Ten Remarkable Photos from Winter 2014

It’s no secret that winter 2014 in Pure Michigan was record-breaking. With snow and ice blanketing the state, nature responded with some pretty amazing winter wonders. From ice caves to ice balls, and frozen waterfalls to frozen lighthouses, we’ve rounded up a few of the most magnificent marvels that our Pure Michigan winter brought this year. Here are ten remarkable photos from winter 2014 to help us bid winter weather farewell and welcome in the new spring season!

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Ice Caves

Eben Ice Caves - Photo courtesy of Instagram user @michigannaturephotos

Eben Ice Caves – Photo courtesy of Instagram user @michigannaturephotos

Ice Balls

Ice Balls at Holland State Park. Photo by Terese Weiderman.

Ice Balls at Holland State Park. Photo by Terese Weiderman.

“Pancake Ice”

Pancake Ice

Ice formations on Lake Huron. Photo courtesy of Facebook fan Rebecca Eltervoog VanBrienen

Frozen Waterfalls

Frozen Munising Falls. Photo by Michigan Nut Photography.

Frozen Munising Falls. Photo by Michigan Nut Photography.

Frozen Lighthouses

Frozen St. Joseph Lighthouse. Photo by Instagram user @obrainys.

Frozen St. Joseph Lighthouse. Photo by Instagram user @obrainys.

Record-Breaking Snowfall

Photo courtesy of Cobblestone Farms

Photo courtesy of Cobblestone Farms

A Frozen Ice Tree

The annual Ice Tree in Gaylord, MI. Photo by Twitter user @GaylordMichigan.

The annual Ice Tree in Gaylord, MI. Photo by Twitter user @GaylordMichigan.

Sand and Snow Art

A wave of Frozen Sand and Snow. Photo by Facebook Fan Michele Karling.

A wave of Frozen Sand and Snow. Photo by Facebook Fan Michele Karling.

Snow Rollers

Photo by Facebook Fan Dave Piechorette.

Photo by Facebook Fan Dave Piechotte.

Blue Ice

Blue Ice Curtain on Grand Island. Photo by Lake Superior Photo.

Blue Ice Curtain on Grand Island. Photo by Lake Superior Photo.

What was the most remarkable winter marvel you witnessed in Pure Michigan this season?

First Look at the Pure Michigan Winter 2014 Billboards

Though we’ve already seen quite a bit of winter weather this year, the first official day of winter is this Saturday! With the change of season, Pure Michigan has launched this year’s winter advertising campaign. Television, radio and billboard ads will begin running December 30th. We wanted to give you a sneak peek at some of the images you’ll be seeing on billboards across the state (and beyond)! 

Take a look at the images below and let us know what you think! We also included links to the locations featured in the photography if you’re interested in learning more or making a first-hand visit. 

Empire Bluff at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Empire, MI 

Along the Jordan River

Treetops Resort in Gaylord, MI

Which Pure Michigan winter billboard is your favorite?

Starting December 30th, let us know if you spot them! If you visit any of these locations this winter, we’d love to see your photos! Link to them in the comments section below, post to our Facebook or Google+ or tweet them to us @puremichigan.