Shallow waters and a sand bottom reflect the sun in a shimmering array of shapes and lines in Lost Lake. There is a great pathway that goes around this lake, taking you through woods with water on either side while you walk along a soft pine-needle pathway. This photo was shot from a wooden path bridge that connects the mainland to an island. Lost Lake is in Ludington State Park.
This magical spring in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is unlike anything you've seen before. Crystal clear, turquoise water full of huge lake trout. You can see right to the bottom. It's surrounded by a lush pine forest. You have to see this fairy tale setting to believe it. #travel #michigan #upperpeninsula #summervacation
Some of the coolest places in Pure Michigan lie along rural backroads and in the heart of the state’s biggest cities, in the forested getaways of the Upper Peninsula and near the state capitol. These Michigan hidden treasures are often overlooked by travelers in favor of bigger attractions like the Mackinac Bridge or Detroit RiverWalk--but they are no less fascinating and are well worth a detour.
Ways to water in the MIdwest: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore gets its name from striking sandstone cliffs streaked by minerals. It’s especially lovely at sunset. See the Lake Superior lakeshore by tour boat or kayak, or explore the forested shoreline to hike to beaches and waterfalls.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen these location-based “ultimate bucket list” graphics floating around Pinterest. I’ve even pinned a few of them for future trips. I searched and searched for a Michigan one (I was curious how many “bucket list” worthy things I’ve done in my home state) but when I came up empty, …