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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 half of Michigan gets some of the best snow conditions each winter with more than 200 inches of fresh powder reported in certain areas. In fact, snowboarding was first developed in Muskegon, Michigan…

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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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Book a fun winter getaway in the Upper Peninsula

Now’s the time to go outside and play in the snow! Goodbye couch! So long winter blues. Book a room now and head to one of America’s best-ever winter playgrounds — Michigan’s Upper Peninsula! You can easily pack several days with thrilling adventures, heartwarming gatherings, rollicking festivals…

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10 Free Things to Do this Winter in the Upper Peninsula

In the Upper Peninsula, winter is a glorious season! We love it and you will, too! There is snow, lots and lots of snow, jaw-droppingly beautiful curtains of sparkling ice, plates piled high with comfort foods, steaming cups of coffee and frosted mugs of craft beer, thousands of miles of trails 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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Holiday shopping in the Upper Peninsula

Are you having a hard time deciding what to get a friend or family member this holiday season? We’ve been there. Endlessly searching, “Gifts for someone who has everything,” hopeful that any path will present itself leading to a half-decent idea. Well, pause the hunt. Go holiday shopping in the…

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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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10 Places to Snowshoe in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Snowshoeing is one of the most relaxing ways to explore Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in the winter. It is a great form of low-impact aerobic exercise and perfect for young children to retirees. One of the best things about snowshoeing is the freedom that it affords you. You do not need a trail or…

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An Ice Fisherman's Tips for Angling in the U.P.

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a dream destination for ice fisherman. There are over 4,000 frozen inland lakes in addition to ice-covered bays on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. With so many locations for quality ice fishing, the opportunities are abundant for finding your ideal spot…

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