30 Crazy Fun Reasons to visit Michigan's Upper Peninsula

30 Reasons to visit Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

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When I spend time in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.) I fall in love all over again.

It has 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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30 Reasons To Visit Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

1. Pasties–a handheld culinary delight.

2. Pictured Rocks

3. Haunted lighthouses<<—-LOVE!!

4. Dog Sledding

5. Northern Lights

6. Cudighi

Presque Isle

7. Presque Isle

8. Isle Royale

9. Agate hunting

10. Spot a Moose

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11. Soo Locks

Grand Hotel Mackinac Island

12. Mackinac Island

castle rock

13. Castle Rock

14. Whitefish

15. Tallest ski jump

16. Pond hockey

surfing lake superior

17. Surfing

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18. Swim in 3 of the 5 Great Lakes

19. Waterfalls

Sunrise over Mackinac Island

20. Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.

Palms Brook State Park

21. Kitch-iti-kipi–Palms Brook State Park

Seney National Wildlife Refuge

22. Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Murdick's Fudge

23. Fudge


24.  Lakenenland Sculpture Park

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25. Stargaze

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26. Hike the Porkies/Lake in the Clouds

27. Portage Lake Lift Bridge

28. Shipwrecks

U.P. Fall ColorPhoto from @TravelingCoachKim on Instagram. Follow her for more fabulous images.

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 check out Secret Upper Peninsula

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