Moon Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Second Edition, June 2012
Pages: 312

Price: $17.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612381367

Price: $9.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612382647

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
  • Echoes of the Edmund Fitzgerald
  • Mush! Dogsledding up the U.P.
  • Weekend Getaway: Mackinac Island and Beyond
  • Shipwreck Dives
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 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

Although Paul Vachon was born and raised in the Detroit area, he’s always been aware of the fact that Michigan consists of two peninsulas—different in many ways but both integral parts of the Great Lake State. His first introduction to the Upper Peninsula was as a youngster, when his family took a motor trip around Lake Superior. A few years later, while attending a summer camp near Gaylord, he enjoyed trips to Mackinac Island; and as an adult, he’s frequently visited the Upper Peninsula as a tourist.

Vachon published his first book, Forgotten Detroit, in June of 2009. He recently completed his second book, South Oakland County, which is part of Arcadia Publishing’s “Then and Now” series. In between work on his books, Vachon has contributed to publications including Miller-McCune Online, Preservation Online, and The Oakland Press, a local newspaper. He also released the iPhone app Destination Detroit in 2010, a comprehensive tourist guide to the Detroit area.