There are so many great places to spend part of your summer in West Michigan. If you are taking pictures of these great spots it could earn you a trip to Mackinac Island.

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West Michigan in the Summer

There are plenty of options to have fun in the summer in West Michigan. If it's the beach you prefer there is P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, Grand Haven State Park, Muskegon State Park, and Holland State Park just to name a few.

For just about every beach in the region there is also camping, biking, hiking, hotels, restaurants, places to shop, and other activities for the kids within minutes of where you decide to vacation.

There are endless places for boating, jet skiing, kayaking, and paddle boarding, whether you have your own or there are plenty of places to rent what you need in the region as well.

Take Photos of Your Summer in West Michigan

Most families have a smartphone or camera nearby when having fun in the summer in West Michigan and taking lots of pictures. One of those photos could win your family a trip to Mackinac Island.

Where Can I Enter My Photos To Win A Trip to Mackinac Island?

The West Michigan Tourist Association just launched a photo contest that could earn you a Mackinac Island prize pack for 4 that includes:

  • 2 free nights stay at the Chippewa Hotel.
  • 4 Round-trip Ferry Tickets from Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry Company.
  • Lunch for 4 at Hotel Iroquois.
  • 4 Tickets to Fort Mackinac
  • 2 Free Bike Rentals from Grand Hotel

The photo contest covers West Michigan and the western side of the state all the way to the Upper Peninsula. You have until July 28, 2023, to enter your photo. Public voting will begin on August 1 with 50 photos to choose from. Winners will be announced on August 18. The winning photos will be featured in the West Michigan Carefree Travel Guide publication that will come out in early 2024. See all the prizes and enter your photo here.

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