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 […]

Walk the Beach at Whitefish Point

Whitefish Point is one of those “end-of-the-earth” type places. Look at a map of the U.P. and to the north of Tahquamenon Falls State Park, you’ll see a shark fin-shaped point stretching toward Canada. That’s Whitefish Point. In fact, this is one of the few spots along the shore of Lake Superior where (on a […]

Crisp Point Lighthouse | Whitefish Point, Michigan

See the sign to the right that says “Lighthouse”? Signs like that mark the road all the way to Crisp Point Lighthouse from M-123. The Crisp Point Lighthouse is one of Michigan’s most remote lighthouses, but it’s also one of its most scenic. Situated a few miles west of Whitefish Point as the crow flies, […]

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 Upper Peninsula Road Trip – The Tahquamenon Scenic Byway

An Upper Peninsula Road Trip - The Tahquamenon Scenic Byway - The Awesome Mitten

Looking for an Upper Peninsula road trip option to get away from it all? The Tahquamenon Scenic Byway, M-123 in northern Michigan, offers that– natural beauty, scenic views, history- and a lot more. Beginning in Eckerman and ending in Newberry, both at M-28, unusually u-shaped, 63-mile highway will start in the eastern portions of the […]

7 Spectacular Upper Peninsula Views

Upper Peninsula Views - The Awesome Mitten

The U.P. is known for it’s scenic beauty. We all know this. What you may not know is where the best vantage points are to take in some of this beauty while you’re exploring our sixteen thousand square miles of rugged landscape. Let me help you find the best Upper Peninsula views! Copper Peak Way over […]

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

“The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down of the big lake they called “Gitche Gumee.” The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead when the skies of November turn gloomy. With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty, that good ship and true […]