Happy Birthday Michigan: A Look at 185 Michigan Places We Love

Happy Birthday Michigan: A Look at 185 Michigan Places We Love

Happy Birthday Michigan 26th State

On January 26, 1837, President Andrew Jackson signed a bill that made Michigan the 26th state. The Michigan Territory had pushed for statehood for a few years but conflict over the Toledo Strip kept it from happening. The ending of the conflict saw Michigan get what is now the Upper Peninsula and Ohio get Toledo – still one of the best trades of all time! As we reflect on Michigan turning 185 years old today, we thought it would be fun to share 185 Michigan Places We Love. Happy Birthday Michigan!

2018 Michigan Best Photos Agate Falls

Agate Falls

Arch Rock Mackinac Island Michigan

Arch Rock

Air Zoo 153

Air Zoo (Kalamazoo)

Au Sable Lighthouse Pictured Rocks Day Hikes

Au Sable Point Light Station

Baraga State Park Michigan State Parks

Baraga State Park

barrel + beam Marquette Michigan Brewery

Barrel + Beam (Marquette)

Bay City State Recreation Area Fishing Pond Deck Michigan

Bay City State Park

Beer Church Brewing New Buffalo Michigan

Beer Church Brewing (New Buffalo)

Belle Isle Michigan Scott Fountain dEtroit

Belle Isle State Park

Kalamazoo Craft Beverage Week Things To Do Michigan Winter 2022

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe (Kalamazoo)

Bewabic State Park CCC Information

Bewabic State Park

Big Bay Point Lighthouse Feature Photo

Big Bay Point Lighthouse

Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Binder Park Zoo Zebra

Binder Park Zoo

Blackrocks Brewery Marquette Michigan

Blackrocks Brewery

Black River Harbor Wooden Bridge

Black River Scenic Byway

Bonanza Falls Michigan 2020

Bonanza Falls

2021 Favorite Michigan Photos Bond Falls Upper Peninsula May

Bond Falls

Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park Alligators

Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

Brewery Vivant

Michigan State Parks Brimley State Park Sunrise 2021

Brimley State Park

Brockway Mountain

Brockway Mountain

Castle Rock St. Ignace Feature Photo

Castle Rock

Central Mine Powder House

Central Mine Historic District

Cheboygan Crib Light Tours GLLKA 2021 Tours

Cheboygan Crib Light

Cheboygan Lighthouse Ruins Feature Photo State Park Michigan

Cheboygan State Park

Mackinac Traverse City Last Part UP Trip with Boys 272

Colonial Michilimackinac

Comerica Park Detroit Tigers Baseball

Comerica Park

2021 Favorite Michigan Photos Copper Harbor Lighthouse May

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Crisp Point Lighthouse Wide

Crisp Point Lighthouse

Croswell Swinging Bridge Michigan Feature Photo

Croswell Swinging Bridge

Dead River Falls Marquette Michigan Middle

Dead River Falls

Delaware Mine Ruins Window

Delaware Mine

Dinosaur Gardens Stegosaurus Ossineke Michigan

Dinosaur Gardens

Michigan Photos 2020 Douglass Houghton Falls

Douglas Houghton Falls

Dow Gardens Midland Michigan Whiting Forest Americas Longest Canopy Walk

Dow Gardens

Sleeping Bear Dunes Dune Climb 1

Dune Climb (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore)

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse Lake Superior Michigan Kayak

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

Eagle River Falls June 2015

Eagle River Falls

Sleeping Bear Dunes Empire Bluff Trail

Empire Bluffs

Estivant Pines White Pine Trees

Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary

Kent County Michigan Historical Markers Fallasburg Coivered Bridge

Fallasburg Covered Bridge

Michigan Photos 2020 Fayette State Park Historic Townsite

Fayette Historic State Park

Fiborn Quarry

Fiborn Quarry

Michigan Photos 2020 Grand Ledge Fitzgerald Park

Fitzgerald Park (Grand Ledge)

Ford Field Detroit Lions

Ford Field

Fort Gratiot MI Lighthouse Point Edward Ontario

Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

Mackinac Island Fort Cannon Demonstration

Fort Mackinac

40 Mile Point - Lake Huron Lighthouses

Forty Mile Point Lighthouse

Fort Wilkins State Park

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park

Fossil Ledges Drummond Island Michigan Feature Photo

Fossil Ledges

Holz Brucke Frankenmuth Michigan


Frankfort North Breakwater Lighthouse Fall

Frankfort North Breakwater Light

White Pine Trail Fred Meijer Trees

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail

Frederik Meijer Gardens American Horse

Frederik Meijer Gardens

Founders Beer Lineup 2017

Founders Brewing Company

Freda 2

Freda Stamp Mill Ruins

Garlyn Zoo

GarLyn Zoo

Gaylord Elk Viewing Park Bull Michigan

Gaylord Elk Park

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

Grand Haven Lighthouse Tower

Grand Haven State Park

Riptide Ride Grand Island Cliff Munising

Grand Island

Grand Sable Dunes

Grand Sable Dunes

Mackinac Traverse City Last Part UP Trip with Boys 2376

Grand Traverse Lighthouse

Whitefish Point Light Museum Shipwrecks

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Harbor Beach Lighthouse Michigan Feature Photo

Harbor Beach Lighthouse

Hartwick Pines State Park Museum Hiking Trails Forest

Hartwick Pines State Park

Headlands International Dark Sky Park Mackinaw City

Headlands International Dark Sky Park

Michigan Photos 2020 Battle Creek Historic Bridge Park

Historic Bridge Park

Michigan Photos 2020 Hoffmaster State Park Beach

Hoffmaster State Park

Holland Harbor Lighthouse Michigan 1

Holland State Park

HOMES Best Brewpub Michigan Beer and Breweries

HOMES Brewery

Honolulu House Museum Marshall Michigan

Honolulu House (Marshall)

2021 Favorite Michigan Photos Horseshoe Harbor May

Horseshoe Harbor

Historic Houghton Michigan Walking Tour Portage Lake Lift Bridge

Houghton Historic District

Upper Hungarian Falls Hancock Michigan

Hungarian Falls

Lightship Huron Photo Gallery Feature Photo

Huron Lightship

Iron County Heritage Trail Feature Photo Crystal Falls

Iron County Heritage Trail

Michigan Iron Industry Museum Mining Equipment Display

Iron Industry Museum

Isle Royale Windigo

Isle Royale National Park

John Ball Zoo Rock Roar & Pour Wyatt Red Panda

John Ball Park Zoo

Kaleva Bottle House Close Up

Kaleva Bottle House

Keweenaw Rocket Range

Keweenaw Rocket Range

Big Spring Kitchitikipi - Jonathan Katje


2018 Michigan Best Photos Lakenenland Junkyard Art Park


Michigan Photos 2020 Lake of the Clouds Porcupine Mountains

Lake of the Clouds

Langley Covered Bridge Centreville

Langley Covered Bridge

Laughing Whitefish Falls Upper Section Scenic

Laughing Whitefish Falls

Michigan Photos 2020 Leila Arboretum Battle Creek

Leila Arboretum

Michigan Photos 2020 Lincoln Brick Park Grand Ledge

Lincoln Brick Park

Little Caesars Arena Detroit Red Wings Hockey

Little Caesars Arena

Silver Lake State Park Little Sable Lighthouse Reflection

Little Sable Point Lighthouse

2021 Favorite Michigan Photos Log Slide Overlook Pictured Rocks May

Log Slide Overlook

Ludington Bay Brewing Michigan

Ludington Bay Brewing

Ludington State Park Two Deer

Ludington State Park

Spirit of Ludington Mason County Sculpture Trail Michigan

Ludington Waterfront Park

Mackinac Bridge Sunset 2020

Mackinac Bridge

Mackinac Island Bicycle Tour Cover Photo

Mackinac Island

Manabezho Falls June 2013

Manabezho Falls

Presque Isle Waterfall Hike Manido Falls West

Manido Falls

Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse Lake Michigan

Manistee North Pier Light

Fall Color Manistee High Rollway

Manistee River High Rollway

Manistique East Breakwater Lighthouse Michigan Vertical

Manistique East Breakwater Light

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Marquette Harbor Lighthouse Breakwater View

Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

Michigan Photos 2020 Welcome To Marshall

Marshall Historic District

McCourtie Park River Somerset Park MI

McCourtie Park

Mendota Bete Grise Lake Superior Michigan Lighthouse

Mendota (Bete Grise) Lighthouse

2021 Favorite Michigan Photos Michigan Stadium October

Michigan Stadium

Millie Hill Scenic View Iron Mountain Michigan

Millie Hill Bat Mine and Overlook

Miners Beach 2 Pictured Rocks First Timers Guide

Miners Beach

2021 Favorite Michigan Photos Miners Castle Pictured Rocks May

Miners Castle

Miners Falls Below

Miners Falls

William Mitchell State Park Sunset Lake Mitchell

Mitchell State Park

Detroit Motown Museum Hitsville

Motown Museum

Mt. Arvon Michigan's Highest Point Travel the Mitten

Mt. Arvon

Munising Falls

Munising Falls

Muskegon South Lighthouse Michigan

Muskegon State Park

Negwegon State Park Frog Alcona County Michigan

Negwegon State Park

New Presque Isle Lighthouse Michigan

New Presque Isle Lighthouse

New Union Lowell MI Brewery Flight

New Union Brewery

Okundekun Falls

O-kun-de-kun Falls

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse Corner

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

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Old Mission Point Lighthouse

Old Nation Brewing Williamston Flight Cover Photo

Old Nation Brewing Company

Old Presque Isle Lighthouse Michigan

Old Presque Isle Lighthouse

Old Victoria Ontonagon Historical Museum

Old Victoria

Ore Dock Brewing Marquette Michigan

Ore Dock Brewing

Oswald's Bear Ranch Travel Mitten

Oswald’s Bear Ranch

Otsego Lake State Park Reflections Gaylord

Otsego Lake State Park

Peninsula Point Lighthouse Michigan Feature Photo

Peninsula Point Light

Petoskey State Park Dunes

Petoskey State Park

Pickerel Lake Kent County

Pickerel Lake Park

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive Covered Bridge 1

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Piers Gorge Waterfall Rafting River

Piers Gorge (Menominee River State Recreation Area)

Pine River Kayak Peterson Bridge

Pine River

Platte River Kayak Sleeping Bear Dunes Feature Photo

Platte River Point (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore)

Michigan Photos 2020 Point Betsie Lighthouse Damage

Point Betsie Lighthouse

Fall Color Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway Point Iroquois Lighthouse

Point Iroquois Lighthouse

Presque Isle Park Lake Superior Marquette Michigan

Presque Isle Park (Marquette)

Michigan Photos 2020 Pyramid Point Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Pyramid Point

Quincy Mine Nordberg Steam Hoist

Quincy Mine

River Raisin National Battlefield Park Feature Photo

River Raisin National Battlefield Park

Rosy Mound Trail Header

Rosy Mound

Rotary Island Park Sault Ste. Marie Freighter passage

Rotary Park (Sault Ste. Marie)

Sable Falls Autumn Pictured Rocks

Sable Falls

Saginaw River Range Lighthouse Reflection

Saginaw River Rear Range Lighthouse

St. Ignace Boardwalk Wawatam Lighthouse

St. Ignace Boardwalk

St. Joseph Pier Lights Lake Michigan Winter

St. Joseph North Pier Lighthouse

Sand Point Lighthouse and Marker

Sand Point Lighthouse (Escanaba)

Sanilac Petroglyphs Michigan

Sanilac Petroglyphs State Historic Site

Winter Header Saugatuck

Saugatuck Dunes State Park

Scott Falls Munising Waterfalls

Scott Falls

Seney National Wildlife Refuge Solo Swan Show Pool

Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Seul Choix Point Lighthouse

Seul Choix Point Lighthouse

Baraga Shrine Snowshoe Priest

Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest

Silver Lake State Park Lake Michigan Shoreline Dunes

Silver Lake State Park

Slate River Falls Michigan

Slate River Falls

Soo Locks Boat Cruise 2017 Photos

Soo Locks

Michigan Photos 2020 South Haven Lighthouse Windy and Waves

South Haven South Pierhead Light

2021 Favorite Michigan Photos Spartan Stadium Football

Spartan Stadium

Spray Falls

Spray Falls

Michigan State Capitol Lansing

State Capitol (Lansing)

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse Lake Huron Michigan

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

Fall Color View Sugarloaf Mountain Marquette

Sugarloaf Mountain

Superior Falls

Superior Falls

Lower Tahquamenon Falls Bridge Autumn

Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Tawas Point State Park Michigan Lighthouse Clouds

Tawas Point State Park

Downtown Sault Ste. Marie Tower of History

Tower of History

The Tridge Midland Michigan Couple Sculpture

Tridge (Midland)

Tunnel of Trees Michigan M-119

Tunnel of Trees

USS Silverside Submarine Museum Tour

USS Silversides Museum

Jay Van Andel Grand Rapids Community Legends

Van Andel Arena

Van Buren State Park

Van Buren State Park

Van Riper State Park Lake Michigamme Kayaking

Van Riper State Park

Blue WAter River Walk Port Huron Great Lakes Maritime Center

Vantage Point (Port Huron)

Warren Dunes State Park Top Post

Warren Dunes State Park

Waugoshance Lighthouse 2021 Sheplers Lighthouse Cruise

Waugoshance Shoal Lighthouse

2021 Favorite Michigan Photos Fall Color Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway October

Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway

Michigan Photos 2020 Whitefish Falls Trenary

Whitefish Falls

Whitefish Point Lighthouse Lake Superior

Whitefish Point Light Station

White River

White River Light Station

Sheplers Lighthouse Cruise 2021 White Shoal Light Possible Feature Photo

White Shoal Lighthouse

Wilderness State Park Beach Lake Michigan

Wilderness State Park

Yankee Springs Recreation Area Barry County Michigan

Yankee Springs State Recreation Area