Adventures in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Unusual and Interesting Things to do in the U.P. Wilderness
and Guided Trips in the Upper Peninsula of
Adventure Vacation Packages. All inclusive packages for fun in the Munising area. Guided paddling tour at the Pictured Rocks, stay at Paddlers Village, eat at the Duck Pond Eatery and Beer Garden, take a dinner cruise, plus much more. Packages available. Phone: 906-228-5447.
Alger Underwater Diving Preserve, Munising, Michigan
ATV Rentals in the Upper Peninsula
AuTrain River Canoe and Kayak Rentals. Rent canoes and kayaks for paddling on AuTrain Lake and the AuTrain River. Enjoy a leisurely paddle or tackle AuTrain Lake and then relax on the river. Livery service. Curley's Canoes, N7163 Forest Lake Road, AuTrain, MI 49806. Contact Mike at 906-892-8367.
AuTrain River Canoe Trips at Northwoods Resort. Paddle the AuTrain River or AuTrain Lake. Scenic Trips through the Hiawatha National Forest. See wildlife, enjoy the birds, or just relax. Trips from 1 to 6 hours. Livery Service.
Birding at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, watch the massive spring and fall migrations of thousands of raptors, waterfowl, owls and songbirds to and from Canada. Many of the birds rest up and eat before they fly north over Lake Superior. Perfect time to catch the great photograph or add to your life list.
Caledonia Native Copper Mine Rock and Mineral Collecting near Ontonagon, Michigan for the rock collector or geologist. Collect samples of copper, silver, datolite, calcite, epodote, quartz, as well as a range of micro-minerals in your private ore pile. Advanced reservation only Evergreen Explorations. Phone: 517-518-4742
Copper Country Snowmobile, ATV, & WaveRunner Rentals is located 10 miles north of Houghton and Hancock at the Trailside Lodge Motel. We are located directly off trail #17 in Calumet so you can ride from the door. Copper Country Rental. 57900 US Highway 41, Calumet, MI 49913. Phone: 906-337-9905.
Cross Country Ski Trails in the Upper Peninsula.
Cruise the Pictured Rocks, Munising, Michigan 49862, Phone 906/387-2379. Take a 2 1/2-3 hour cruise along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Discover the wonders of the Pictured Rocks from your cruise boat on Lake Superior. Cruises from Memorial Day to mid-October. Cruises leave from Munising City Pier.
Cruises on Lake Superior leaving from Lac La Belle in the Keweenaw, Marquette, or Munising, Michigan
Dan's Recreation Sales and Service: Snowmobile Rental, Hancock, Michigan. Phone (906) 482-6227. Direct access to local trails. Clothing and Accessories. Renting new Polaris sleds. Dan's carries pre-owned Snowmobiles, ATV's, Ranger Utility Vehicles, and Victory Motorcycles. Parts and Service. Clothing and Accessories.
DeTour Reef Light Tours. The DeTour Reef Light is located at the mouth of the St. Mary's River in Lake Huron in the far eastern Upper Peninsula.
Fish and Hunt Shop, Box 219, Curtis, MI 49820. Phone: 1-906-586-9531. Rentals of Ski-Doo snowmobiles, boats, motors, jet skis, and ATVs. Several rental locations in the Eastern Upper Peninsula.
GarLyn Zoological Park, 6 miles east of Naubinway only 40 minutes from the Mackinac Bridge on US 2. See Live Cougar, Bear, Wolf, River Otter, Camel, Reindeer and more. View the animals up close as they come to the front of their habitats to see you. Natural setting. Gift Shop. Kids love it !!! Fun and Educational !!!
Ghost Towns of the Keweenaw Peninsula, from the Copper Mining Age, late 1800's and early 1900's.
Grand Island Sunset Dinner Cruise Around Grand Island in Christmas, Michigan. See cliffs, waterfalls, caves, lighthouses, amazing arches, and wildlife as you cruise around Grand Island on the Uncle Ducky cataraman. Meet at 5pm at the Duck Pond Eatery next to Paddlers Village for dinner and the cruise. E7974 W HWY M-28, Christmas, MI. Phone: 906-387-1695
Grand Island Shipwreck Tours in the Glass Bottomed Boat.or View 3 turn-of-the-century shipwrecks in Munising Harbor. See the Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse and the beautiful rock formations on Grand Island. 1204 Commercial St, Munising, MI 49862 (1-906-387-4477)
Grand Island Snowmobile Rentals, Inc., Munising MI 49862. Phone: 906-387-2772. Ski Doo snowmobile rentals.
Grand Island A perfect spot for wilderness camping, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, skiing and snowmobiling.
Headwaters Polaris: Rentals, Sales, Service in Watersmeet is your headquarters for Polaris Snowmobiles, ATVs, and Ranger Utility Vehicles, new and used. Rentals of Snowmobiles & ATVs. Authorized Polaris dealer with a large Parts Department & factory trained and certified Service Department for most brands of machines. Clothing and accessories. Headwaters Polaris, N4705 Highway 45, Watersmeet, MI 49969. Phone for reservations: 906-358-8888.
Horse Resort, bring your own horse to Kenbuck Resort, 14844 LL Road, Wetmore, MI 49895. Phone (906) 573-2237 for reservations. Kenbuck is a sportsman's resort with 5 clean housekeeping cabins deep in the Hiawatha National Forest. 100 lakes within 10 miles of the cabins, outstanding hunting, real snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. Bring your horse for a very different vacation. Close to the Pine Marten Run, 18 miles south of Munising. Pets welcome.
Houghton PowerSports is your headquarters for new and pre-owned boats, outboard motors, off-road Vehicles, snowmobiles, and trailers. Certified service, parts, and accessories. Large rental fleet for year round fun including snowmobiles, ATV's. UTV's jet skis, fishing boats, pontoon boats, and trailers. Phone: 906-483-4831. Located just west of Highway 26 at 1550 Brickyard Lane, Houghton MI 49931
Iron Mountain Powersports, a full service dealer offering a large rental fleet of boats, ATV's, and snowmobiles.1804 N. Stephenson Ave. (Hwy US-2), Iron Mountain, MI 49801. Phone: 906-779-1771
Keweenaw Adventure Company in Copper Harbor has just what you need for a fun time in this outstanding area of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Sea Kayak, Canoe, and Mountain Bike Rentals, Outfitting, Guided Biking, Hiking, and Kayak Tours, and Shuttle Service. Copper Harbor has a world class mountain bike trail system as well as the exciting waters of Lake Superior for sea kayaking, including trips to Isle Royale. Winter snowshoe rentals and guided tours. Keweenaw Adventure Company, 155 Gratiot Street (U.S. 41), Copper Harbor, MI. 49918. Phone: 906-289-4303
Kingston Plains Photos. Great Spring Off-Trail Riding.
Lake Superior Cruises leaving from Munising, Michigan
M & M PowerSports in Hancock offers Sales, Service, Gear, and Rentals. Authorized dealer for Yahama, Arctic Cat, Suzuki ATV's & Motorcycles, Polar Craft Boats, Sweetwater Pontoons, Kymcousa Scooters, Porta Dock, and Porta Lifts. Rentals of single person sleds and 2-up sleds. Summer rentals of Pontoon Boats. Located just west of the Lift Bridge at 90 Navy Street, Hancock, MI 49930. Phone: 906-482-9990 to reserve your sled.
Marquette Powersports, a full service dealer offering a large rental fleet of snowmobiles.
Mountain Biking in the Upper Peninsula, trails, races, events, wilderness rides, lodging and links.
Munising Snowmobile Rentals. Rental of new model Ski-Doo snowmobiles in Alger County, the Snowmobiling Capital of the Midwest. Heavy lake effect snow. Snowmobile in every direction. On the trail. E 10160 Highway M-28, Wetmore, MI 49895. Phone (906)-387-4300.
Nicolet National Forest, just 20 miles from Iron Mountain MI. Four seasons of recreation may be enjoyed in the Nicolet - hiking, camping, biking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, bird watching, horseback riding, berry picking, hunting, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. The Nicolet contains Whisker Lake Wilderness, over 7,500 acres of remote dedicated wilderness with walk in camping, fishing and canoeing. The Nicolet is not heavily used and offers a real opportunity to "get away from it all".
Northwoods Adventures Whitewater rafting at Piers gorge and the Sturgeon River. Located at the corner of M-95 & US-2 on the north side of Iron Mountain. Several rafting trips daily. Experienced guides. All equipment provided. Northwoods Adventures Rafting Outfitter, N4017 US Highway 2, Iron Mountain, MI 40901. Phone: 906-563-545
Northwoods Resort Canoe, Kayak, and Boat Rentals Canoe and kayak rentals with livery service at Northwoods Resort, N7070 Forest Lake Road, 2 miles south of M-28 on H-03. Phone: 906-892-8114 or just stop by and we will get a trip all set up for you. Trips take from 3-5 hours on the gentle AuTrain River that meanders through the Hiawatha National Forest. Boat & motor rentals and pontoon boat rentals for AuTrain Lake. Go fishing or just enjoy a wonderful day on the water.
Outdoor Toys for Motor Sports and Silent Sports. Dealers for canoes, kayaks, water ski boats, fishing boats, pontoon boats, jet skis, trailers, ATV's, archery supplies, snowmobiles, snowshoes, dogsleds and fishing in Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Sales, Service, and Parts.
Paddlers Village, located on the shores of Lake Superior 3 miles west of Munising, offers rentals of 16’ & 20’ Yurts, Camping Cabins, and Platform Tents with electric lighting, Wi-Fi, and small refrigerators. The ideal spot for kayakers, canoeists, paddle boarders, hikers, and outdoor lovers. Showers, restrooms, grills, picnic tables, and fire rings. 1/3 mile of sandy beach is adjacent to the Village for all to enjoy. Reservations required. Paddlers Village. N7793 Scrooges Alley, Christmas, MI. Phone: 906-387-1695 or 906-228-544
Paradise Recreational Sports on Highway M-123 in downtown Paradise offers Ski-Doo Snowmobile and Bombardier/Can-Am ATV rentals. Clothing and helmet rental available. Snowmobile & ATV parts and factory-trained service. Convenience Store. Gas, diesel, and propane. Camping and hunting supplies. Trail Permits. Easy access for campers and trailers. Paradise Recreational Sports, 8165 N M-123, P.O. Box 324, Paradise, Michigan 48768. Phone: 906-492-3640
Pictured Rocks Cruises, P.O. Box 355,Munising, Michigan 49862, Phone 906/387-2379. Take a 2 1/2-3 hour cruise along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Discover the wonders of the Pictured Rocks from your cruise boat on Lake Superior. Sunset cruises. Open Memorial Day to Mid October. Cruises leave from Munising City Pier.
Pictured Rocks Guided Sea Kayak Tours, Munising, Michigan. Enjoy the stunning beauty of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore from the water. We offer a variety of guided sea kayak tours for all ages and experience levels. All kayaking gear included. Uncle Ducky Paddling Michigan Shop, 1331 West M-28, Munising MI 49855. Phone: 906-387-1695
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, between Munising and Grand Marais, Michigan.
Pontoon Boat Rentals, Munising MI. Seaberg Pontoon Rentals offers 10 Avalon pontoon boats for 3 hours, half day, or full day rental to use on Munising Bay and Lake Superior. Pontoon boats are safety inspected, wheelchair accessible, with a marine radio on all boats. Privacy chamber. Pets welcome. 1330 Commercial St, Munising, MI 49862. Phone 906-387-2685
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park 60,000 acre wilderness park. Camping, hiking, rustic cabins, backpacking. Winter offers downhill and cross-country skiing.
Quincy Mine Guided Underground and Surface Tours of the Historic Quincy Copper Mine, part of the Keweenaw National Historic Park. Tours include a Surface Only Tour, Surface Tour with Tram Ride, and the Full tour that includes a trip into the 7th level of the mine. Knowledgeable guides will take you back to the time when Copper was King. The Gift Shop is filled with books, rocks & minerals, shirts, and a wide variety of interesting items. The grounds are open to the public free of charge so stop by and visit this historic mine site. Quincy Mine Hoist Association, 49750 US Highway 41, Hancock MI 49930. Phone: 906-482-3101
Rafting: Whitewater Rafting on the Menominee River at Piers Gorge, just south of Iron Mountain, MI or the Peshtigo River near Crivitz. Wildman Adventure Resort, Northwoods Adventues, and Thornton's Rafting Resort.
Scuba Dive the Shipwrecks in the Alger Underwater Preserve. Shipwreck Dive Tours, Capt. Peter Lindquist, 1204 Commercial St., Munising, MI 49862. Phone (906) 387-4477. Dive the Bermuda, a 150 foot wooden schooner sunk in 1870, The Smith Moore, a wooden steam barge sunk in 1889, the Steven Selvick, a 70' tug intentionally sunk in 1996 and others.
Scuba dive the Steven M. Selvik in the Alger Underwater Preserve, Munising, MI.
Shipwreck Tours in the Glass Bottomed Boat. View 3 turn-of-the-century shipwrecks in Munising Bay. See the old Grand Island East Lighthouse and the beautiful rock formations on Grand Island. 2 hour tour. 1204 Commercial Street, Munising, MI. Phone: 906-387-4477
Ski Jumping at the Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Complex, Iron Mountain, Michigan. Giant Pine is one of the highest artificial ski jumps in the world. Every year ski jumpers from all over the world gather at Pine Mountain for Continental Cup Ski Jumping and to challenge the hill and try to break the North American Record. See the jump year-round to imagine the thrill of ski jumping and the awesome view from the top of the hill.
Ski Jumping North American Records set at Pine Mountain, Iron Mountain, Michigan. Since 1939 the U.S. ski jump distance record has been tied or changed hands 16 times at Pine Mountain, the king of american jumping hills.
Soo Locks, Watching the huge vessels pass through the locks at Sault Ste Marie, MI is a unique experience that cannot be seen anywhere else in the United States. There is an upper viewing area so you are able to look down on the vessels as they lock through or stand almost close enough to touch them. See and photograph the 1,000' lake freighters and the ocean-going vessels as they pass through the St. Mary's Canal.
Superior Odyssey Sailing Trip on Lake Superior, Marquette, MI. Superior Odyssey offers a 2 or 4 hour sailing adventure on majestic Lake Superior. TheHistoric 6 passenger, 58' Coaster II has sailed the oceans and offers a safe sail with a competent crew. Custom trips available for special events. Located at the Lower Harbor in Marquette. Phone: 906-361-3668
Thornton's Rafting Resort, Campground, and Cabins. Experience the most thrilling, challenging Whitewater Rafting in the Midwest on the Roaring Rapids section of the Peshtigo River, Piers Gorge on the Menominee River, or take a quiet scenic paddle on a calm section of the river. Rafting trips daily. Funyaks. Paintball Courses. Campground and cabins northwest of Crivitz. Cabins open year round. W12882 Parkway Road, Athelstane, WI 54104. Phone: 715-757-3311.
Timberline Sports, Snowmobile and ATV Rentals, Sales and Service, P.O. Box 185, (Highway M-28) Bergland, MI 49910. Phone: 906-575-3397 or Toll Free: 866-575-1114. Full service and parts department. Rental clothes, helmets, & maps.
The Toonerville Trolley, Soo Junction, MI. Phone 1-888-77-TRAIN or the Depot at 906-876-2311. Take the train and boat tour to Tahquamenon Falls or the Wilderness Train Ride. Just 50 miles from the Mackinac Bridge. Ride 5 1/2 miles to the Tahquamenon River. The Riverboat takes you on a 21 mile narrated cruise along the river to the rapids 1/2 mile above the Upper Tahquamenon Falls.
U. P. Rentals in Newberry, MI offers snowmobile rentals in several locations in the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. .
Upper Peninsula Underwater Diving Preserves: Shipwrecks, dive depths and artifacts
Whispering Pines Outpost N-4200 M-95, Iron Mountain, MI 49801, (1-906 774-1277)
Waterfalls in Alger County: The area around Munising in Alger County has delightful waterfalls for visitors to enjoy. Two waterfalls can be viewed from your car, others are a short stroll through the woods on an easy path, while a few require a serious hike into the woods.
Whitefish Point Underwater Diving Preserve offers deep-diving experiences in Lake Superior on a variety of shipwrecks in this 376 square mile area. If there is truly a graveyard of Lake Superior, it is the general area of Whitefish Point.
Wildman Adventure Resort, Whitewater rafting at Piers Gorge near Iron Mountain and the Peshtigo River near Crivitz. Snowmobile trail tours, high ropes courses, paintball, zipline, rock climbing & rappelling, mud obstacle course, and standup paddle board trips. Camping and cabins. Peshtigo River Outpost, N12080 Allison Lane, Athelstane, WI, 54104. Phone: 715-757-2938
WINERY: Threefold Vine Winery Wine made from grapes grown in the Upper Peninsula? Yes, right at the Threefold Vine Winery in Stephenson, Michigan. Our Tasting Room offers grape (from our vineyard) apple, honey, and various fruit wines. The Green family invites you to visit and sample our exciting new wines. The Tasting Room is located in the historic bank building at S232 Menominee Street, Stephenson, MI 49887, one block west of Highway US-41. Phone: 906-753-6000
The Woods Canoe and Kayak Rental for the Tahquamenon River is located 13 miles north of Newberry on Highway M-123. Short trips on the Tahquamenon River beginning near Newberry with shuttle service; daily and weekly rentals for nearby lakes and rivers; and delivery to nearby campgrounds. Family friendly trips with pets welcome. Phone: 906-203-7624.
Copyright 1997 by Vivian Wood, webmaster. All Rights Reserved. Except as permitted under the Copyright Act of 1976, as amended, this web site may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any manner. Unless authorized by the webmaster, reproduction of any picture, web page or pages on this website, www.exploringthenorth.com, for placement on the internet is a copyright infringement. All right, title and interest in and to the material on these web pages, the web site, in whole or in part, and in and to this url and the urls contained within, is the property of the webmaster. All website design, text, graphics, selection and arrangement thereof are the copyrighted works of Vivian Wood. Web site created on an Apple G-4