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10 Beautiful Places to Photograph in the Winter

The days may be short and chilly but the views are breathtaking. Grab your camera and check out our 10 most beautiful places to photograph this winter!

1. Camden, Maine

trees covered in snow

Light displays, skating, snow sports & more! Camden, Maine is a gorgeous winter destination. Camden Hill State Park is known for its gorgeous trails, snowshoeing, and of course picturesque views. Not to mention, the food is outstanding!

2. Charlevoix, Michigan

Charlevoix michigan lighthouse in winter

Winter in Charlevoix is absolutely breathtaking. With postcard-worthy winter scenes, you will have no shortage of beautiful imagery to capture.

3. Leavenworth, Washington

leavenworth, wa christmas time

Nothing screams winter like sleigh rides, reindeer farms, and a North Pole looking village. Head 2.5 hours east of Seatle to check out the most charming town filled cozy lodges, gingerbread style architecture, and winter activities. This magical town is a winter lovers dream.

4. Sitka, Alaska

sitka alaska in winter

Known for its snow-capped mountains and gorgeous scenery, Stika is a bucket list destination filled with tons to do and even more to photograph. Spend the day hiking, photographing wildlife, and checking out Mount Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano that is a must-see!

5. Whitefish, Montana

Landscape photographers, this one is for you. This gorgeous lakeside and mountain range is a perfect winter photo op. The picturesque natural settings make for some stunning images you won't want to miss!

6. Vail, Colorado

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This list wouldn't be complete without mentioning Vail. This gorgeous Colorado gem is an absolute winter dream. Modeled after European alpine villages the pedestrian-friendly streets are filled with restaurants, beautiful scenery, and quaint lodges sure to make for stunning images.

7. Ogden, Utah

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Grab a cup of hot cocoa and explore the downtown Christmas Village in Ogden, UT. Pictures of twinkling lights, a replica Polar Express train, and gorgeous mountain views will be sure to fill up your memory card.

8. Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

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Enjoy the breathtaking mountain views of Harpers Ferry! This quaint town full of beautiful architecture, museums, and trails is a must see this winter. Stay at a historic B&B

9. Fort Falls, Nebraska

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The stunning waters of Fort Falls, Nebraska are a sight to be seen in the winter. Once you've captured the beauty of the falls grab your macro lens and carefully capture the beauty of the icicles up close!

10. Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Badlands National Park

Grab your camera, lots of layers, and head out to South Dakota. With gorgeous rock formations, canyons, and an abundance of wildlife, Badlands National Park is full of gorgeous photo ops. Try photographing sunrise at Panorama Point, the Balanced Rock midday and, Sheep Mountain Table at dawn.

Where are you photographing this winter? If you make it to any of these magical winter wonderlands, tag us in your photos with the hashtag #nationsphotolab.

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