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  • 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 adventures, 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.

  • As the sun melts away winter’s shadow, it calls us outside. Outside to fresh breezes. Outside to enchanting waters. Outside to magical sunrises and sunsets. Outside to Pure Michigan.

    Renew your spirit playing along the world’s longest freshwater coastlineFish the sparkling waters of Michigan’s 11,000 inland lakes. Lookout across the horizon from one of 115 Great Lakes lighthouses. Crisscross the state on more than 1,300 miles of bike trails while enjoying the view of Michigan’s lush vineyards and wineriesGolf some of the highest ranked courses in the country. Unwind with a Hopslam, Double Trouble or other colorfully named craft beer at a local brewery. Gather for events and festivals celebrating Michigan’s heritage and community spirit.

    From coast to coast, Michigan's unique experiences are as varied as its Great Lakes: the millions of tulips blooming in Holland to the sweet scent of lilacs in the air on Mackinac Island; the breezes of the Great Lakes Bay Region; history's innovations on display at The Henry Ford; the food and film of Traverse City; the hot art and cool craft beer of Grand Rapids; and "doing life different" in Ann Arbor.

    Whether you’re looking for an adventure, a memory-filled family vacation, or a romantic getaway, it's time to visit the summer playgrounds of Pure Michigan.

  • Get Your Game on

    • Bay Harbor. Photo courtesy of Boyne
      Michigan’s more than 650 public golf courses offer more than just recreation. It’s a chance to challenge yourself while enjoying incredible views of woods, water, hills and dunes.

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    Pitch Your Tent

    • Castle Rock Campground, St. Ignace
      Campgrounds & RV Parks
      With more than 1,000 Michigan campgrounds statewide, Michigan camping offers something for everyone. Camp along rivers, lakes, sand dunes and beaches, near the Great Lakes, in state parks and national forests.

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    Look across the Horizon

    • Round Island Lighthouse
      Michigan lighthouses are stars of the shore, beacons of brilliance and luminaries of lore. More than 115 Great Lakes lighthouses form a stellar constellation along the Michigan coastline, guiding sailors and capturing imaginations.

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    Raise a Pint

    • Bell's Brewery
      Pickaxe Blonde. Red Tulip. Ring of Fire. The names of beers at Michigan microbreweries are as colorful as the places that craft them.

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    Red, White and Blush

    • Hawthorne Vineyards on the Old Mission Peninsula. Photo courtesy of Traverse City Tourism
      Michigan wines rival those from around the world. Varietals as varied as the soils in which they are grown await even the most discriminating palate.

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    Pedal Your Way

    • TART Trail on West Grand Traverse Bay. Photo courtesy of Traverse City Tourism
      Let's go touring on more than 1,300 miles of bike trails of Pure Michigan.

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    Cast Your Line

    • On Lake Huron off Presque Isle Harbor. Photo courtesy of Jill VanAssche
      Michigan is home to some of the country's finest trout, walleye, bass and salmon fishing. You'll be sure to land a catch worth bragging about in the freshwaters of Pure Michigan.

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    Waters of Pure Michigan

    • Mackinac Bridge
      Waters of Pure Michigan
      Relax. Refresh. Reconnect. The waters of Pure Michigan offer a chance to slow down life’s fast pace at one of over 11,000 inland lakes or along more freshwater coastline than any other state in the country.

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