Must See in Michigan

I'm a dreamer. I love to dream about far off places that I will someday hopefully travel to. The heart of this desire is landscapes. I love landscape photography; I love the places you get to visit, the early mornings and late nights, the challenges when weather or landscapes don't cooperate, and the thrill of capturing an amazing spot in an inspiring photo. I have a list of places I want to photograph, some including Yosemite, Zion, the Grand Canyon, etc. All of these places are a long ways away from Michigan. One day, when my wanderlust was especially heavy, I came to the realization: Michigan is beautiful. I have a beautiul state in my own backyard, yet despite my whole life living here, have explored little of it. That's when I decided to create my Michigan Bucketlist, places I want to visit in Michigan that don't require a costly plane ticket.

This map consists of 30+ places to visit, a list that will definitely grow as I discover new places. This list focuses on the natural beaty of Michigan, and also are potential spots for landscape photography. For now the list includes:

  • Maybury State Park
  • Isle Royale National Park
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  • Fort Custer State Recreation Area
  • Al Sabo Land Preserve
  • Oval Beach Saugatuck
  • Palms Book State Park
  • Hoffmaster State Park
  • Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heritage Route
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Porcupine Mountains State Park
  • Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
  • Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
  • Headlands International Dark Sky Park
  • Craig Lake State Park
  • Hunter's Point Park
  • Turnip Rock
  • Ludington State Park Beach
  • Negwegon State Park
  • Tahquamenon Falls State Park
  • Fayette Historic State Park
  • Pier Cove Park
  • Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area
  • Saugatuck Dunes State Park
  • Riley Trails Park
  • Rosy Mound Natural Area
  • Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area
  • Arcadia Dunes: The C.S. Mott Nature Preserve
  • Esch Beach
  • Whitefish Point
  • Silver Lake
  • Presque Isle Park
  • Green Point Dunes

It will certainly take a while to get to all these places, but I am so excited to explore the amazing natural beauty of Michigan. Do you have any suggestions for the list? What is a place you have always wanted to visit?