Sunset Sailboating in Bay Harbor, Northern Michigan

It’s no debate that Michigan is a beautiful state. From thickly wooded forests to placid blue lakes to bustling cities full of people, it has a landscape that’s worth photographing. Whether you’re a professional looking to get that amazing shot, or a rookie trying to exercise their skills, consider these top spots to get a great photo.

Sunset Park-Petoskey, MI

This is a wonderful spot to get great photos of what else-the sunset! While you’ll find people getting ready to snap photos of the sunset as soon as the sun starts to drop in the sky, we recommend getting as close as you can to the water’s edge for a shot that will stun everyone!

Kosequat Park- Harbor Springs, MI

This park is the perfect place for a practicing photographer. Whether you’re looking to get a good scenic shot of the lake or the trees or a fun action shot of children on the playground, you’ll always find something to perfect your picture taking. Try taking photos of kids playing basketball, or of someone catching a fish (all with permission, of course!)

Bay Harbor, MI

But the number one place that photographers can’t stay away from is Bay Harbor. Hotels such as the Inn at Bay Harbor and Bay Harbor Golf Club are ready to help accommodate for any special occasion from weddings to family get-togethers. Whether that’s helping you find the perfect spot for you to tie the knot, planning the after party, or even photography. Bay Harbor even offers a wedding guide for the prospective couple to learn more about what Bay Harbor can offer their wedding.

The lakeside setting of Bay Harbor is perfect for other vacations, as well. The stunning scenery draws photographers of all ages and stages to its shore, where people practice their photography by taking photos of the shore, the sunset, or of families and friends having fun on the water. Think you captured the perfect shot? Share it with Bay Harbor to possibly use in future issues of Explore Bay Harbor magazine or on the Explore Bay Harbor Facebook page. Just seeing the photos of how beautiful Bay Harbor is making summer vacation spots fill up, so book hotel spaces before they’re gone! Interested vacationers can access more photos and area information by signing up for our free guidebook.