Happy Birthday Michigan!
To celebrate Michigan’s birthday, we would like to share a “snapshot” of our past year’s adventures throughout our beautiful and diverse state. Since Michigan’s birthday last year, Jess, myself, and our adventure puppies were blessed to be able to enjoy much of Michigan’s beauty. Visiting everywhere from Detroit (where we live), all the way to the far reaches of Upper Michigan and the Porcupine Mountains.
A brief Michigan background.
If you didn’t know, Michigan was first admitted into the Union on January 26, 1867. The name Michigan, finds it’s origins within the Ojibwe Indian word “mishigamaa” which loosely means “large lake”. Appropriate, we’d say.
If you’ve spend any time here, you already know that beauty is literally everywhere in Michigan. The shorelines of the Great Lakes provide some of the most stunning landscapes, and the deep secluded forests provide a mystique that can only be found in the woods. The cities too, are definitely not to be forgotten, highlighted by Detroit which is the largest city within Michigan’s boundaries.
Now, enjoy some of our favorite Michigan Photos!
As we go about our travels, you’ll rarely find us without a camera handy. We love to chronicle the beauty we find, and sometimes, ourselves as we seek out new and old haunts. Since you’re probably here for the pictures, we are excited to show you a few of our favorite scenes from Michigan’s 182’nd year.
Winter at Port Huron’s Blue Water Bridge
Spring thaw on the Detroit River
Springtime comes to Bald Mountain State Park
Summertime at the Porcupine Mountains
Scott Falls in Munising
A Seney Wildlife Refuge sunset
The sun setting behind Detroit.
An Autumn tradition, The Renaissance Festival
Fall colors near Empire Michigan
Autumn at the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
Fall comes to Southeast Michigan’s Holly State Recreation Area
Crosswind’s Marsh in late fall
The first snow at LeFurge Woods Nature Preserve
So, there you have it! We hope you enjoyed our journey commemorating Michigan’s Birthday. Where are your favorite Michigan spots to visit and enjoy? There’s so many, we’d love to hear your stories…
Happy Birthday Michigan!
Shop all of our Michigan Photography favorites!
Get more information on these great spots!
Our favorite Detroit Photography Locations (including Belle Isle).
Enjoy some beautiful Porcupine Mountains Photos!
Take a tour of one of our Upper Peninsula adventures, including Scott Falls and the Seney Wildlife Refuge.
Explore some of the most beautiful and easily accessible Munising Waterfalls!
Get some info for a Michigan Renaissance Festival adventure of your own!
Take a tour of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.
Check out our Holly State Recreation Area adventure from last fall.
Explore one of Southeast Michigan’s hidden gems, Crosswinds Marsh!
The Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy is doing good things with the Lefurge Woods Nature Preserve, check it out!