Outdoors in the Central Upper Peninsula

Whether exploring by kayak in the warmer months or ice climbing in the winter, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore stands out as a destination where outdoor opportunities and pristine beauty abound. Yet, the entire central U.P. offers untouched wilderness and breathtaking natural phenomena broken only by the welcoming communities along the way.

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Feel the rush of winter by sledding down a snowy hill or hitting the slopes at one of the state’s 40+ ski areas that accommodate all skill levels. Then warm up in the city or seek out solitude in a cozy cabin—all while savoring the breathtaking beauty of Pure Michigan.