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.