These Abandoned Places In Michigan Are Disturbing Yet Somehow Beautiful

No doubt, Detroit takes the trophy for urban abandonment. Some 70,000 properties are vacant and in various states of decay. The crumbling, burnt-out buildings intrigue artists and photographers worldwide to venture into these gutted landmarks. But ruins are not confined to only the big city. They can be found in abandoned mining towns, rural, historic bridges and elsewhere and they are not all tragic. Here’s a rundown of abandoned places in Michigan that are slowly returning to nature.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

The list of Detroit abandonment alone could fill books, but this is a sampling that encompasses much of Michigan. What are some forgotten places in your hometown? Let us know!