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
Summer & Fall Events & Activities
Things to see & do You Might Enjoy
- June 21 - 23
PastyFest, Calumet - June 29
Art in the Park, Copper Harbor
- Aug 17 - 18th
Soo Locks Open House - June 28th
Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium
Grand Marais, July 17th - 21st
Porcupine Mountain Music Festival
Ontonagon, Aug 23 - 25th
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
The most impressive Western UP Waterfalls are 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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See a map of Michigan Scenic Fall Color Drives in the Western Upper Peninsula
Western UP Map
Eastern UP Map
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.
Waterfalls Around Lake Superior
North Shore Page 1:
Baraga Mi area Waterfalls
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Identifying Lake Superior Agates and Beach Rocks