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Upper Peninsula Michigan Travel
Water Falls, Hiking & Camping
South Shore Lake Superior Circle Tour

Lake of the Clouds Porcupine Mountains
Lake of the Clouds Overlook in Porcupine Mountains State Park, Michigan Upper Peninsula

Travelers along the Lake Superior Circle Tour coming from Wisconsin will enter the Michigan Upper Peninsula either at Hurley-Ironwood on US Highway 2 or through taking the longer but scenic route via Wisconsin Hwy 122. See Western UP Map.

Some Upper Peninsulta
Winter Events & Activities
Things to see & do You Might Enjoy

Marquette Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting
- December 4th
Michigan IceFest - Feb 5 - 8th
Marquette - Munising UP 200 Sled Dog Race
- Feb 12 - 16th


Most Popular Upper Peninsula Lake Superior communities
Houghton-Keweenaw Peninsula
Marquette Events
Munising Events
Sault Saint Marie

Fall Foliage Scenic Drives
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Also see - keyword search Upper Peninsula for recent updates on interesting things to see and do in the Upper Peninsula along Lake Superior.

Those coming from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario will go through its Michigan twin and then travel west towards Bay Mills and around Whitefish Bay. See Eastern UP Map.

Some Special Places to See

Among Upper Michigan's most impressive waterfalls as the Western UP Waterfalls on the Montreal, the Black, and the Presque Isle Rivers . . . all within 60 miles of one another. There's also some nice falls in the Baraga area. In the Eastern UP, the best falls are near Munising, in Pictured Rocks National Park, and Tahquamenon Falls near Whitefish Point.

Porcupine Mountain State Park is a recreational jewel not to be missed. It has thousands of acres of older growth woods, a gazzillion hiking trails, sparkling rivers, waterfalls, high peaks, scenic vistas, back country camping, a full service campground with RV amenities, and an informative visitor center.

Another must see area is Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park. Like the porkies it offers hiking, camping, beautiful scenery, and waterfalls. Also sand beaches and at its eastern end near Grand Marais, MI there are some top notch agate and rock hunting beaches.

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Fall Color & Tourismredtri See a map of Michigan Scenic Fall Color Drives in the Western Upper Peninsula

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Upper Peninsula Michigan Travel
Western UP Directory

Western UP Map
Western UP Fall Color Tour
Black River Harbor
Black River Fall Color
Presque Isle Falls
Porcupine Mountains
Porcupine Mountains Waterfalls
Porcupine Mountains - Winter
Porcupine Mountains - Fall Color
Porcupine Mountains - Lake of Clouds
Porcupine Mountains - Scenic Pictures
Porcupine Mountains - Hiking Backpacking
Houghton - Hancock
Copper Harbor
Keweenaw Peninsula Copper Harbor
Keweenaw Scenic Drives
Keweenaw Peninsula Fall Foliage
Baraga Area & Waterfalls
Western Waterfalls
Western UP Golf Courses
Michigan UP Winter Activities
Western UP Campgrounds

Upper Peninsula Michigan Travel
Eastern UP Directory

Eastern UP Map
Yooper Museum
Marquette, MI
Marquette, MI Dining
Marquette Golf Courses
Marquette to Tahquamenon Falls
Munising, MI
Pictured Rocks - Munising
Pictured Rocks - Grand Marais
Pictured Rocks Boat Tours
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point & Lighthouse
Iroquois Lighthouse
Sault Sainte Marie
Soo Locks
Eastern Waterfalls
Winter Activities
UP200 Sled Dog Race
Da Yooper Tourist Trap

Munising Area Camping
Grand Marais & Eastern UP Camping

Less well known but offering some nice hiking trails, scenic waterfalls, and a nice picnic ground is the Black River Harbor Scenic Byway.

The better known Keweenaw Peninsula offers picturesque villages, lighthouses, many miles of beaches, a scenic mountain top drive, and great views of Lake Superior.

Other popular UP attractions are lighthouses, the Seney Wildlife Refuge, and the Soo Locks. And we have to mention the Yooper Tourist Trap, an outrageous homage to "Yooper" culture a few miles west of Marquette, Michigan on US 41.

With many areas in the UP accumulating up to 200 inches of snow in a winter season, it is a popular winter recreation destination for downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.

Circle Tour Travel Planner
Fall Foliage Tour Map
Upper Peninsula Golf Courses

Waterfalls Around Lake Superior

Minnesota North Shore
Waterfall Directory

North Shore Page 1:
Gooseberry Falls - Gooseberry River
Split Rock Falls - Split Rock River
Beaver Falls - Beaver River

North Shore Page 2:
High Falls - Baptism River
2 Step Falls - Baptism River
Manitou Falls - Manitou River
Caribou Falls - Caribou River
Cross River Falls -Cross River
Temperance River Cascades

North Shore Page 3:
Cascades - Cascades River
Cascade Falls - Cascades River
Devil's Kettle Falls - Brule River
High Falls - Pigeon River

Michigan South Shore
Waterfall Directory

Western UP Waterfalls:
Rainbow Falls
Sandstone Falls
Potawatomi Falls
Gorge Falls
Conglomerate Falls
Manabezho Falls
Manido Falls
Nawadaha Falls
Black River Waterfalls in Color

Baraga Mi area Waterfalls
Canyon Falls
Silver River Falls
Slate River Falls

Marquette - Sault Ste. Marie:
Laughing Whitefish Falls
Munising Falls
Sable Falls
Upper Tahquamenon Falls
Lower Tahquamenon Falls

Wisconsin South Shore Waterfall Directory

Wisconsin Lake Superior Waterfalls:
Manitou Falls (big and little)
Amnicon Falls
Copper Falls
Morgan Falls
Potato Falls
Superior Falls
Saxon Falls
Potato Falls in Fall Color

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Winter - Michigan UP
Winter - Minnesota
Winter - Wisconsin
Winter - Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Bayfield Lake Superior Ice Caves
See the Fantastic Bayfield Lake Superior Ice Caves

UP 200 Dog Sled Race
UP 200 Sled Dog Marathon
Marquette, Michigan

Brockaway Mountain Fall Color By Ziming Zheng
Copper Harbor and Brockaway Mountain

rainbow falls - color tour
Black River Harbor
Scenic Byway - Fall Color

wagner falls - munising michigan
Munising and Pictured Rocks

Lake Superior Agate?Identifying Lake Superior Agates and Beach Rocks

Upper Tahquamenon Falls
Michigan Upper Peninsula Waterfalls

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Hotel, Motel Lodging
Ironwood, Marquette,
Houghton-Hancock, Michigan Upper Peninsula

lake superior circle tour map
Lake Superior Circle Tour Road Map & Guide to Travel Attractions around Lake Superior

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Porcupine Mountains - Great Scenery, Great Hiking

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Winter Sports in the Porkeis

Manabezho Falls
Presque Isle River Waterfalls

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Pictured Rocks Cruises

Wisconsin Outdoor Treasures
Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsulabook

Eric Hansen's guide to UP hiking is well respected in hiking circles. This guide includes profiles on some terrific off-the-beaten path hiking trails. [More info]

upper peninsula camping and campgrounds
Upper Peninsula Campgrounds

Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner

Lake Superior Golf Course Reviews

Reviews of Michigan Upper Peninsula Golf Courses around Lake Superior