February 3, 2017

8 Beautiful Cemeteries In Michigan That Are Anything But Creepy

Let’s be honest: there’s something fun and intriguing about exploring the reportedly haunted cemeteries around our state. But it’s easy to forget that many of Michigan’s cemeteries are truly gorgeous — and it’s time we gave some attention to these peaceful, well-kept locations. Here are eight cemeteries in the Great Lakes State that will amaze you with their beauty.
1. Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park South (3941 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo)

This lovely Kalamazoo cemetery is full of green grass and trees that maintain their lovely appearance with every season. It’s a great place for a walk and its well-maintained grounds are simply stunning.

2. Woodlawn Cemetery (19975 Woodward Ave, Detroit)

This historic Detroit cemetery feels like something from another world. Its first burial took place in 1896, and it’s been a beautiful final resting spot for many Detroiters in the decades since.

3. Oak Hill Cemetery (1101 S Washington St; Owosso)

4. Elmwood Cemetery (1200 Elmwood Street, Detroit)

This stunning cemetery in Detroit is the oldest continuously operating cemetery in the state of Michigan. If that’s not reason enough to visit, let its gorgeous natural surroundings draw you in.

5. St. Ann’s Cemetery (Mackinac Island)

This cemetery on Michigan’s most famous island is hauntingly beautiful. Step inside if you’re looking to experience a taste of history among the island’s natural charm.

6. Holy Sepulchre (25800 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield)

This Roman Catholic cemetery in Southfield is a vast, peaceful final resting place for hundreds of departed Michigan residents. A sense of calm will overcome you when you step inside its gates.

7. Blythefield Memory Gardens (6200 Brewer Ave NE, Belmont)

With its 40 acres of rolling greenery and lush trees throughout, Blythefield is a truly unique cemetery. The gardens also feature small waterfalls, statues, and flowers throughout.

8. Greenwood Cemetery (105 Greenwood Street, Petoskey)

This stunning Traverse City cemetery overlooks Little Traverse Bay. The views from Greenwood will leave you feeling both peaceful and in awe of Michigan’s natural ambiance.