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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Wondrous Winter | Upper Peninsula Michigan


Eventually the iron-gray skies and gales of November blow in winter. The U.P. looks forward to snow (200 inches annually). The temperatures are comfortably cold, not bone-chilling. There are thousands of miles of groomed snowmobile trails, dozens of ski resorts and hundreds of miles of cross-country and snowshoe trails in the U.P. Where there is ice you’ll see fishing shanties, pond hockey and ice skating.

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If you enjoy extreme challenges try ice climbing, ice sailing and snow biking. Learn to race dogs from a musher. Hike to frozen waterfalls. Look for eagles and tundra swans. Curl up by a fire reading at one of our hotels or resorts. U.P. chefs will have comfort foods steaming on the stove and hot pasties waiting for you.