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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    61st Annual Bridge Walk

    The 2018 Annual Bridge Walk will be on Labor Day, as in past years. Beyond that, many of the other details have changed. The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) has provided the details and a video explaining the procedures and options for this year’s event.

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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.
    Photo credit: Robert F Carter

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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

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.