I live in “The Mitten” (aka Michigan) where Tim Allen is our official spokesperson for the Pure Michigan adds. They do a REALLY good job with their campaign. I’m serious! Listening to them makes me want to travel into the state, then I realize I live there. Click Here to watch a clip.
Growing up in Michigan and only living 10min from the shores of Lake Michigan, I was spoiled more than I realized.
Many kayaking trips were made on local rivers around Michigan.
One of the best places to take pictures is in St. Joseph, Michigan because of the classic lighthouses, pretty beaches, and mighty waves. Many photographers go crazy taking pictures of this particular lighthouse (below)!
There are little, hidden beaches all down Lake Michigan where you find interesting particles in the sand and water!
Spending time looking at the views as the sun sinks below the waves as a wonderful past time Michiganders who live near the lake enjoy!
Warren Dunes State Park is one of my favorite beaches that I grew up exploring. From diving into the blue waves to running down the dunes, I’ve enjoyed spending hours at the park.
Going from summer to winter, you are never bored with the beauty Michigan displays. From prickly evergreens to the vibrant fall colors of the maple leaves, Michigan continues to leave me in splendor.
State parks are sprinkled with beach grass surrounded by the astonishing amount of rippled sand that form the most beautiful dunes. Almost every state park along Lake Michigan have dunes to climb and of course the salt and shark free water to swim until your heart is content.
I camped for the first time in Michigan where memories were made in tents and around camp fires.
Fields spread across the Michigan soil mainly containing a soybean or corn harvest.
Coffee shops line the coast and I’ve enjoyed the freshly made cold brew at Infusco Coffee Roasters in the summer, enjoying the atmosphere along with wonderfully made cappuccinos from Honcho, a great Chai Latte at Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters, and also trying out locally sold coffee from our major stores in the area.
Michigan has some cities that I like to visit, especially for the creative shots I can take as a photographer! I’ve visited plant conservatories in Grand Rapids and Detroit, which were astonishing to me as a plant lover as well! Michigan never stops surprising me!