Favorite Outdoor Places In Michigan – Moosejaw

Last week we did a fun little contest with Moosejaw where we asked you to tell us your favorite outdoor spot in Michigan. Below are some of your entries!

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Torch Lakes at Sunset – Jaina Donberg

“My favorite spot is sitting at the top of the log slide in Grand Marias looking right toward the pictured rocks lake shore, left toward the lighthouse, and down at all those poor idiots who let someone talk them into running/rolling down to the bottom…………because they now will be spending a lo-o-o-o-o-o-ong time climbing back up!  I know what I’m sayin’………….I’ve done it twice myself! Did I say idiot?  I have a great pic of my daughter and I sitting there next to a red fox, but, of course, can’t find it now!”~Chris Hamilton

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Old mission peninsula, north of Traverse City, is very scenic too and offers light houses, wine, shore line and a small island with a campsite in the bowers harbor bay! Florian Figge

“Favorite place by far is Sleeping Bear Dunes! Snowshoeing the Dunes is unbeatable–beautiful views, tons of trails, lots of fun.  I can’t get my SD card to work to upload the picture but this is where my husband first kissed me :)” ~Lisa Phair

“My favorite place in Michigan is sturgeon river.”~Miles McPherson

“My favorite spot in outdoor michigan is Horsehead Lake :)” ~ Jamie Johansen

“My favourite outdoor spot in michigan is Munising, on the Upper Peninsula – The location of the awesome Michigan Icefest Ice Climbing festival!” ~ Timon Orawski

“How do you expect me to pick just one?! Can I choose all of the U.P.? Such as, Pictured Rocks? -or- Tahquamenon Falls? either way, you just have to love the madness in MI. =D” ~Melissa M. Bobowski

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Traverse City Sunset – Brooke Lynn Danielle

” Favortie outdoor spot: South Haven, South Beach…just far enough south past all the people you will find an amazing, quiet, off-the-beaten-path spot!” ~Darin Leigh

“Michigan has great spots all over. My favorite outdoor spot is muskallonge lake state park. So close to Grand Marais and picture rocks.” ~Chris Sorel

“My favorite outdoor spot in Michigan is Pictured Rocks! I have amazing memories with my family and friends there in the summertime 🙂 Gorgeous place… but can’t you say the same for all of Michigan?” ~Katie Mundinger

“Hands down pyramid point or the sand dunes in empire. Great hiking spots!” ~Hannah McNaughton

“Pictured Rocks for sure! It’s so beautiful, and some of my best outdoor memories are from there :D” ~Alexandra Weber

“Copper Harbor because it’s peaceful and beautiful!” ~Colleen Foltz

“Around Munising. Ice in the winter, sun in the summer.” ~Sean Kaczmarek

“I like doing it at Chapel Rock in Pictured Rocks, or at the Detroit Opera House!” ~Ty Paff

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Favorite spot in michigan, Copper Harbor, especially the long dirt road out to the point. ~Max Lapekas

 

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One of my Favorite spots in Michigan. The Manistee river!!! Picture taken on a week long canoeing trip!~ Patti Leasure

 

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PJ Hoffmaster State Park ~Grace Overend

 

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Great Spot and walk from Muskallonge Lake State Park out to Lake Superior ~ Christopher Sorel

 

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Favorite Place in Michigan, Isle Royale National Park – Eric Andersen

“Favorite place in Michigan … I really enjoy living it up in Ferndale so peaceful to walk around the parks outside!” ~David Strawer

“Favorite place in Michigan: Porcupine Mountains!” ~Jonathon Mantay

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It’s nearly impossible for me to pick my favorite place in Michigan. There is so much beauty all around us, you just have to be willing to go out and find it. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is just one of my many favorite places in the good ol’ mitten! ~Courtney Born

 

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My favorite place in michigan has got to be Pigeon River State forest in Vanderbilt. It’s not too far away, but far enough to get away. ~Jack Prince

 

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Favorite place in Michigan is definitely Mackinac Island! It’s beautiful there in the summer, especially once you get out of the main downtown area ~ Kara Bakowski

 

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St. Joseph pier in the winter! That’s one of my many favorite places 🙂 ~Nick Hooper

 

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Frankfort Summer 2011, West coast is magnificent from Old Mission to Saugatuck. My wife & kids had a road trip this past summer “Awesome” ~ Barlow’s Gourmet Sauces

 

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This is a composite image panorama of the Lake of the Clouds, taken just before hiking 35 miles of the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula! ~ Justin Rieth

 

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My favorite outdoor spot is Stugeon point lighthouse. It is beautiful up there all year round. ~Gerry Buckel

 

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One of my favorite outdoor spots in the Awesome Mitten state – Pictured Rocks ~ Matthew Minor

 

 

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our favorite outdoor spot in the mitten: every summer, on the lake, crossing the straits of mackinac, under a big sky! (floating in a perfect balance between the peninsulas!) ~Vintage Mitten

 

 

“Tahquamenon Falls state park in Paradise, Michigan is awesome. So beautiful.” ~Aletha Hicks

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Hands down, Pictured Rocks is the best place in Michigan! ~Matt Mains

 

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i love everywhere in the UP, here is my pup at the Mighty Mac, the gateway to greatness! ~ Krista G

 

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My favorite place in Michigan: the super secret Manistee River Waterfalls! ~ Danielle Gudowski

 

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My favorite place in Michigan is kayaking East Traverse Bay with my beautiful bride ~ Erik Lindstrom

 

“My favorite place is Pentwater Michigan, water, woods, and wind” ~Don Now

“My favorite place is where I am right now … Manistique, Michigan. There’s no place like (an adopted) home.” ~Manistique Farmers Market

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4- wheeling on our property in Rudyard, MI ..in the U.P. ..fun and muddy!! ~ Jozloff

 

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Holland, Michigan quaint town on Lake Michigan. Epitome of middle America. ~ Seth Villalobos

 

“My favorite hiking trail in Michigan is the High Country Pathway 70 mile loop!” ~Andy Harris

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Hiking the cliffs @ Pictured Rocks Nat’l Lakeshore! See the tiny kayak at bottom left? ~ Nate

 

“Favorite place in Michigan is the whole UP. So many green spaces.” ~Jay Dub

“My favorite location is anywhere along the@LakeSuperior shore at sunset.” ~Megan McCullen

“My favorite place to be in MI is along the shores of any of the Great Lakes; away from the cities – just the sounds of nature” ~Dottie Kovacs

“my fav would have to be the bluffs of #NorthManitou. Nothing like letting the waves put you to sleep.” ~Castel

“Favorite? Pictured Rocks…majestic beauty.” ~Veronica

“North Manitou Island great place to get away from it all” ~Mike Fournier

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“Still love East Bay, sometimes on the Hobie 16 when not kayaking ~ Erik Lindstrom”

 

 

Pyramid Point in sleeping bear dunes is my favorite outdoor spot in Michigan” ~ Mike Burr

“Favorite outdoor spot in Michigan: Lake Charlevoix on a sunny summer day” ~ James Powers

“One of my fav places in MI is Munising Falls. Gorgeous & great memories – we got engaged at the falls”~ Amber B