Thanks to this recent arctic weather, I’m starting to go a little crazy! If you need a little escape and want to know what’s happening beyond your own four walls, here’s a way to see what’s happening across the state without leaving the comfort of your warm home.
I was recently exploring the Pure Michigan website as a way to kill time and find inspiration for a road trip, when I came across a collection of live cams located throughout the state! Have you ever wondered what the Mackinac Bridge looks like in winter? Yeah, but I don’t plan on making the trip north anytime soon. That’s no problem thanks to the Holiday Inn Express Mackinaw City webcam! What about what’s happening on Holland’s historic Windmill Island at present? There are several cameras offering city views across the Holland region with some, like the one on Windmill Island, even allowing you to control them yourself!
If you’re someone who enjoys winter sports, you can check local ski conditions with Michigan’s ten ski resort cameras. You can see live ski resorts such as Boyne Mountain, Pine Knob, and Crystal Mountain, to name a few. I’ll be honest, I’ve been watching these cams for longer than I’d like to admit. It was amazing to see with my own eyes places I had only heard of like Frankenmuth, Charlevoix and Drummond Island. Now that I’m back in Michigan, I can’t wait to start exploring these places once the weather warms up, but for now these webcams are the next best thing!
Fair warning: if you start watching ships come in on the Port Huron webcam, you absolutely must will be wasting hours of your day. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Don’t Call Yourself a Yooper Unless You’ve Been to These Places in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
It can almost be considered an entirely different state, while encompassing everything beautiful about Michigan. There are places that are truly breathtaking, and if you’ve never planned a trip to the Upper Peninsula, make sure you’re comfortable with long drives.