Michigan April 19, 2015
These 17 Jaw Dropping Places In Michigan Will Leave You Breathless
The views in Michigan are the envy of just about every state. Not only do we have miles upon miles of stunning lake shores to gaze on, but our farmland, impressive cityscapes, and of course, our epic sports stadiums all also visual wonders to behold. So while you’re taking in a lazy Sunday afternoon, enjoy the view of some of these Michigan beauties.
17) Michigan farms, Freedom Township
If you've ever heard Tim Allen narrate one of his popular milk commercials for the Pure Michigan ad campaign, you know our dairy farms are world-class. The view of the rolling farmland isn't bad either. Pictured here, one such place in Freedom Township.
16) Apple Orchards
Our famous Michigan apples are just as gorgeous to behold as they are delicious to eat.
15) Coach Insignia, Detroit (Update: PERMANENTLY CLOSED)
Ready for swanky night on the town? The views of the city from this restaurant atop the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit are the perfect touch.
14) Comerica Park
There's nothing quite like taking your seat behind home plate for a Tigers game and a view of Detroit's skyline in the background.
13) Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Bridge
Known more commonly as the Blue Bridge, this historic bridge that sits above the Grand River visually striking. Pictured here, the bridge complements an installation during ArtPrize 2013.
12) Green Point Overlook
You'll find this mesmerizing view of Lake Michigan way Up North.
11) Isle Royale National Park
Come to the northern most reaches of Michigan at Isle Royale National Park for this view overlooking Lake Superior.
10) Ford Field
The weather outside Ford Field might be crummy, but the view from this indoor stadium is oh-so inviting. This shot was taken last fall by yours truly.
9) Silver Lake Sand Dunes, White Hall
When in doubt, throw a Michigan lighthouse into the view.
8) Sleeping Bear Dunes
A no-brainer really. these sand dunes look right over into the crystal blue waters of Lake Michigan. Pictured here by Flickr user James Wilcox is a view with a 450-foot drop to the lake below.
7) Spartan Stadium
More of a Sparty fan? The views from Spartan Stadium at Michigan State University are no less impressive, especially when surrounded by 75,000 fans, all wearing green and white.
6) Grand Haven Pier
Take a walk down this west Michigan pier, but make sure you bring a camera because the views of Lake Michigan are spectacular.
5) Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
The Big House moniker stuck for good reason. Ever take in the view here and you'll feel like the entire state is packed inside.
4) Lafayette Coney Island, Detroit
Almost as satisfying as taking a bite into a Coney dog at Lafayette Coney Island is watching veteran server Faisal Ali balance an armful of plates of the Detroit classics.
3) Windmill Island Gardens
With a sea of brightly-hued tulips and the oldest, functioning Dutch windmill in the United States (it's more than 250 years old), this is a great shot of history and natural beauty.
2) Covered Bridges
Michigan is home to quite a few historic, covered bridges. They add wonder to any road trip, as pictured here by Flickr user xray10 of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
1) Fall Colors, Upper Peninsula
A Michigan tradition every fall is to pile into the car and drive up north - just for the view of the leaves changing colors. These scene was captured by Flickr user Ann Fisher from the 510 bridge overlooking McClure basin.
Now that you’ve seen some of our favorite Michigan views, we want to know which sites always have you itching to reach for your camera. Let us know in the comments below!