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Best places for stargazing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Night owls, sightseers, late-night drivers and adventure seekers alike are called to discover the night. Believe us, you early birds and indoor enthusiasts will want to step out of your comfort zone and into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for this, too! The U.P. has a unique advantage when it comes to…

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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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Springs 8 Must-See Roaring Waterfalls

Hear them thunder in April and May. With hundreds of waterfalls to choose from in the Upper Peninsula, these eight are particularly stunning in mid-to-late April and early May when melting snow and ice, rainstorms and increased groundwater make them roar with gusto. Bridalveil Falls - Munising…

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5 Birdwatching Hot Spots in the UP

Catch a glimpse of some unique bird species while visiting the U.P. Centuries before vacationers flocked to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, birds began following migratory flight paths across this wilderness region. Nearly 400 distinct bird species have been spotted throughout the U.P., including such…

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