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Looking for the best photography in Michigan? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Michigan. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top Photography Spots in and near Michigan

  • St. Joseph, Michigan

    Walk the Pier at Silver Beach

    You'll walk on the concrete pier just barely out of reach of the waves (for the most part), allowing for some pretty cool wave and shoreline photos. An occasional wave may wash over low areas of the pier, so always be alert! Also, be careful of the slippery algae, especially close to the edges. T...
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  • St. Ignace, Michigan

    Mackinac Bridge

    Straits State Park is located on the upper peninsula of Michigan and is minutes from the Mackinac Bridge. Named after the straits that pass through the two peninsulas, this state park offers gorgeous views of the bridge at night. From the campground, head just a few feet towards the beach on the...
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  • Traverse City, Michigan

    Explore Mission Point Lighthouse

    0.2 mi
    Mission Point Lighthouse is situated between the East and West Grand Traverse Bays, about 20 minutes north of downtown Traverse City. This historic lighthouse offers stunning views of Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan. There is a parking lot located a few hundred feet away where visitors can p...
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  • Grand Haven, Michigan

    Run Across the Grand River

    4 mi
    Begin the run at Connor Bayou, where this adventure's directions lead to. You will follow the Idema Explorers trail into the woods, where you will wind around for about 0.4 miles. As soon as you exit the woods, continue to follow the paved trail that leads to the left along the road. After anothe...
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  • Maple City, Michigan

    Paddle Glen Lake

    A pristine lake thats just waiting to be explored by kayak, SUP, canoe or boat (keep in mind that power boats are allowed on this lake). The water is amazingly clear and a beautiful shade of aqua blue. During the summer months, the air temperature remains relatively cool and makes for perfect, lo...
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  • Traverse City, Michigan

    Fat Tire Biking on the Vasa Pathway

    10 mi
    If you’re looking for a place to fat bike ride in the area, then this is the spot for you! To access the Vasa Pathway you’ll want to head to Timber Ridge Resort, feel free to park in the main area. From the southeast corner of the Timber Ridge Resort, you will be able to jump on the pathway. You ...
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  • Ishpeming, Michigan

    Silver Lake Basin

    Silver Lake Basin is a secluded, quiet lake located in Champion Township, Michigan. The lake is on the Dead River about 30 miles north of Marquette. There is a dam, which created the Silver Lake Basin. Unfortunately, the dam failed in 2003 but was rebuilt in 2008. Silver Lake Basin provides mult...
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