Thrill Yourself with the Best Winter Activities in Michigan

All through the holidays, you probably heard the words, “walking in a winter wonderland” so much that you just hummed as you read them. But, have you ever truly experienced a winter wonderland? We have. And good news — there is so much more to do than just walking, although even that is fun, too…

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The Best Snowmobiling in Michigan

Michigan's Upper Peninsula is regularly voted as the best place to snowmobile in the country. There are 3,000+ miles of groomed trails through stunning scenery that take riders to frozen waterfalls, lighthouses and breathtaking vistas. Riders are likely to see whitetail deer, eagles, coyotes and a…

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Winter U.P. Sports: Watch surfing on our Great Lakes

While other regions of the country may boast year-round surfing, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula adds a twist to the sport. Frigid waters, crazy currents, and, oh yeah, did we mention surfers go out during the winter? Great Lakes surfing has picked up in recent years as visitors flock to our region to…

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8 Must-Visit Winter Waterfalls

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is home to over 300 waterfalls and it becomes the ultimate winter wonderland November through March. These roaring waterways become massive, silent ice sculptures in the wintertime that you have to see to believe. There’s something so serene about the natural beauty of a…

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Best Places to go for Christmas in Michigan's U.P.

With holiday and winter breaks right around the corner, we know some of our readers are starting to map out that time off. Are you looking for some fun recreation for the family? Hoping to catch some unique holiday happenings? Maybe you just want to extend the cheer of the season and visit a place…

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See the UP's Winter Wonders on a Go-Anywhere Fat Tire Bike

There is no better way to explore the awe-inspiring natural wonder of winter in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula than on a fat tire bike. Float across the snow-covered landscape and indulge in the freedom to go almost anywhere. Enjoy rarely seen views of the Great Lakes’ sparkling, ice-bejeweled…

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See Why Cross Country Skiers Call the UP Their Paradise

The winter beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is unmatched in the Midwest which makes it the ideal cross-country ski vacation destination. Step into your bindings and within minutes you can explore the vast tranquil wooded areas and sparkling ice-coated Great Lakes shorelines. Ski up next to…

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9 Ski Hills of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Offering some of the best conditions in the midwest, skiers and snowboarders will want to add Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to their list of travel destinations. The U.P. is home to nine downhill ski and snowboard areas, ranging from small-town slopes to adventure-packed resorts. Come UP for a visit…

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Winter Photo Tips from a Michigan Photographer

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is one of my favorite places for a winter photography vacation. I could easily spend weeks exploring the beautiful and highly varied ~1,700 miles of scenic sparkling Great Lakes shorelines, numerous frozen waterfalls and pristine forests blanketed in snow. A delightful…

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6 Kid Friendly Winter Escapes

Imagine how difficult it must be for your children to contain all of their youthful energy while being stuck inside the house this winter. In the Upper Peninsula, our kids don’t stop having fun outdoors this time of year. Instead, it ramps up because winter transforms the U.P.’s landscape into a…

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