Be awed by our Beacons of History The U.P.’s Great Lakes coasts boasts more than 40 lighthouses, with a dozen open for public tours.
Hear the water roar....and whisper Over 300 falls are scattered across the U.P., ranging from under 5 feet to 48+ feet vertical drops.
Where water comes to play Chart your course through the crystal-clear waters that surround you.
Spirit Connection Cross the Straits....and stir your soul.
Road to Heaven The outdoors is our theater. Once you see our show, you'll never be the same.
Choose Your Passion for fun & adventure With 16,452 square miles to explore, the Upper Peninsula is one incredible four-season playground.
Hiking & Backpacking See so much more on foot.
Snowmobiling & Off-Roading It doesn't get any better than this. 3,000 miles of groomed trails and forest and shoreline scenery

Michigan's Upper Peninsula Calendar of Events

Winter, spring summer or fall - you are sure to find something to do in Michigan's Upper Peninsula!

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    Hear the Water Roar...and Whisper

    The U.P. is home to all but one of Michigan’s waterfalls. There are more than 300 falls scattered across the U.P., ranging in size from under 5 feet to 48+ feet vertical drops.
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    Some of the Finest Attractions in the Midwest

    Michigans Upper Peninsula presents attractions unmatched anywhere. You can explore the depths of a mine, a shipwreck, climb to the top of a lighthouse, explore a colonial fort, and hear the roar of mighty waterfalls. And that’s just for starters. Photo credit: LaMayn Photography

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Sensational Summer | Upper Peninsula Michigan

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Sand Castles on the Beach

 

Summer is the most popular time to visit the U.P. The weather is warm enough to enjoy the water, but not so unbearably hot that you hide in air-conditioned rooms. This is a season filled with family memories — destination weddings, anniversary celebrations and family reunions.

The U.P. is the one place on earth you have access to Lakes Huron, Michigan and Superior — for hours of fresh-water swimming, boating, fishing, shipwreck hunting and sun soaking. Comb the sandy beaches for semi-precious agates. Write or paint in an artist-in-residence cabin. Or choose to play, fish or float in hundreds of inland lakes.

Summer is also for exploring lovingly preserved historic sites and islands, hiking or biking miles of scenic trails, cliff jumping off Black Rocks, golfing, going to music festivals, boutique shopping and gallery hopping or telling spine-chilling stories around beach bonfires. At day’s end, plan to stop everything to watch the sun set in blazing glory.