Waters of Pure Michigan

  • Boater's Paradise

    Boater's Paradise

    A boater's paradise, Harbor Springs hosts several annual regattas and power boating events.

    Photo courtesy of Ami Woods

  • There are still places that can slow the world down just long enough for us to catch our breath. Reconnect with what really matters at one of over 11,000 inland lakes, rivers and streams or along more freshwater coastline than any other state in the country. Find out what pure feels like in the waters of Pure Michigan.
  • Sun, Surf, Sand

    • Empire Beach
      Explore the Shore
      Spend just a few glorious minutes on a Michigan beach and it becomes easy to understand why the sun, surf and sand combine to speak to our soul. What appeals to you—the cool lake breezes? The warmth of the sand? The lapping of the waves? You can experience all these things--and more—relaxing on Michigan's renowned beaches.

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    Beacons of Brilliance

    • AuSable Light Station, Grand Marais
      More Lighthouses than any Other State
      More than 115 lighthouses form a stellar constellation along the Michigan coastline, guiding sailors and capturing imaginations. View the horizon through a lightkeeper’s eyes as a volunteer or cruise the Lakes on a lighthouse excursion.

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    Lighthouse Bed & Breakfasts

    Maritime Adventures

    • Friends Good Will, Maritime Museum, South Haven
      Set Sail to the Past
      On Michigan's maritime tours, the legends live on. Generously sharing their wisdom and famously charting the course of history. When the legends are our guides, the maritime tours are Pure Michigan.

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