5 BEST Small Towns in Upper Peninsula Michigan

Copper Harbor

Nestled in the mountains and tucked away on the northern tip of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, Copper Harbor is an idyllic town where the views are incredible, and the atmosphere is restorative.


Newberry is the perfect stopping point if you are looking to head to Tahquamenon Falls, and it’s also home to Oswald’s Bear Ranch, which is a favorite, family-friendly attraction.

Crystal Falls

Throughout the community, you will find several inland lakes that are perfect for boating, fishing, and other water activities. Hunting is a treasured pastime in this area, and people of all ages find themselves hitting the trails in order to reach Chicagon Falls.

St. Ignace

While in St. Ignace, you can experience the rich, cultural heritage of the Native American tribes who have long called the Upper Peninsula home when you visit attractions such as the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and the Straits Cultural Center.


Paradise has a name that makes one think that they are heading to a tropical locale, where palm trees might dot the white sand beaches. Paradise Michigan, however, is quite the opposite — it’s a beautiful town that offers breathtaking views, but it’s situated on the daunting Shipwreck Coast of the Upper Peninsula.

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