From Sacred Ground to Tourist Destination: The Evolving Story of Grand Island

Welcome to Grand Island, Michigan, a place where history, natural beauty, and adventure converge. Nestled in Lake Superior, this once sacred ground has transformed into a remarkable tourist destination, captivating visitors from near and far. From pristine beaches to stunning hiking trails, Grand Island offers an array of attractions for every nature enthusiast and outdoor adventurer. As you embark on …

Lake of the Clouds

Top 5 Hikes in the Porcupine Mountains: Unforgettable Adventures Await

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a treasure trove for outdoor enthusiasts, and the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park stands out as a crown jewel. This vast wilderness area boasts a breathtaking landscape of towering cliffs, pristine lakes, cascading waterfalls, and ancient forests. Hikers of all abilities will find their perfect adventure here, with trails ranging from leisurely family-friendly strolls to challenging …

5 Captivating Waterfalls You Can’t Miss in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula This Spring

As the snow melts away and the landscape awakens with vibrant hues of green, spring in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula offers a breathtaking spectacle of nature’s beauty. One of the most mesmerizing features of this region is its majestic waterfalls, where cascading waters create a symphony of sights and sounds. From hidden gems nestled within dense forests to iconic falls accessible …

Exploring the Majestic Pictured Rocks: A Triad of Adventure in Munising, MI

Nestled along the pristine shores of Lake Superior, Munising, Michigan, is a treasure trove for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. At the heart of this natural wonderland lies the spectacular Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, a breathtaking tapestry of colorful sandstone cliffs, serene beaches, and cascading waterfalls. Exploring this natural marvel offers a myriad of unforgettable experiences, each offering a …

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 …

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 …