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Download free images of Michigan from our collection of Midwest Living® photographs. Find a photo you like, click the download link, then right-click on the photo to make it your desktop image.

Ripe Michigan cherries

If you're near Traverse City, stop at Gallagher's Farm Market and Bakery to enjoy fresh Michigan cherries.

Grand Haven beauty

Rays from the setting sun cast a picturesque pattern over the pier and lighthouse at Grand Haven, Michigan.

Kayakers' waters

Open water beckons kayakers near Esray Park just south of Copper Harbor, Michigan.

Scenic cliffs

The mineral-stained cliffs and sand dunes of Michigan's Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore stretch for 42 miles along the Lake Superior shore.

 

Grand Hotel

The historic Grand Hotel provides one-of-a-kind accommodations to Mackinac Island visitors. 

Ripe Michigan cherries

If you're near Traverse City, stop at Gallagher's Farm Market and Bakery to enjoy fresh Michigan cherries.

Detroit lights

Detroit's city lights shine along the skyline of this revitalized community.

Dune view

Sand dunes rise as high as 400 feet above Lake Michigan at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

 

High above Mackinac

A seagull glides about Michigan's Mackinac Island State Park.

 

Day's end at Grand Haven

Silhouetted by the sun, a sailboat passes the lighthouse pier in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Beaver Island getaway

Ferry riders coming to Beaver Island from Charlevoix, Michigan, pass the Beaver Island Harbor Lighthouse as they head into St. James Harbor.

Sunrise at St. Helena Island Lighthouse

Watch the sunrise from the vantage point of an Adirondack chair alongisde the waters of Lake Michigan near St. Helena Island Lighthouse. 

 

Lake Superior kayaking

Kayakers explore the chilly waters of Lake Superior in Rock Harbor, Michigan, part of remote Isle Royale National Park.

 

Golden lighthouse

A golden sunset frames Michigan's Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse.

 

Solitary sunset

Visitors seek solitude at Michigan's Isle Royale National Park, where a hiker watches the sunset along Rock Harbor.

 

Paddling the Keweenaw

A kayak cuts through Lake Superior along the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Farm market

Gallagher's Farm Market near Traverse City offers a picturesque stop for fresh fruits and vegetables as well as pies, jams, cheeses and other goods.

Rocky ripples

A rocky bottom lies under Lake Michigan's waters near Beaver Island.

 

Michigan blueberries

Stop at one of Michigan's many you-pick blueberry patches and enjoy this locally grown treat.

Guarding the Manitou Passage

The 19th-century South Manitou Island Lighthouse sits along the rocky shoreline at Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

 

Peaceful reflection

Nottawa Creek, part of Michigan's first Heritage Water Trail, reflects autumn colors.

 

Through the woods

Fall colors spread across Michigan's Porcupine Mountains State Park.

Read about our favorite Midwest state parks

Bands of colors

Rock formations create spectacular bands of color at Michigan's Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

 

Saugatuck scenery

Mount Baldhead offers a scenic overlook of autumn foliage in Saugatuck, Michigan.

 

Upper Peninsula waterfall

Bond Falls, one of dozens of waterfalls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, tumbles through a forest of fall colors.

 

Harvest season

Red- and orange-tinted leaves frame a cluster of grapes at Lemon Creek Winery near Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Read about Midwest Wine Country Weekend Getaways

Fall fields

Thanks to the insulating effects of the Great Lakes, the color show in the fields and woods of northern Michigan often starts in late September and stretches into late October.

Read about a fall escape to the Mackinac Island area

Leaf discovery

Soft light highlights these leaves at the Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park in Mackinaw City, Michigan.

 

Lighthouse at dusk

As the sun sets, fishermen try their luck off the end of the pier at Michigan's South Haven lighthouse.

 

Misty views

Morning mists invite quiet contemplation from the dock on Republic Island in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

 

Lake of the Clouds

A necklace of fall color rings Lake of the Clouds in Michigan's Porcupine Mountains State Park.

 

Barn beauty

Golden sunlight gives a barn near Cross Village, Michigan, an enchanting look.

 

Ludington lighthouse

Stroll down the long breakwall to North Breakwater Light in Ludington, Michigan, for perfect sunset views.

Mackinac Island solitude

Round Island Light, built in 1895, helped ships navigate the Straits of Mackinac, which connects Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

Porcupine Mountains

Thick forests in the Porcupine Mountains surround the Lake of the Clouds.

Supreme and serene wilderness

Wilderness reigns supreme and serene at one of the best-kept secrets in our national parks system: Michigan's Isle Royale National Park, a Lake Superior island north of the 48th parallel.

 

Grand Marais lighthouse

Ice and snow cover the walkway to the steel-skeleton Grand Marais, Minnesota, lighthouse, which has guarded the harbor since 1922.

 

Sturgeon Point lookout

Summer visitors can tour the tower and keeper's house (now a maritime museum) at Sturgeon Point Lighthouse in Harrisville, Michigan.

Muskegon sunset

Sunset bathes the lighthouse in Muskegon, Michigan, with dramatic colors.

Along the falls

A red leaf contrasts against pebbles and stones at Bond Falls near Paulding, Michigan.

 

Beachfront camping

Both trailers and tents find beachfront camping at Munising, Michigan's Tourist Park. It's part of one of the Midwest's premier drives: the 1,200-plus-mile Circle Tour around Lake Superior.

 

Sleigh ride

Guests at Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman, Michigan, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods.

 

Moon glow

The moon glows over snow-covered cliffs in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

 

Winter in the UP

The Ontonagon River flows through snowy woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

 

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