Michigan's Upper Peninsula

The Upper Peninsula

There's plenty to see and do across Michigan's Upper Peninsula as the summer slows down and the colors of autumn start peeping out.  
With the pristine shores of three Great Lakes and seven million acres of tree coverage exploding in reds, oranges, yellows, purples, browns and greens all throughout the U.P., there's no better destination for a fall getaway.
Whatever your biking style, the U.P. has the scenic byways, the varied terrain and thrilling races to create hours of outdoor adventures for you, your family and friends. Come to the U.P. and discover what is waiting for you here.
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Lighthouses
The Upper Peninsula is home to more than 40 lighthouses along its Great Lakes coasts ― some are still active while others give you a glimpse into the past.
Biking
The U.P.'s Copper Harbor Trails are designated a Silver Level Ride Center by the International Mountain Bicycling Association ― one of 10 trails in the world to earn this coveted ranking! 
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.  . 
Under The Radar Visits The UP
Lakes and Beaches
Lake effect is our unquenchable year-around passion for water and we have millions of gallons to share with you. Fresh. Unsalted. Our lakes and beaches are stunningly beautiful all four seasons. 
The Porkies
With one of the most photographed views, an overlook of the Big Carp River Valley and Lake of the Clouds, the U.P.'s Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park becomes even more stunning at the height of the fall color season.
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