Find America's Best Lakes in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

The Upper Peninsula is the only land mass in the world with shores on three of the greatest freshwater lakes — Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Superior. Whether you’re a resident or an adventurous traveler, these three lakes are calling you to explore their wonders. Besides these Great Lakes, the…

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Take the best Memorial Day vacation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Summer unofficially starts Memorial Day Weekend in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Warmer temperatures return, hundreds of waterfalls roar at once and favorite outdoor activities bring adventurers back but in fewer numbers than in July and August. This means you can easily create a U.P. vacation…

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Experience the Best of Michigan's U.P. Without Breaking the Bank

Need a break away from your daily grind but only have a small travel budget? No worries. Come to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. There are many ways to immerse in the U.P.’s natural beauty, explore its fascinating history, thrill in outdoor adventures and celebrate with locals without spending wads of…

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The Restorative Wellness Of Silent Travel In the Upper Peninsula

In a tech-fueled world full of overstimulation, stress and social noise, it is no surprise one of the fastest-growing vacation trends is silent travel. We crave quiet and a break from the digital-driven routines. But finding it isn’t easy. Few places rival Michigan’s premier place for silent travel…

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The 35 Best Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula

There are so many choices of what to see and do in the U.P., planning a vacation can be daunting. To make it easier, we compiled this guide of the best things to do in the Upper Peninsula. But there are lots more ideas, so ask locals and other visitors for their recommendations while you are here…

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Birdwatching at Whitefish Point During the Spring & Fall Migrations

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is an ideal destination for birding. What makes this area so perfect for birdwatching is the changing seasons, variety of habitats, the extensive shoreline along three of the Great Lakes and the wealth of publicly accessible land. The area is so ideal that around 400…

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Morel Mushroom Hunting in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Morel mushroom hunting is a deliciously addictive and secretive springtime activity. May is morel month in Michigan, however, depending on the weather and location morels can be found in the Upper Peninsula anywhere from mid-April to mid-June. The trick is finding them. Morels seem to grow wherever…

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8 Must-See Roaring Waterfalls in the Spring

With hundreds of waterfalls to choose from in the Upper Peninsula, you can view them in varied conditions all year long. But if you’re looking for activity — the roaring sound that makes you raise your voice a few decibels so you can be heard, the mist splashing back on your face — then you need to…

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