Western Upper Peninsula Heritage Trail System

Uncover the stories of a region called the Western Upper Peninsula. Along the trails discover the stories, and the historic and cultural sites that are scattered throughout the natural geographic features of the landscape in the Western UP.

Quincy Mine Tours 
- Courtesy of MEDC/Travel Michigan 

From waterfalls and mountains to lighthouses and historic towns, the Western Upper Peninsula Heritage Trails share the fascinating stories and history of the Western UP. Tour underground mines and learn how these mines helped shape the nation. Walk along trails and see natural geographic features that were created over two billion years ago and are forever evolving. Visit museums and heritage centers to gain an understanding of the many inhabitants and cultures that make up this unique region.


Lake of the Clouds 
- Courtesy of Midwest Living