I recently spent a week in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.) and fell in love all over again.
It had been a few years since I had visited this region of the state and I loved going back. The U.P. has an abundance of nature. Drive along Hwy 2 and you’ll follow the Lake Michigan shoreline for a lot of miles.
There are a number of places to pull off the side of the road so you can dip your toes in the lake.
Go to the northern part of the U.P. and drive along Lake Superior to hunt for agates and other pretty rocks.
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a unique character all on its own.
Locals are called Yoopers and pasties and whitefish are the traditional foods.
Of all the places I have visited around the U.S. I’ve never found any place that compares to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
There are so many reasons to visit the Upper Peninsula, but here are my favorite 30 reasons to pack your bags, gas up the car and hit the road.
30 Reasons to visit Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
1. Pasties–a handheld culinary delight.
3. Haunted lighthouses<<—-LOVE!!
4. Dog Sledding
5. Northern LIghts
7. Presque Isle
8. Isle Royale
10. Spot a Moose
11. Soo Locks
12. Mackinac Island
13. Castle Rock
15. Tallest ski jump
16. Pond hockey
18. Swim in 3 of the 5 Great Lakes
20. Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.
21. Kitch-iti-kipi–Palms Brooks State Park
22. Seney National Wildlife Refuge
24. Lakenenland Sculpture Park
26. Hike the Porkies/Lake in the Clouds
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29. Fall color
30. Ice climbing
What is your favorite reason to visit the Upper Peninsula?
Have I convinced you to visit?
To learn more about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula click over to www.UPTravel.com
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Sommer @greenmom says
We love the U.P. and pasties, beef jerky and wild life. The views are amazing. Great list!