7 Beautiful and Breathtaking Islands That You Must Visit in Michigan

February 16th, 2017

Michigan is rich in beautiful and amazing islands. Being bordered by four of the five Great Lakes – Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, the State has been blessed with breathtaking islands that locals and tourists enjoy all throughout the year.

If you wanted to see some of these charming islands, here’s a list that you can refer to.

  1. Beaver Island

This is the largest island in Lake Michigan and part of the Beaver Island archipelago. This island is a very popular tourist and vacation destination all throughout the year. The island is located in the very middle of northern Lake Michigan thus making it as one of the finest dark skies star gazing locations in the United States. There are lots of events and celebrations around Beaver Island and all of them can be found on BeaverIsland.Org.

Just another Beaver Island Sunset #beaverisland #beautiful #love #sunsets #picoftheday

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Happy birthday, Michigan ?✋?#staypure #nofilterneeded

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  1. North and South Manitou Islands

Just like what this website says, visiting the majestic and beautiful North and South Manitou Islands is an adventure that you will always remember! The North and South Manitou Islands are located in Lake Michigan and are part of Leelanau County and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. You can do some hiking activities, spend few nights camping and explore the wilderness in this majestic place.


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  1. Isle Royale

Isle Royale is an island of the Great Lakes, located in the northwest of Lake Superior. Isle Royale Island is considered as the largest natural island in Lake Superior and the second largest island in the Great Lakes after Manitoulin Island. Isle Royale Island exists as part of Isle Royale National Park which consists of over 450 smaller islands. There’s no shortage of outdoor activities in this area.

Happy Friday! We wanted to send some good vibes to start the day by sharing this breathtaking sunrise taken by @adventureguyphoto on Isle Royale. Thanks for sharing! #PureMichigan #IsleRoyale #UpperPeninsula PS: We’re celebrating #WorldTourismDay on Sunday, September 27th by participating in the world’s first-ever Instagram relay. More than 60 countries around the world are joining the #HelloWorldRelay. Follow us on Sunday as we take the baton from @thisisjules in Northern England, virtually travel across #PureMichigan in real-time capturing and sharing one photo each hour for ten hours. We’ll then pass the baton to @markclinton in the Cook Islands. Please join us in celebrating the day by hashtagging your photos #HelloWorldRelay and #PureMichigan, and watch the day unfold from many different places on planet.

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  1. Belle Isle

Belle Isle is one of the most popular islands in Michigan and Detroiters knows the charm and magic that this place holds. There are plenty of activities that you can do in this island. You can walk through the plant conservatory and visit its world famous’ historic aquarium. For more of Belle Isle, visit this website.

Belle isle #past #winter #belleisle #detroit #detroitcity #rawdetroit #detroitlove #puredetroit #PictureDetroit #puremichigan

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Beautiful fall day on the island #detroit #puremichigan #sunset #hellyeahdetroit #opportunitydetroit #fujixt1 #puredetroit

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Super moon wasn’t all that tho #detroit #supermoon2016 #puremichigan #fujixt1 #hellyeahdetroit #opportunitydetroit

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  1. Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is probably the most popular island in Michigan.  It’s one of the most beloved place of Michiganders and a popular tourist attraction and summer colony. The entire island is listed as a National Historic Landmark. It is well known for its numerous cultural events, architectural styles and its ban on almost all motor vehicles. If you wanted to leave the city life even just for a day or night, this island is perfect for you.

…and my first shot on 35mm! ??

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  1. Bois Blanc Island

Bois Blanc Island is one of those Michigan islands that are truly a must visit everyone. Although motorized (commercial and private) vehicles are allowed, there are no official paved roads at this location. Visit this Pure Michigan page for more info and photos.

Spending the 4th on a quiet island with a great view ?

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  1. Drummond Island

One of the underrated islands in Michigan is Drummond Island. Michiganders calls this place as a unique paradise. Island features one of the largest closed loop trail systems for off road – ATV / ORV exploration in America, world class kayaking, fantastic birding, hiking and biking. Check out this link for more info.

Catching the sunset under the stars.

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MI valentine ?

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What do you think of these islands? Do you have any favorites?

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