7 Beautiful Places In Michigan That Will Surely Captivate You!

July 17th, 2017

Michigan is one of the most beautiful states ever. Aside from the world famous tourist attractions, The Mitten States also boasts with less known destinations and locations that Michiganders are truly proud of.

You surely heard about the magnificent views of the Mackinac Bridge, the stunning beauty of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the enchanting elements of its natural wonders like its rivers and waterfalls.

So today, I will feature some of the lesser known Michigan destinations that are equally enchanting and amazingly beautiful.

Lac La Belle

Lac La Belle is a French word or term for “Lake Beautiful”. Lac La Belle has an active summer tourist industry, with many summer cottages and resorts. The area has many dense forests and small mountains perfect for hikers during fall season. In the winter, the nearby Mount Bohemia attracts skiers and snowboarders. Winter, summer or fall, Lac La Belle is quite an amazing tourist destination.

Nothing like a #puremichigan summer 🌞

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The Platte River

This river has crystal clear waters that snake around the sand, forest and hills. This river empties out at the national lakeshore.  A great place for summer fun activities like canoe, kayak, tube or raft. An amazing place to see and visit during summertime.

It’s like you’re on another planet..such a cool place🗺

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Michigan Legacy Art Park

This is probably one of the most underrated destinations in Michigan.  The Michigan Legacy Art Park is a 30-acre outdoor sculpture park located near Thompsonville, Michigan, on the grounds of Crystal Mountain Resort. It is open year-round and includes 40 works of art and 1.6 miles of hiking trails.
Michigan Legacy Art Park inspires awareness, appreciation and passion for Michigan’s history, culture and environment through the arts. The mission is primarily fulfilled through an outdoor sculpture collection that expresses Michigan’s history and extensive educational opportunities. So if you wanted to know more about Michigan’s past, this is the place to be.

I love my school. So much.

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Alger Underwater Preserve

Alger is one of 11 underwater preserves in Michigan.  The Alger Underwater Preserve is located in Lake Superior, it protects waters that lie offshore the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and the Grand Island National Recreation Area. It is home to a number of intact shipwrecks and underwater caves. Scuba diving is very popular in here as it gives a more close-up view of the wrecks and while having the chance to explore the caves. There’s also a glass-bottom boat tour which crosses over the shipwrecks alongside Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Eagle Harbor

Eagle Harbor has one of the most amazing views in Michigan. From thick forests, rolling hills up to amazing lighthouses, this place almost has it all. One of the most visited attractions at Eagle Harbor is the 144-year-old red-brick lighthouse.

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Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve

This preserve offers nearly three miles of trail winding through forest and meadow to stunning views of Lake Michigan and a beach of unparalleled beauty. The Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve is host to many native plant species and unique bird habitat so be on the lookout for wildflower displays and great birding opportunities.

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Headlands International Dark Sky Park

Being one of only nine designated “dark sky” parks in the world, the Headlands International Dark Sky Park is a must visit location. This 600-acre parcel of land contains two miles of uninhabited Lake Michigan shoreline and thick forest. The park provides exceptionally starry skies due to low light pollution. A very popular destination for star gazers, photographers, and nature lovers.

For more of this amazing Michigan locations and destinations, see this article from thrillist.com.


32 responses to “7 Beautiful Places In Michigan That Will Surely Captivate You!”

  1. Jen Temcio says:

    My husband and I want to do our next road trip to Michigan and I had no idea about Alger Underwater Preserve. It sounds like a crazy cool adventure and I really want to check it out.

  2. Joely Smith says:

    Ahhh beautiful places! My husband lived in Michigan for many years. I will have to ask him how many of these places he has been!

  3. Michigan has so many amazing places to see that are off the beat path. I haven’t been to Lac La Belle, but it looks amazing! Eagle Harbor is one of my favorite places to visit.

  4. tara pittman says:

    Lots of beautiful places to see. My husband would love the camping there.

  5. Cassie says:

    I’d love to visit Michigan one day! We live in Australia but I’ve seen so many beautiful pictures of the lakes and would be amazing to get to stay near one to live for sure!

  6. I am just a few hours away from Michigan. I really need to get up there to explore all these awesomely beautiful places!

  7. Amazing Place! No words can describe this place once you were there everything in this place you will love it.

  8. Dogvills says:

    The Headlands International Dark Sky Park is the place I want to be right now. I am awed at the beauty of the night sky. The photo with the aurora borealis, a meteor, and the Milky Way Galaxy is fantastic. I wish I could witness something like that in this lifetime!

  9. Blair villanueva says:

    Indeed these are gorgeous places to be fojnd in Michigan. Especially that Lac La Belle, I find it romantic 🙂

  10. Kelly Reci says:

    Amazing pictures! I especially liked the picture of northern lights, falling star ,and illuminating sky! So lovely! What a breathtaking view on a starry night. Thank you for sharing!

  11. Michigan is so beautiful. I love it here during the summertime.

  12. Heather says:

    It looks beautiful. There’s a lot of water there and the nature is really pretty.

  13. I know a lot of people from Michigan, but have never been! It looks beautiful. I just don’t think I could handle the winter 😉

  14. Aimee Geroux says:

    I drove through Michigan once but didn’t have time to stop. Looks like some amazing spots to put on our travel bucket list for next time we are out that way!

  15. anvita says:

    I have never been there before. Had family there but they moved. Seems like a good place to be during the warmer months.

  16. We have never been to Michigan but it sure sounds like a beautiful destination. I would really love to check it out. Some of these pictures are breathtaking!

  17. Courtney says:

    Omg! So many breathtaking places! I’m all about anywhere near water. Being on the water is so nice!

  18. Echo says:

    Wow! I knew Michigan had some beautiful places, but I wouldn’t even know where to begin! I definitely think that I need to plan a trip to one of these gorgeous places, sooner rather than later!

  19. Michigan is stunning! We have been talking about taking next summer to explore the country RVing and I think Michigan needs to be added to our list for sure!

  20. Devajani says:

    Photos look cool. Michigan is beautiful. Thank you for sharing

  21. Wow! The pics are beautiful…and the locations look amazing. Thanks for the tips…this is great.

  22. I’ve never visited Michigan, but this place looks so great!

  23. Emily Morton says:

    Wow this is absolutely gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to go camping for weeks now and now I really can’t wait!!

  24. This looks like a great place to visit. These photos are so pretty. I’m adding this to my travel list. Hope to go there someday.

  25. I’ve only ever heard of Lac La Belle, but all of these sound like splendid destinations! I will be sure to include them all on our itinerary when we visit the state of Michigan, one day. Thank you for sharing!

  26. stacey says:

    That Platte River looks breathtaking. The water is so beautiful and I love the hills in the background. Great shot.

  27. tara pittman says:

    Love all the green and water there. These would be great places to take a long walk.

  28. The picture with the dog on the pier is so adorable. By any chance is that cabin for rent? It looks so serene.

  29. All of these pictures are stunning. The wood pictures, beach, and the dock with the dog ah so cute! That nighttime picture is breath taking!

  30. liz Cleland says:

    This is one of the last few states I have yet to visit. Would love to go and camp there!

  31. Claudia Krusch says:

    I am excited for our trip to Michigan this fall. These all look like great places to check out when we are there. The sky looks amazing at night.

  32. I had no idea there were so many beautiful places there were to see in Michigan. I would love to see the Alger Underwater Preserve.

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