Hiking | Northern Michigan

10:14 AM

I've been spending my time in Northern Michigan this summer, working at a bookstore. On my days off, I go hiking at all the national trails. In the mornings I usually take a hike in my grandparents backyard which, yes, has a trail.

Hiking has rapidly become my favorite form of exercise. I'll be sad when I go home and there aren't any trails around.

Why I love it:
1. The scenery is beautiful.
2. It's good for thinking/reflection.
3. It brings me closer to God.
4. I sweat, but don't feel like dying (unlike running).
5. I don't get tired of it.
6. It's peaceful.

I wanted to share some of my hiking photos with you. I hope you enjoy!







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34 comments

  1. Oh, the green, the green! These photos are so beautiful, and that last one -- wow! Laughed a little at your little jab at running there, hahaha. I haven't been hiking in a while, and this post makes me want to go real bad!

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  2. Oh my god! The view is amazing and so are the photos! We don't have anything like it here, so for my exercises I actually have to go running (where I feel like as dying too) haha.

    I really want to go hiking now.

    Tina

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  3. This looks so beautiful! I'm glad you are enjoying your summer! xx

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  4. Beautiful shots of nature and defo a good place to hike and have a quite stroll with your significant other. :)

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  5. Absolutely beautiful scenery!! Great photos.
    Xoxo

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  6. This photos inspired me a lot, thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  7. I would totally go hiking if I could see views like these.. Stunning xx

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  8. Oh my gosh, Northern Michigan is so green! It's been a while since I've seen places so green due to the drought in California. Hiking is definitely way better than running!

    Angelina Is

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  9. What a beautiful way to spend the summer! This place looks like an enchanted forest it's stunning!

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  10. That greenery is gorgeous, I love how tall and skinny the trees are.
    Have a great Monday gem!
    MUCH LOVE KAREN
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  11. Wow, is this actually what you see? The photos are stunning.

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  12. ok so number four is extremely important to me in any exercise haha. i like going places like you would on a jog, but i hate that feeling of looming death. i'll have to try hiking! i usually just walk around my town. and my town is beautiful (so it's still a super nice walk), but nothing like these photos! i need to find myself some nature! man this post is so inspiring

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  13. wow nature is so captivating. hiking is one of my favorite exercises as well. there's so much beauty about it, and it's essential to just get out in nature and have that alone time with God &with yourself. thanks for sharing, Brooke! :) xo

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  14. Amazing pictures as always! I would so much like to visit one day, it looks so pretty and peaceful!!
    Have a great day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose’s Rooftop

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  15. This view is absolutely gorgeous! What I would give to see that in person! Your blog always makes me happy :)

    Syd
    The Style Roll

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  16. lovely pictures, I wish I could go see these places

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    xx
    Tyana
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  17. Hi sweetie, very nice shoots so relaxing! thanks for sharing.
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  18. This is so beautiful!!!! <3 Literally jealous! I feel like places with a lot of woodsy areas are the nicest place to live. Hiking through a beautiful trail like this is definitely on my bucket list. I hope you keep having a lot of fun :D Michigan seems great :)

    -Crystal
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  19. Oh wow, these views are insanely beautiful - as far as the eye can see! I adore how bold the shades of green are in this post, it's so refreshing :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

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  20. The scenery looks beautiful ! I'm glad you are having a wonderful break !

    <3,
    RGMENDOZA

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  21. These are absolutely gorgeous pictures, Brooke!! You're so lucky to be right by a beautiful forest - and it seems so nice and private! :)

    ~Lor @ lovelyandcozy.com

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  23. It looks so beautiful and serene. x
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  24. wow! Looks beautiful! <3 <3

    Bethany
    Kiss Me Darling
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  25. I love hiking too!!! I can see why you love these trails - they are beautiful, especially that view of the water.

    Erica
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  26. I hate running but like you, I enjoy hiking. The scenery is always such a treat to my eyes and wow, your pictures are stunning. What camera did you use?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  27. It looks like such a beautiful, calming place! The pictures of the scenery make me feel so peaceful <3

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  28. such a beautiful place to hike, Brooke! hope you have tons of fun :)

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  29. Aw these photos are so beautiful, hiking is such great exercise as well!

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  30. I love (the chill kind of) hiking as well! It's great to be surrounded by nature.

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  31. Definitely a beautiful scenery, gorgeous view of the ocean, makes any exercise fun.
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  32. I´ve been seeing photos of people hiking nonstop an I have to say it looks amazing! Loved the pictures!

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  33. Wow! The scenery is absolutely beautiful! I love hiking as well, and I love the fact that there are so many places close by to hike over here in the Pacific NW. But it looks like there are some amazing places to go hiking in Michigan as well! :)

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