UP - Eastern Region
Where history and nature collide.
With hidden lakes, coursing waterfalls and a rich history, time takes on new meaning in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula.
Home to Michigan’s oldest city, Sault Ste. Marie, the Eastern UP offers engaging historic and cultural attractions, including the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Fort de Baude Museum in St. Ignace, the River of History Museum and Soo Locks, and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point. The rich stories told in the region span from the days of Upper Peninsula’s native populations to modern day shipping on the Great Lakes.
Explore diverse islands, kayaking among the 36 islands of the Les Cheneaux Islands, discovering 13 unique ecosystems on Drummond Island or stepping back in time on Mackinac Island, where cars are prohibited and time stands still. Visit the 50 foot drop of Tahquamenon Falls, the largest waterfall in the Midwest or sample a fresh catch from Lake Superior at one of countless local fish houses in the region. A timeless adventure awaits in the Eastern UP.