Brockway Mountain Drive

Located along the shoreline of Lake Superior near Copper Harbor, Brockway Mountain Drive is one of the most scenic stretches of road in the Midwest.  The ridge that the road runs along stands 720 feet above Lake Superior, 1,320 feet above sea level and is one of the highest scenic roadways above sea level in the US between the Rocky and Allegheny …

Keweenaw Historical Park

Keweenaw Historical Park The Keweenaw Historical Park records the history of copper mining in the Keweenaw Peninsula and preserves the numerous historic structures, landscapes, and other resources throughout the area.  The park has been designated as an established National Park since 1992 and is composed of two primary units, the Calumet Unit and the Quincy Unit, and 21 cooperating heritage sites that …

Grand Island Shipwrecks

Grand Island Shipwrecks Located off the coast of Lake Superior near Munising, Michigan, the Grand Island Shipwrecks make great spots for snorkeling, scuba diving, or glass bottom boat tours.  Lake Superior is infamous for its history of taking ships of varying sizes down to the depths.  The Pictured Rocks Lakeshore is no different.  30 different ships are known to have …

Mackinac Bridge

Mackinac Bridge As the link between lower and upper Michigan, the Mackinac Bridge is traveled by thousands of people each day.  It is also a highlight of not only the Upper Peninsula but the whole country.  If you do not drive across it on your way to the UP, make sure to visit and get a photo of this metal giant. This …

Adventure Mining Company

Adventure Mining Company A tour through the Adventure Copper Mine is a definite highlight when you come up to the UP.  The Adventure Mining Company provides a variety of tours that let you experience the history of Upper Michigan firsthand. Located in Ontonagon County at the base of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula, the Adventure Mine in Greenland, MI is …

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is located north of Paradise, Michigan along the coast of Lake Superior at the Whitefish Point Light Station.  This museum features the many famous shipwrecks that have happened across the Great Lakes.  The museum is currently maintained and operated by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum opened its …

Grand Sable Dunes

Grand Sable Dunes The Grand Sable Dunes are located north of Munising, Michigan off of scenic Highway 58.  They cover a 5 mile stretch of coast along Lake Superior in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  The massive dunes rise 300 feet above the water below.  These beautiful sand dunes are more than just a great spot for a photo opportunity. …

Copper Peak

Copper Peak Adventure Ride The Copper Peak Adventure Ride is one of the top highlights to visit in the Ironwood area and all of Upper Michigan. There is a chairlift that takes you 810 feet up onto the top of the hill (a 360 foot copper-bearing volcanic outcrop).  Then visitors take an exciting 18-story elevator ride to the main observation deck. If you …

Lake of the Clouds

Lake of the Clouds Description: Lake of the Clouds is one of the premier hiking spots in not only the Porcupine Mountains State Park, but in all of Michigan. Walk only a short distance over a beautiful trail that winds through the woods or take the ADA access trail to the escarpment and view the majesty of the Lake of the Clouds …

Pine Mountain Jump

Pine Mountain Jump The Pine Mountain Jump is one of the highest man-made ski jumps in the world.  It is located in Iron Mountain, Michigan and is one of the highlights to see in the area. It is part of the Kiwanis Ski Club and still hosts annual FIS Ski Jumping Continental Cup competitions.  Pine Mountain Jump has been open since 1937 …