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Michigan's Upper Peninsula

The Upper Peninsula

Water. Thundering, whisper-still, shallow, rushing, deep, mysterious and unsalted. It’s what lures you to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in the summer. It’s what refreshes your spirit. Emblazons your passions.
 
Get outside. The U.P.’s vast waters and wilderness land will turn an ordinary summer day extraordinary. Be mesmerized by over 300 waterfalls. Splash or sail on three Great Lakes. Hike, bike or ATV through forests to sun-dappled lakes and rivers teeming with wildlife. Play a round or two of championship golf or immerse yourself in a gaming experience.
 
Time-travel back centuries in historic towns and on ancient islands. Paddle beneath the magnificent Pictured Rocks or scuba dive to eery Lake Superior shipwrecks. Follow the U.P. shorelines to 40 historic lighthouses. Reel in scrappy walleye and salmon from big or small waters. Quench your thirst with handcrafted beers and star-gaze just about anywhere. Summer is spectacular in Michigan’s U.P.
 
Adventure and Recreation
Encountering nature face-to-face is a thrill in the U.P.  Hike, bike or ATV on trails to mountain peaks, along Great Lakes coasts and to breathtaking waterfalls.
Photo Courtesy @thehighfivetribe 
Lighthouses
The Upper Peninsula is home to more than 40 historic lighthouses along its Great Lakes coasts. Some of them still actively guide ships to shore; others are sentinels of the past.
Photo Courtesy @jimmytaylorphoto
Museums & Historic Sites
History is retold just about everywhere in the U.P. Our museums and historic sites let you enter into the fascinating stories that made us what we are today … and inspire our future
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Lakes and Beaches
From sunrise to sunset, our lakes and beaches beckon you to jump in, splash, sail, surf pounding waves, drop a fishing line, gather a pocket full of shiny stones or just sit.
Photo Courtesy @michigansightseeing
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
You will never tire of exploring these iconic “painted” rocks and the miles of dunes and sandy beaches. But nothing surpasses seeing the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore by kayak or boat! 
Photo Courtesy @romanthewilderness
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