Michigan is known for its lighthouses that stand on the shores of the Great Lakes but these snow-covered barns that stand sentinel over the fields are just as majestic.

Life on the farm can be busy, especially getting the Spring crop planted and bringing in the Fall harvest. Winter has a different pace and is often a  season for peace, reflection and quiet. Michigan Winter has a quiet all its own, especially under a blanket of snow. You can sense the serenity in these 28 Instagram photos culled from the hashtag "michiganbarns."


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Another beautiful Michigan barn...and just 5 minutes from my house❤#winterinmichigan #michiganbarns #romeomichigan

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Happy Monday! Barn photo for the week! #destinationbellaire #localbellaire #barn #michiganbarns #northernmichigan #barnsofnorthernmichigan #monday

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#michiganphotographer #barnphotography #michiganbarns

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#michiganweather #michiganbarns #winter

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A barn in the snow

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#mibarns #michiganbarns #barnporn

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Michigan snow ❄⛄#snow #snowy #snowstorm #winter #snowing #michiganbarns #weathered #winter #countrylife

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“Endurance” (Custer Barn in winter - Custer, MI) To me old barns convey a feeling of wisdom and endurance. Unfortunately they are slowly disappearing from the countryside as they are no longer economical for farmers to maintain. This one tilts heavily to its side. It seems it has not collapsed yet because it is leaning against his friend the tree. It will be sad when it is lost. This photo in B&W is still one of my all time favorite photos. I took it just before a snow storm hit which caused the whiteout conditions behind it. I have included another version in color as well. #barns #michiganbarns #greatlakesstate #thegreatlakesstate #puremichigan #puremittenpride #michigansun #michiganders #earthporn #earthpix #ig_photooftheday #ig_brilliant #natgeo #landscapephotography #bestphotolandscape🏔️#master_landscapes

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Sweet old barn #barns #michiganoutdoors #winter #hiking #michiganbarns #itsacolorphoto

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#barnstalker #michiganbarns #barnlovers #puremichigan #MichiganOutdoors #snow #winter #winterwonderland #barnsofinstagram

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First snow #nikonphotography #winterwonderland #michiganbarns #snow

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~Barn~ #michiganbarns #barnlovers #nofilter #barn

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See-through barn. M-115 Cadillac, MI #ilovebarns #ilovemichigan #michigan #michiganbarns #barns #barnporn #cadillac

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