Michigan is truly a water Wonderland with 3126 miles of freshwater Shoreline on the Great Lakes. A trip to Michigan in March revealed no signs of water or Shoreline. Just a foreign frozen Arctic like landscape. For an entire week temperatures never went above 15° and with record snow bare ground was nowhere to be found except for the roads. I visited Grand Traverse Lighthouse in the summertime and it is such a beautiful place but in March it took on a whole new look. No children playing on the beach or splashing in the water just 3 to 4 feet of snow drifting against the mountains of ice rising 10 to 15 feet and in the distance maybe reach heights of 20 or 30 feet tall. Anyways nothing but snow and ice as far as the eye can see. I have never seen so much snow and ice on the Great Lakes. Not a footprint to be found except my own in this winter wonderland. Snowshoes were about the only way to get around. Along the way between Traverse City and the lighthouse were other photographic opportunities like the barns shown in this video. Michigan is a beautiful place to photograph even in the winter as well as the spring, summer and fall.
The Grand Traverse lighthouse is located 37 miles north of Traverse City Michigan. take Highway 22 S West Bayshore Dr. towards Sutton Bay and then past the town of Northport to the end of the road where you’ll find signs to the lighthouse.