We asked and you delivered -- a stellar lineup of photos of the Upper Midwest. Check out these winning moments from Travel Channel viewers in our inaugural "Take Your Best Shot" collection.
This isn't just any wilderness area. The 'Porkies,' as Michigan's Porcupine Mountains Wildnerness State Park is known, is one of the Midwest's few remaining large wilderness areas.
Jammin' is hard work. A couple relaxes in between shows at the Rothbury Festival, a 4-day jam band music festival in Rothbury, MI. Note the really clean woodlands; festival organizers aim for a zero-waste event.
With 72 state parks and recreation areas, covering about 4 million acres, one thing's clear: Minnesota takes nature seriously. (That's not even counting the state's national forests, either.)
Hanging out with Sally Brown and Linus van Pelt of <i>Peanuts</i>, in downtown St. Paul's Landmark Park. The famed cartoon strip was the brainchild of St. Paul's native son, Charles Schulz.
Located along the Lake Michigan coast, Sheboygan, WI, includes many prime fishing locations like this marina.
How's this for a dramatic sunset? With an elevation of 1,941 feet, Rib Mountain, from Lake Wausau, WI, provides a stunning view of the countryside.
Completed in 1905, the opulent interior of the Minnesota State Capitol speaks to the "American Renaissance," the era of classical elegance at the 20th century's start.
It's not far down to paradise. Sailing takes you away ... to Lake Mendota near Madison, WI.
Wisconsin is a land of many lakes, rivers and dreamy waterfalls like this.
Tranquil, huh? Autumn in a park near Grand Rapids, MI.
Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake. Here, a view from Larsmont Cottages, a Minnesota resort near Two Harbors, MN.
The Wisconsin State Capitol has stood in the heart of downtown Madison since the early 1900s. It boasts the only granite dome in the United States.
The shimmering waters of Lake Mendota, near Madison, WI, make for reflective (and picture-worthy!) sunsets.
Nature and civilization strike just the right balance in this stunning shot of a pond near Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee.
Sturgeon Bay, WI, may only have 1 movie theater, but who cares when you have sunsets like these?
Travel to Spring Green, WI, to visit the sprawling 600-acre estate of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The estate, known as Taliesin, was named for an ancient Welsh poet.