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Whitewater rafting in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

We’ve all seen the suspenseful climax of an action-packed movie when the protagonist is paddling down a river and suddenly sees the ferocious whitewater churning ahead of them. Just when you are rooting for them to escape the fall, they tumble over the edge and down the cliff — and survive. Watching…

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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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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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The best golf courses in the Upper Peninsula: Central region

Play 26 courses in the Central U.P. alone! Whether you are giving golf a try this year, like a pro’s challenge of a long sand shot from a fairway bunker or fall at a skill level in between, the Upper Peninsula is a fun place to play. Here in the Central U.P. you and your golfing companions can…

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with U.P. Heroes

As you close out celebrating Women’s History Month, we want to shine the spotlight on the impressive accomplishments of our own famous females from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. While there are many to name, this year, we’re putting faces to our own Rosie the Riveters of the World War eras. Fly girls…

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Devour sweet Michigan maple syrup from the U.P.

Get your flapjacks ready. The season of fresh Michigan maple syrup begins each spring, when the days start warming and the nights stay cold, and the sap flows in our sugar maples. Hardy individuals continue the centuries-old skill of tapping the trees, collecting the sap and boiling it down to…

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Celebrate the first day of spring Central U.P. style

The frigid, frozen elements of Winter are dissipating into the ground and air, and your senses are buzzing with excitement as the earth awakens. The gentle pulse of the earth hums under your feet, pushing its way up into your body in a whisper, as if saying: “Go…Seek…Explore.” The first day of…

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Spring break ideas to do with family and friends in the U.P.

Forget about going to the swampy and salty southern states this spring. Throw your swimsuits in your luggage and bring your family or friends to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to play Marco Polo in our hotel pools. We’ve got so many fun spring break ideas — you will have reasons left over to return this…

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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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Visit these Eastern U.P. winter-friendly destinations

You’ve heard the stories. Yes, Michigan's Upper Peninsula 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 during wintertime. So, hop in that car of yours, and…

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