First Time Visitor

  • Welcome to Pure Michigan

    Welcome to Pure Michigan

    Tom Daldin, host of the Emmy award winning PBS series “Under the Radar” introduces first-time visitors to Michigan. Urban adventurer, outdoor enthusiasts and foodies alike will be greeted by Michigan’s cool cities, unspoiled natural resources and exploding farm-to-fork movement. Take your vacation to the next level that is Pure Michigan.

  • It’s summertime in Michigan and the Lake Effect in the air. Come visit a world where a simple sunrise can still be magical and the warm weather calls us outside. Experience the world’s longest freshwater coastline or play in the sparkling waters of Michigan’s 11,000 inland lakes.  Explore 1,300 miles of bike trails crisscrossing across the state or enjoy an extra round during the long summer days at one of more than 650 public golf courses. Spend a quiet day discovering your own corner our state’s 19 million acres of woods, or join the thousands that gather for festivals held all summer long celebrating Michigan’s heritage and community spirit. 

    Find inspiration for your visit to the playgrounds of Pure Michigan any number of ways, including the free 2016 Official State Travel Guide, our free eNewsletter and the Pure Michigan blog and Pinterest page. Other useful planning tools include the Featured Destinations listings, our events calendar and the Trip Planner tool, which allows you to easily build your personal itinerary. Ask our fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter for advice and share photos from your experiences in Michigan with us on Instagram and SnapChat.

    Breath-taking landscapes, shimmering waters, unique attractions and rich culture – experience them all this summer. Welcome to a better state – Pure Michigan.