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 […]

The 11 Most Instagrammable Street Art Pieces in Michigan

11 Of The Most Instagramable Street Art Pieces In Michigan - The Awesome Mitten

Michigan may be more known for its natural beauty, but it also has its own array of incredible street art and murals created by local artists and painters. Some works are fully planned out murals while others are unique and traditional graffiti writing. Street art is igniting a spirit of creativity and adding color to Michigan’s cities. […]

12 Facts About The Soo Locks For Trolls And Other Novices

My Dad at the Soo Locks Circa 1982 | Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Calkins

So I have a confession to make… I am a lifelong Michigander, and I’ve never been to the Soo Locks or Upper Peninsula. Whew! That feels good to get off my chest. I’ve done plenty of trolling around the lower peninsula, but for some reason this troll never made it across the bridge as a […]

Spring into the Michigander Lifestyle: 30 Reasons to Visit the Mitten

Torch Lake

Spring is in the air, and we are able to get outdoors and enjoy the sights, smells, and air. Looking for something special to do? Why not spend it in Michigan to explore our great state? The diverse landscape, history, and culture of our awesome Mitten are so unique that we’d like to take time to […]

Leaving Sault Ste Marie Is Just As Beautiful As Staying

Tahquamenon Falls - #MittenTrip - Sault Ste Marie - The Awesome Mitten

As most Michigan #MittenTrip enthusiasts know, the way to travel is usually by highway. The standard drive from Sault Ste Marie to the base of Whitefish Point is by M-28. My agenda for exploring had this highway down as the one to take us all the adventurous places we wanted to go. However, following a […]

An Unexpected, Romantic #MittenTrip To Sault Ste Marie

Beach by Point Iroquois Lighthouse - #MittenTrip - Sault Ste Marie - The Awesome Mitten

To the unseasoned Michigan traveler, Sault Ste Marie may appear to be merely a family vacation spot rather than a romantic getaway. However, like many excursions in this fair state, it has the capacity to be the perfect date excursion for couples who are looking for fun, romance, and adventure (even on a budget). My […]

History And Adventure: What’s “UP” With A #MittenTrip To Sault Ste Marie?

Did you know that it takes freighters 18 hours to travel from the Mackinac Bridge to Marquette? From Sault Ste Marie, freighters can reach Casablanca, Morocco in a little under 14 days. That’s pretty impressive! Founded in 1668, Sault Ste Marie (“The Soo”) is the oldest city in Michigan and third oldest city in America […]

Fishing for Hunger in the UP

St. Mary’s River in in Sault Ste. Marie is famous for its spectacular display of walleye, salmon and whitefish, but on Saturday, June 14, it will be the setting for an event to fight hunger. Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is hosting Fishing for Hunger, a tournament to support hunger relief in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. All […]