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Snowmobiling in Michigan. Photo Courtesy of Midwest Living/Aaron PetersonMore Things to Do  

Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore
Books old, new and out of print crowd the shelves of this Munising shop. Grab a mug of custom roasted Great Lakes Coffee and browse through local jewelry, photography and other art. Enjoy live music on Wednesday and Saturday evenings (906/387-3008;

Lakenenland Sculpture Park
A stop at this free sculpture park on snowmobile trail 417 between Marquette and Munising surprises with 4,050 scrap metal sculptures, a roaring fire with visitors huddled about and hot cocoa in the trailside shelter (906/249-1132;

Marquette Mountain
Several runs, including 600-foot verticals, backcountry area and the appropriately named Free Fall Trail, cater to every level of skier and snowboarder. Attentive staff get first-timers down the slopes in no time (800/944-7663;

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Brownstone Inn
The roadside stone cottage provides a rarity in Au Train (12 miles west of Munising): An affordably delicious restaurant with variety. Opt for the Laughing Whitefish Salad or a juicy Brownstone Burger for lunch. Step it up at dinner with a bacon-wrapped tenderloin or chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese, cream cheese honey ham, sundried tomatoes and basil (906/892-8332;

Casa Calabria
Cheesy lobster ravioli and traditional Gorgonzola salad topped with tenderloin give this Marquette restaurant the rights to their title: best Italian in Marquette County. Order up dishes family-style or choose a pizza or sandwich from the extensive menu (906/228-5012;

Sydneys Restaurant
Aboriginal stencil designs, boomerangs and Aussie memorabilia bring a little bit of Australia to Munising. Stop in for the dinner buffet brimming with chicken, ribs, whitefish, soup and salad (906/387-4067;

Shanty Creek Resort. Photo Courtesy of Midwest Living/Todd ZawistowskiMore Places to Stay 

Holiday Inn
The panoramic views of Munising Bay, Grand Island and Pictured Rocks from these rooms are hard to beat. Conveniently located off of Highway M-28 and snowmobile trail 417, this Munising hotel offers an indoor pool, complimentary breakfast and sled rentals (906/387-4800;

The Landmark Inn
This Inn has history as the crown jewel of Marquette, but its nostalgic atmosphere is not short of modern amenities such as high speed internet, cable television and access to Northern Michigan University's fitness center with a pool, saunas and indoor climbing wall (906/228-2580;

Superior Motel
Pine touches and North Woods decor create a homey retreat in Munising. The friendly staff is welcoming and helpful with plenty of maps and brochures on hand for travelers. Take a piece of the UP home with souvenirs from the on-site gift shop (906/387-1600;