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Michigan Cherries in Bloom

June 1, 2011 | Posted by admin

Each spring, typically around the middle of May, the hills and valleys of northwest Michigan come alive with color as thousands of acres of cherry trees come into bloom. Cherry orchards blanket the Michigan landscape along the shore of Lake Michigan from the state’s border with Indiana north to the Mackinac bridge.

The density is highest along the bays and peninsulas that surround Traverse City, known by many as the “Cherry Capital of the World.” During blossom time the Grand Traverse region is a popular destination for sightseeing and photography.

If you’re lucky enough to be in northwest Michigan on sunny day while the brilliant white blossoms are on display, they’re a beautiful site to behold in contrast to the lush, green spring grasses and the clear, blue sky.

We were fortunate to have a couple of days like this at just the right time this year, so of course we grabbed our camera and headed out in search of beautiful blossoms. A few of our photos from Old Mission Peninsula and Leelanau County are below. Let us know what you think!

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Brownwood Acres uses Michigan-grown Montmorency Tart Cherries for all of our delicious Michigan Dried Cherries. Want to see more? View our Flickr gallery of images from the 2011 cherry blossom season. Do you have photos of this year’s blossoms? We would love to see them! Post a link in the comments or share them with us on our Facebook page.

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