A traveler crosses a footbridge to the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse.

Road Trip the Best of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Road trip the best of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The route outlined here will offer the most efficient way of limiting your driving time to segments of just a few hours while allowing you to take in as many attractions as possible.

Lakenenland Scultpure Park features entertaining "junkyard art" creations by sculptor Tom Lakenen.

Unique Michigan Destinations on the Upper Peninsula

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula boasts a subculture which celebrates the peculiar, the unexpected, and the just plain weird. The area is also home to a few natural oddities. Together, a visit to these weird and wonderful places can add spice to your Upper Peninsula sojourn.

Turquoise water at the shore at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Visiting Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan

Hugging the Lake Superior coastline for 42 miles, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is an archetypical example of our fascination with beautiful displays of nature. Join the generations of writers, artists, and photographers inspired by the colorful hues of its escarpments.

Tahquamenon river in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

8-Day Travel Itinerary: Camping in Michigan’s U.P.

If you have a more rustic spirit, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a truly quintessential camping destination. For the truly ambitious, going on a camping tour of the peninsula’s most inviting camping destinations is a creative and worthwhile alternative to the traditional one-site basecamp.

Canoers paddling through small rocky islands at Isle Royale National Parks.

Discover Isle Royale National Park

Stranded in the vast waters of Lake Superior, Isle Royale is perhaps the model of an ideal national park: wild, rugged, and remote. Aside from two small pockets of civilization on the southwest and east ends, the island is 210 pristine square miles of forested foot trails, rocky bluffs, quiet lakes, and wilderness campsites.

Each year the Upper Peninsula welcomes all visitors to a northern paradise.

Discover Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Welcome to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, sporting a rustic, even austere terrain, and a sparse population lending itself to peace and solitude. There are boundless opportunities for outdoor recreation, dozens of small towns steeped in European heritage, and for the more studious traveler, numerous museums and historical sites.

Moon Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

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 […]

View down at Lake Superior and another lake across a sea of trees.

The Huron Mountains in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

The Huron Mountains have plenty of wilderness open to the public—more than enough to go around for those who are fortunate and smart enough to explore this special place. Laura Martone covers a bit of the history of the area as well as how best to experience this area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.