Experience the Lake Effect

Summer Getaways: The Lake Effect

As the warm sun rises above the horizon, a new day calls us outside to the enchanting waters of Pure Michigan. We call it “The Lake Effect.”

With long days, comfortable temperatures and the nation’s longest freshwater coastline, Michigan is America’s picture-perfect summer destination. The state’s more than 11,000 lakes set a scene of peaceful tranquility while also providing a breathtaking backdrop to an endless list of activities for everyone.

So whether you’re looking for a lake adventure, a Michigan state park family vacation or a relaxing romantic getaway, it’s time to visit the summer playgrounds of Pure Michigan.
Explore all the things you can do in Michigan this summer by selecting a destination below. 

Wish You Were Here
A Simple Sunrise

It's easy to overlook the beauty surrounding us due to hectic schedules and obligations. If you start your day with a Pure Michigan sunrise, you're starting your day off on the right foot.

Pure Michigan Lake Effect
Behind The Scenes of the Google Trekker in Michigan 
For the first time ever, experience a rare 360 degree view in Google Maps from the top of one of the world's longest suspension bridges. Google Trekker is a backpack system with a camera on top that is worn by an operator who walks through pedestrian walkways or trails on foot – or in this case - climbing to the top of the Mackinac Bridge. The breathtaking imagery is captured automatically and stitched together to create the 360 degree panorama seen on Google Maps.

Visit http://www.michigan.org/GoogleTrekker to experience what it's like to view Michigan's lower and upper peninsula from the top of Mackinac Bridge.
Sea Snoopers Dive Club
Black Rocks at Presque Isle Park - Marquette
Hack Ma Tack Inn
Water Street Glassworks
Manitou Island Transit
USS Badger
Earl Young Mushroom Houses
Sea Suites
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