Finding that Pure Michigan Sunrise Spot.

Dawn was fast approaching along the Lake Huron coastline in Michigan. I was out on the open road in the wee hours of the morning looking for a place to capture the sunrise over the waters of the second biggest Great Lake. Driving along Heritage Route U.S. 23 between Au Gres and Tawas City, I randomly spotted the Singing Bridge Public Access Point. With not a soul around, I parked, walked a few steps and below is what I saw.

Lake Huron, sunrise, Michigan

Lake Huron, sunrise, Michigan

Lake Huron, sunrise, Michigan

Lake Huron, sunrise, Michigan

Lake Huron, sunrise, Michigan

Lake Huron, sunrise, Michigan

Lake Huron, sunrise, Michigan

Lake Huron, sunrise, Michigan

Lake Huron, sunrise, Michigan

Lake Huron, sunrise, Michigan

I can now see why the Lake Huron coastline in this part of Michigan is known as the Sunrise Coast. Beautiful colors and scenes await those who live or travel along here every day. In fact, I went back to the same spot on another road trip to experience the romantic scenery all over again. ๐Ÿ™‚ Gotta love random finds!

Where have you captured a sunrise around home or in your travels that you’d like to go back to over-and-over again?

20 responses to “Finding that Pure Michigan Sunrise Spot.

  1. The Florida Hoosier

    Beautiful! I spent some time up there last month, but never had the opportunity to enjoy one of those sunrises. I’m more of a sunset kind of guy. They come later in the day.:)

    • Thank you Gary! Places along there like Tawas Bay you can catch a sunrise and sunset over water. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m an early riser so usually always up with the sun.

      • The Florida Hoosier

        My wife spent the summers at Long Lake when she was a kid, and her family was from Alpena before moving to Detroit. This was the first time she has been back in probably forty years.The visit meant a lot to her. We rented a cabin on Hubbard Lake.

      • Went right by Hubbard Lake the other day, nice area! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. The sun rising over Machu Picchu was absolutely breathtaking and worth the VERY early morning hike.

    • I can imagine. ๐Ÿ™‚ Still need to make it that way some day. The super early wake up call always so worth it to catch a sunrise!

  3. I slept on the beach once at Nordhouse Dunes and saw a cool sunrise, but the sun was not shining directly over the lake like on Huron, so it was not as beautiful. The colors were still amazing though.

  4. Beautiful! I was just in Kennebunkport, Maine and loved watching the sun set over a little fishing port. I just posted about it today. Swing by and check it out!

    I can’t forget about Capri, Italy though. Or Florence. Must I continue? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Very nice! ๐Ÿ™‚ No need to continue, too many beautiful places, too many sunsets/sunrises, too little time! Every place you visit brings more opportunity.

  5. It is hard to imagine a Great Lake until you have seen one. These photos really do justice to how big they are! Nice work! Superb photographs.

    • No doubt. Most people don’t realize how big they are. You feel like your along an ocean because you can’t see land on the other side. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. You were about 60 miles from my house…I love the sunrise side.

    • Me too! Hope to get back often to capture more sunrises. Love all the beautiful coastline, forest and small towns in the area. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. One of my favourite sunrises was in Colonia, Uruguay. Austin, TX is a close runner up too!

  8. bulbul mankani

    Pretty amazing! Loved the feet in shot.

  9. Very pretty, I especially like the sun reflected in the sand.

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