An Ultimate Silent Sports Weekend

 

The bar area of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in Copper Harbor Michigan in winter.

Keweenaw Mountain Lodge

Aaron Peterson, a Michigan Travel Ideas contributing photographer, revels in the snow by enjoying a day of cross country skiing in Michigan along with other fun winter activities at Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, open for its winter season the second time in more than 75 years.

The Keweenaw Peninsula has always had a magnetic pull on me. Even though I’ve lived in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for 10 years, whenever a long weekend rolls around my thoughts swing north like a compass needle to that 50-mile spine of land slicing into Lake Superior. Once north of Houghton, it seems as if every mile up the Keweenaw takes you further back in time to a lost vacation kingdom. The faded former mining towns get smaller. The tree-lined roads get narrower. The snow gets deeper.

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High-Flying Adventure

Thanks to Hannah Ettema for sharing the story of her trip through the treetops at Boyne Mountain Resort!

Flying is a thrill few of us have the privilege to experience. Last weekend I was lucky enough to fly through the trees of Boyne Mountain Resort.

The previous day, my family had attended a wedding at Castle Farms and was staying at a condo at Boyne Mountain. My parents, 17 year old brother, and my aunt visiting from out of state decided to go on the zipline adventure with me. Continue reading

In Michigan’s UP…the UP Stands for Unbelievable Packages

Three Golf courses, two time zones and one Casino Resort equals one of Pure Michigan’s most unique and value based golf get-away packages.  Here are the course names: Sweetgrass, Greywalls and Timberstone. Three of the most aptly named courses in Michigan and together they have teamed up to turn the Marquette area into a must play golf destination.

It’s a Michigan Upper Peninsula trifecta that has people travelling from Detroit to Green Bay, Wisconsin to take advantage of these nationally awarded courses that just happen to be located within a triangle inside the Hiawatha National Forest. Continue reading