Upper Peninsula of Michigan
The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is famous for its beauty. With majestic waterfalls, scenic overlooks, and magnificent Lake Superior as its natural border, the Upper Peninsula is every person’s dream vacation spot! If you look at a map, you will see that the Upper Peninsula is a long piece of land, over 300 miles in length. It is about 30 percent of Michigan’s land mass but contains only 3 percent of its population. This provides the ideal setting to experience nature to its fullest.
For its outstanding beauty and peaceful atmosphere, the Upper Peninsula Michigan is known often as ‘God’s Country’. Residents of the UP are know as Yoopers (derived from UP-ers). They come from a vast cultural background including Finnish, Swedish, and Italian ancestries. This leads to a wonderful combination of exquisite dining and enjoyable association.
The largest cities in the Upper Peninsula include in order: Marquette, Sault Ste. Marie, Escanaba, Menominee, Houghton, and Iron Mountain. Other areas worth checking out are: Ironwood, St. Ignace, Watersmeet, Iron River, Newberry, Baraga, Ontonagon and Munising. Click on any of these links to view attractions nearby. Year-round recreation in Upper Peninsula Michigan include fishing, watersports, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing, hunting, hiking, camping, canoeing, biking, dining and just plain relaxing. No matter what you enjoy there is something for everyone! Why does everyone love the UP? Read the comment made by one of our viewers:
16,377 square miles.
1,700 miles of coastline.
One area code.
My kind of place.