Discovering the Tranquil Beauty of Lake Independence: A Hidden Gem Near Big Bay, MI

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula lies a hidden gem waiting to be explored: Lake Independence. Tucked away near the quaint town of Big Bay, this pristine body of water offers visitors a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With its crystal-clear waters, lush forests, and abundance of outdoor activities, Lake Independence beckons …

Hiking Hogback Mountain: A Challenge Worth Taking

If you’re looking for a hike that will test your stamina, reward you with stunning views, and make you feel like you’ve conquered a mini-mountain, then Hogback Mountain in Marquette, Michigan is the perfect destination for you. Hogback Mountain is one of the southernmost peaks in the remote Huron Mountain Range, and rises 600 feet above the surrounding terrain. It’s …

Sugarloaf Mountain

Located near Marquette, Sugarloaf Mountain is the most popular of three beautiful overlooks in the area.  It is a 470 foot peak of granite that allows hikers scenic views of the Lake Superior shoreline, the city of Marquette, and gorgeous views inland.  It is located about six miles northwest of Marquette along County Road 550 which eventually leads you to Big …

Dead River Falls

Located near Marquette, Michigan, the Dead River drops for many miles until it reaches Lake Superior.  Along part of this half mile long stretch is a series of beautiful waterfalls known as Dead River Falls (bet you didn’t see that one coming!)  This is one of the best series of falls in all of Upper Michigan, rivaling other sections such …

Laughing Whitefish Falls

Laughing Whitefish Falls Scenic Site One of the tallest waterfalls in Upper Michigan, Laughing Whitefish Falls is a must-stop when you are in the Marquette or Munising areas.  Laughing Whitefish Falls is classified as a slide waterfall and drops a total of 100 feet.  It is located within Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park.  The falls are best visited in the spring …

Blackrocks Brewery

Blackrocks Brewery Founded in 2010, Blackrocks Brewery distributes their beer across the Upper Peninsula.  They also have a pub located in Marquette, Michigan.  Blackrocks Brewery is very involved in the local community and they feature live music most nights at their pub.  Stop in for a brew and to chat with the locals, or visit your Upper Michigan grocery store and …

Ore Dock Brewery

Ore Dock Brewery Description: People in the U.P. work hard, take great pride in what is produced locally and have answered the call in supporting and improving the local economy. The name “Ore Dock Brewing Company” was chosen because we see our local ore docks as grand and iconic reminders of Marquette and the U.P.’s past, present, and future identity. …