Bordered by Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron, Michigan's Upper
Peninsula is known as an area of "5-Star Wilderness." A stunning 85%
of the land here is forested, and among the thousands of inland lakes,
rivers and streams, the Upper Peninsula holds over a hundred
waterfalls! One of these is the second largest water fall east of the
Mississippi: 50,000 gallons of water drop down the breathtaking Tahquamenon Falls every second. Scenic natural wilderness is truly this area's specialty.
Whatever your favorite outdoors activity is, this is the place to
it. Look for local wildlife and admire the scenery at Seney National
Wildlife Refuge. Canoe down the Manistique River, or explore over a
hundred miles of mountain bike trails. In the winter, the Upper
Peninsula is a great place to enjoy snow sports, from skiing and
snowboarding to snowshoeing and tubing. And keep your eyes open of the
glow of the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights.
Fishermen are welcome here. There are over a thousand miles of
trout streams in the Upper Peninsula, so there's plenty of space for
everyone. And in the wintertime, this is a great area for ice fishing,
The Upper Peninsula also has a rich history to explore. Hop
aboard a glass-bottomed boat to see three nineteenth-century shipwrecks
through the clear waters of Lake Superior. Learn about the culture of the Ojibwa Indians and the impact of colonial-era French missionaries.
Visit some of the Upper Peninsula's 40 lighthouses. Explore authentic
iron and copper mines, or talk with re-enactors at a nineteenth-century
Army post, Fort Wilkins.