5 Incredible Upper Peninsula Trails For Every Hiker

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The best hikes in the region call Michigan’s Upper Peninsula home, with impressive trails, breathtaking views — and sometimes challenging terrain. So how you do you experience these stunning trips if you’re not the most skilled hiker? Or how do you turn an average trail into a challenge if you’re already a pro? We’ve collected […]

Winter Camping in the UP

The Awesome Mitten - Winter Camping in the UP

This post was originally published on December 18th, 2012. It was originally written by Claire Moore, but has been updated by Vaughn Springer. Most Michiganders have acclimated to the occasionally extreme weather of Michigan’s winters. We’ve evolved into a resilient, adaptive species with an ever-growing taste for experimental outdoor recreation.  Winter camping has become a […]

5 Reasons Why Lake Superior Is The Best Great Lake

Satellite image of Lake Superior. Photo courtesy of NASA

My great grandma used to say there are many good lakes, but only one great lake–and it’s no surprise which one she thought was superior. Lakes Ontario and Erie are nice but not really part of our Michigan culture. Meanwhile, Huron is admirable but doesn’t offer as much in size and water quality. Lake Michigan […]

The Ultimate Upper Peninsula Road Trip Guide

Ultimate Guide to Roadtripping the UP

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is like no other place on earth. Sandwiched between three of the greatest lakes in the world, it’s filled with peaceful forests, magnificent waterfalls, ancient rock formations, quiet and cozy towns, and miles and miles of shoreline — making it the perfect setting for a one-of-a-kind road trip. Before you get started […]

5 Places You Must Go Stargazing In Michigan

5 Places You Must Go Stargazing in Michigan

Michigan is the best place to stargaze in the Eastern United States. Much of this is due to the vast openness of the Great Lakes and sparse populations in the north. Expanding metropolitan areas create light pollution. This blocks a majority of stars around populated areas. However, Northern Lower-Michigan and the Upper Peninsula are relatively unpopulated. Additionally, […]

Announcing Upper Peninsula Breweries – the Book!

Did you know that the Upper Peninsula has 13 breweries? Did you know that we should have at least 15 by the end of next year? Did you know that Nick, the brewer (and co-owner) from Ore Dock, once worked for the Wisconsin DNR and has a small herd of cats? Don’t feel bad. Up […]

Favorite Outdoor Places In Michigan – Moosejaw

Last week we did a fun little contest with Moosejaw where we asked you to tell us your favorite outdoor spot in Michigan. Below are some of your entries! “My favorite spot is sitting at the top of the log slide in Grand Marias looking right toward the pictured rocks lake shore, left toward the […]

Day 28: Claim Your Brick (and then have a beer) at Brickside Brewery

Jason Robinson has a dream. He wants to brew beer for a living. And the movement he started just a few weeks ago has quickly brought him closer to his dream. His movement has snowballed, resulting in over $20,000 in funding for his new venture, Brickside Brewery, slated to open in Copper Harbor, MI sometime […]