Your guide to 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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6 Valentine's Day Date Ideas in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

With only a few weeks left until the day dedicated to lovers, you may be scrambling for a unique idea unlike years before. If that’s the case, look no further! We have a peninsula full of romantic opportunities and unique adventures waiting for you and yours. Plan your Valentine’s Day dates with…

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9 Must-Visit Winter Waterfalls in Michigan's U.P.

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is home to over 300 waterfalls and it becomes the ultimate winter wonderland November through March. These roaring waterways become massive, silent ice sculptures in the wintertime that you have to see to believe. There’s something so serene about the natural beauty of a…

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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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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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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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Winter U.P. Sports: Watch surfing on our Great Lakes

While other regions of the country may boast year-round surfing, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula adds a twist to the sport. Frigid waters, crazy currents, and, oh yeah, did we mention surfers go out during the winter? Great Lakes surfing has picked up in recent years as visitors flock to our region to…

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