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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

Hiking Michigan by Roger E. Storm, Susan M. Wedzel

Belle Isle to 8 Mile: an insider's guide to Detroit by edited by Andy Linn, Emily Linn and Rob Linn

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

Michigan by Jeff Counts, with photographs by the author

Moon handbooks. Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Paul Vachon

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

Along Interstate 75: "local knowledge" and "insider information" for interstate travelers between Detroit and the Florida border by Dave Hunter

Detroit & Ann Arbor: a great destination by Jeff Counts

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