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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    Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Voted Best Destination for Fall Foliage by USA Today readers

    USA TODAY announced its 10 Best Destinations for Fall Foliage just in time for the country’s hardwood forests to be drenched in hues of red, gold and orange. Receiving the most public votes was Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.).

    “Over the next few weeks, come see why the U.P. is the number one fall color destination in the U.S.A,” said Tom Nemacheck, executive director of the Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association. “Our 384 miles of forests from Drummond Island to Ironwood will take your breath away.”

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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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Awe-Inspiring Autumn | Upper Peninsula Michigan

Fall Lake

After Labor Day, summer eases into autumn. The cooler nights transform the U.P.’s green hardwood forests into fiery hues of topaz yellow, copper orange and ruby red. There are 10 color tours posted at www.UPtravel.com/fallcolor. Peak leaf viewing is mid September to mid October. Hiking, biking, kayaking and canoeing are great ways to see fall’s intense beauty. Even golf courses offer spectacular autumn vistas.

Fall Color Reports

Fall Color Routes

This is a great time to visit the U.P.’s more than 40 lighthouses. Bring your binoculars for better views of the thousands of songbirds, raptors and waterfowl winging their way south on ancient flight paths. The Garden and Stonington Peninsulas are great for seeing migrating monarch butterflies, too.

Anglers and hunters will thrill at bringing home fish, small and big game … and great stories. Others enjoy gathering up fresh produce and thimbleberry jams at roadside stands or raising glasses of Michigan-made wines and microbrews with friends.