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Ultimate Summer Bucket List for Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Michigan's Upper Peninsula (U.P.) is much bigger than many first-timers imagine and it helps to know where to go and what to do. Even seasoned travelers to this treasure trove of adventures are glad to have fresh ideas of what to do on their next summer visit. This guide is your ticket to a summer…

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10 Unique Roadside Attractions

Explore the Unique and Quirky Side of Michigan's Upper Peninsula Embark on a thrilling journey in a land brimming with breathtaking natural beauty, wildlife and centuries-old cultures. But besides the U.P.’s popular destinations, it is a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind and often quirky places. Get…

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12 Best Ideas for a “No Snow” Vacation in the U.P.

It happens rarely. The nation’s No. 1 Destination for Snow doesn’t so much as have a dusting of white flakes for weeks. If these no-snow days fall during your planned getaway to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, don’t stay home! You can pack hours with fun, relaxation and some of the best memories ever in…

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Tour Ice Caves in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Michigan's Upper Peninsula is known for its year-round beauty but in the winter months its snowy landscapes rank No. 1 in the U.S.A. One of the most unique and breathtaking experiences in the U.P. is touring its ice caves. These natural formations near Lake Superior let you enter a magical world of…

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Plan a Trip Around These Winter Events in Michigan's U.P.

While things often slow down in the winter, much of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula activity ramps up! Snow season means snowmobiling, skiing, ice climbing, sled dog racing, pond hockey and a ton of other niche activities. In addition, you can still visit some of our indoor experiences and enjoy the…

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Best Snowboarding Spots in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

It’s no surprise that snowboarding is a popular sport in the Upper Peninsula — after all, the upper part of Michigan gets some of the best snow conditions each winter, with over 200 inches of fresh powder reported in certain areas. In fact, snowboarding was first developed in Muskegon, Michigan…

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6 Easily Accessible Winter Scenic Sites

You’ve heard the stories. Yes, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan does indeed get a whole lot of snow between December and March. However, we happen to have some of the best snow plowing crews in the world. This means your scenic stops are still possible come wintertime. So, hop in that car of yours…

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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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The U.P.'s Top 6 Scenic Winter Drives

A good ol’ fashioned drive IS the best way to experience the U.P.’s scenery. But one season that you may not have considered for a leisurely cruise (but should) is winter. This time of year transforms the already beautiful Upper Peninsula into a magical land that few places can match. Couple that…

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