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Michigan's Upper Peninsula

The Upper Peninsula

Michigan's Upper Peninsula presents attractions unmatched anywhere else.
Explore the depths of a mine, a shipwreck, climb to the top of a lighthouse, explore a colonial fort, and hear the roar of mighty waterfalls.
You will find exactly what your looking for, plus more options you didn't even know existed. You'll be amazed by all the things to do in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 
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They say the perfect resting heartbeat is 60 beats per minute – we couldn’t agree more, most of the time.
Drink our Craft
You'll taste some of the best award-winning craft beers and wines in the U.P. where we're home to our own fast-growing collection of skilled, and boldly adventurous brew and wine masters.
Al Wine Castle
Museums & Historic Sites
More than a hundred museums, historic sites and homes throughout the U.P. tell our centuries of fascinating stories and give inspiration for the future. Photo: Quincy Mines
Quincy Mines
Lakes and Beaches
Along the U.P.'s Great Lakes coasts you will find more than 40 lighthouses, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and miles of sandy beaches. 
Upper Peninsula Lakes and Beaches
Outdoor Recreation
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore features 15 miles of multicolored sandstone cliffs, 12 miles of sand beach and 5 square miles of sand dunes. Photo Courtesy: Colee Barbar
Pictured Rocks
Star Gazing & Northern Lights
Almost the entire 51,000 square miles of the Upper Peninsula offers front row seats to some of the most stellar shows on earth. Which is why the night sky is one of our biggest tourist attractions. Photo Courtesy: Smiles Beek
Stargazing & Northern Lights
Water Sports in the U.P.
Paddling in the Upper Peninsula isn't really a silent sport. You'll hear the thunder of waterfalls, rush of rapids, and the whisper of breezes as you ply our waters. Photo Courtesy: Val Gueorguiev
Kayaking Pictured Rocks