Moon Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Third Edition, March 2015
Pages: 320

Price: $17.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612389868

Price: $11.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612389875

Born-and-raised Michigander Paul Vachon provides an insider’s view of the Upper Peninsula, from the delicious meat-filled pasties the area is famous for to the tremendous natural beauty on display there. To ensure that every traveler finds the trip suited to their individual needs, Vachon also offers carefully designed itineraries such as Best of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, History Comes to Light, and Following the Lake Superior Trail. Complete with details on enjoying the tranquility of Tahquamenon Falls, boating at Indian Lake State Park, and exploring Mackinac Island, Moon Michigan’s Upper Peninsula gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Enjoy the very best of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with these itineraries:
    • Best of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
    • Fall Colors
    • Echoes of the Edmund Fitzgerald
    • Mush! Dogsledding in the U.P.
    • Getaway to Mackinac Island and Beyond
    • Shipwreck Dives
    • Camping Out in the U.P.
Explore what Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

    • The Straits of Mackinac including Mackinac Island, St. Ignace, and Mackinaw City
    • Escanaba and the Lake Michigan Shore including St. Ignace to Manistique, Garden Peninsula, Escanaba and Vicinity, Menominee and Vicinity
    • The Superior Upland including Iron Mountain and Vicinity, Iron River and the Ottawa National Forest, Ironwood, Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon
    • Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale including Houghton, Hancock, and Vicinity, Copper Harbor and Vicinity, and Isle Royale
    • Marquette and the Lake Superior Shore including Marquette and Vicinity, Huron Mountains, Munising and Grand Island, Pictured Rocks and Grand Marais, Seney and Vicinity
    • Whitefish Bay to the Lake Huron Shore including Paradise and Vicinity, and Sault Ste. Marie

Lifelong Michigander Paul Vachon’s introduction to the Upper Peninsula came as a childhood trip to the fascinating Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie. From that point forward, he developed a love for travel in general, and for Michigan in particular. Over the years, Paul has visited virtually every corner of the Great Lakes State. One of his favorite pastimes is heading “up north” on I-75 to any of a myriad of Michigan destinations. Paul has also traveled extensively within and outside of the United States. His international destinations have included the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Guatemala, Denmark, Italy, Israel, and Egypt.

Paul began his writing career in 2008 and covers topics as diverse as travel, Detroit history, business, education, and green living. He is the author of three books on Detroit-area history: Forgotten Detroit, South Oakland County, and Legendary Locals of Detroit.

Paul lives with his wife, Sheryl, and their son, Evan, in Oak Park, a suburb of Detroit. You can learn more about Paul by visiting his website,