Pure Michigan Travel

Michigan's motto declares: "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you." With that in mind,  take some time to explore the natural beauty and wonder of our great state with the resources listed below. For more ideas explore the Pure Michigan website.

Of woods and water: a photographic journey across Michigan by Ron Leonetti and Christopher Jordan ; foreword by Dave Dempsey


The paddler's guide to Michigan by Jeff Counts




Twelve classic trout streams in Michigan: a handbook for fly anglers by Gerth E. Hendrickson ; fully revised by Jim DuFresne


Lake Michigan: a photographic portfolio by Ed Wargin





You know you're in Michigan when—: 101 quintessential places, people, events, customs, lingo, and eats of the Great Lakes state by Colleen Burcar


Public gardens of Michigan by Miriam Easton Rutz





Michigan's best campgrounds: a guide to the best 150 public campgrounds in the Great Lakes state by Jim DuFresne


Michigan Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places by Dufresne, Jim



Weekend canoeing in Michigan: the rivers, the towns, the taverns by Doc Fletcher






Michigan rivers less paddled: the rivers, the towns, the taverns by Doc Fletcher





Grandparents Michigan style by Mike Link and Kate Crowley





Michigan curiosities: quirky characters, roadside oddities & other offbeat stuff by Colleen Burcar with Gene Taylor


Traveling through time: a guide to Michigan's historical markers by edited by Laura Rose Ashlee





Adventure cycling in Michigan: selected on- and off-road rides





Up the Rouge!: paddling Detroit's hidden river by text by Joel Thurtell ; photographs by Patricia Beck



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