By Celia Kauth
With its miles of spotless coastlines, quaint beachside towns, and abundance of forests and wildlife, Western Michigan is one of the most beautiful places in the United States. As with all stunning scenery, it is fun to make the memories last forever by taking photographs to share with friends and family! With so many miles of gorgeous landscape to explore, here are our top four locations for the most photo-friendly places in West Michigan!
- Big Red Lighthouse, Holland, Michigan
Located along the coast of Lake Michigan, the Big Red Lighthouse is an iconic landmark. As the name suggests, the color structure is a deep, striking red that guarantees to make for a stunning photograph. Capture an image of the lighthouse, the sea, or both; no matter the aesthetic you are aiming for, we promise you will be pleased!
- Tulips, Holland, Michigan
Also located in Holland, Michigan, are an impressive, colorful array of tulips found in all of the local parks and the city center! While late spring-early summer is the best time of year to catch the tulips in bloom, downtown Holland is adorable; if you find you’ve missed tulip season, snap a photo in the scenic downtown!
- Joseph North Pier Lighthouse, St. Joseph, Michigan
Another western Michigan lighthouse boasting beautiful views is the St. Joseph North Pier Lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan. Venture out along the pier for panoramic views of the shoreline and take a photograph in front of the red-roofed lighthouse. While visitors are guaranteed lovely photographs of this pier and lighthouse throughout the year, visiting in the colder months is especially magical; with the enormous, icy waves of Lake Michigan crashing and sometimes freezing around the lighthouse itself, the image is that of a winter wonderland!
- Warren Dunes State Park, Berrien County, Michigan
With gleaming, white mountains of sand looming in the distance, Warren Dunes State Park offers several places to make memories and take unforgettable photographs! Climb to the top of the dunes for an action shot, preen and pose near the lake, or journey into the woods for nature photographs you will treasure forever!
With so many places to explore in western Michigan, there are of course hundreds of other amazing places to forever seal vacation memories through photographs! Grab your camera, take your loved ones, and head north for an adventure you won’t care to forget; western Michigan has a wide variety of exquisite people, places, and things to photograph, and we promise you won’t be sorry you snapped a picture!