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Upper Peninsula Michigan Travel Guide
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.
One of the best fall color scenic vistas in the Upper Peninsula

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Top UP Winter Event, the
UP 200 Sled Dog Marathon

An Iditarod Qualifying Race
February 16 - 23, 2023.

See more Winter Activities:
Upper Peninsula Winter Event Calendar


Crossing the Border into the Upper Peninsula from Wisconsin and Ontario

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.

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 in the Upper Peninsula

Waterfalls in the UP
Among Upper Michigan's most impressive Waterfalls in the Western UP 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.

Other UP Attractions
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.

UP Lake Superior Circle Tour Maps

  • 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.

  • 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

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Upper Peninsula Michigan Travel
Western UP Directory

Western UP Road Map
Western UP Fall Color Tour
Black River Harbor Camping
Black River Fall Color
Black River Agates
Black River Waterfalls
Ironwood Michigan
Ironwood Campground
Little Girls Point Camping
Presque Isle Falls
Porcupine Mountains
Porcupine Mountains Camping
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
Old Victoria Restoration
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 Road Map
Yooper Museum
Marquette, MI
Marquette, MI Dining Reviews
Marquette Golf Courses
Marquette to Tahquamenon Falls
Munising, MI
Grand Marais, MI
Grand Marais Campground
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

More Special Places to Visit in the UP

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 & Holiday Acitivities Calendar -
UP Michigan South Shore Lake Superior

Winter Skiing & Snowshoeing
Porcupine Mountains

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Winter - Michigan UP
Winter - Wisconsin Winter - Minnesota
Winter - Sault Ste Marie.

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Winter Fun Porcupine Mountains
Ski & Snowshoe

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Best Upper Peninsula Campgrounds

Upper Tahquamenon FallsTahquamenon Falls State Park and Waterfalls.

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Munising and Pictured Rocks

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Upper Peninsula Fall Color Tour Map

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Tahquamenon Falls
State Park

Black River Harbor National Scenic Byway Waterfalls
Black River Scenic Byway

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Pictured Rocks Cruises

Upper Tahquamenon Falls
Michigan Upper Peninsula Waterfalls

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Travel Information

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Lake Superior Circle Tour Road Map & Guide to Travel Attractions around Lake Superior.

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Superior Region
Snow Report

Best Rock Picking and Agate Hunting Beaches in the Upper Peninsula. grand marais beach and grand sable dunes

Identifying Lake Superior Agates and Beach Rocks.Lake Superior Agate?

bentleyville tour of lights
See Duluth's amazing Christmas Holiday Lights Village.

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Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory

Lake Superior Circle Tour Route.

Manabezho Falls
Presque Isle River Waterfalls

Rock On Agate Festival

Porcupine Mountains Lake of the CloudsPorcupine Mountains State Park was voted #2 Best State Park in the U.S.

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Scenic Byway - Fall Color.


Lake Superior Golf Course Reviews
See our Reviews of Michigan Upper Peninsula Golf Courses around Lake Superior.