos of a Leland, MI sunset? Share them on our Pure Michigan Facebook page.

From Our Community: “Pure Michigan is …”

What is Pure Michigan to you? Earlier this week, when we asked fans on our Facebook page to finish the sentence “Pure Michigan is …” the feedback was overwhelming.

Our state is many things – a place to enjoy the four seasons, a place to spend time with family and a place we call home.

Here is a round-up of some of our favorite responses.

“where I wanna be this summer!” – Karen Leigh Wampler

“bliss” – Aric Prillwitz

“Home….no place else i would rather be…….” – Maurya Koppen Withrow

“magical” – Derrick Chamberlain

“a place where all my worries disappear and life begins.” – Shanna Stanley

“‎…where we are getting married!! Mackinac Island here we come!!” – Jessi Leahy

“WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!” – Juanita Warrick

“my home that I miss!” – Debbie Leach Christian

“everchanging.” – Elizabeth Girbach Campion

“the best state to live in, the place to be. I’ve lived in many states, Michigan is the best.” – Sue Cova

“Pure beauty!!!” – Mikee Garcia

“where the best fishing in the country is.” – Sean Jenkins

“full of adventure!” – Tammy Reeves

“Pure Michigan is Pure Magic!” – Betty Perrone

“‎…Pure amazing!” – Alex Burns

“four seasons that I would not want to live without. every season has its own beauty.” – Cathy Dudley

“Beautiful woods, lakes, streams and surprises.” – Judy Chasney

“Sunsets and sand dunes.” – Kathryn DeCou

“the true northern experience.” – Stephen Marc

“The changing of seasons each year. Each one special.” – Lynn Criddle

“Is, just that! Pure Michigan!!!” – Marƙ J van Simaeys