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Adventures in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Unusual and Interesting Things to do in the U.P. Wilderness

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Tours and Guided Trips in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Fishing and hunting packages, mountain biking trips, canoeing trips on isolated rivers, Horseback riding, scuba diving trips to the Lake Superior shipwrecks, Copper rock and mineral collecting, Kayaking Lake Superior & inland lakes, charter fishing, dog sledding rides,
snowmobiling, ATVing, and more.

Snowmobiling in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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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 from the South Bridge to the North Bridge (Doucette Bridge) 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.

Bjorkman's Sleigh Rides, Saddle Horse Trail Rides, Stagecoach and Covered Wagon Trips. W5994 Chapman Rd., off Hwy 8, Niagara, Wl. Phone: 715-251-4408. Just a few miles south of Iron Mountain, MI. Choice of scenic trips. Horseback riding and lessons. Ride in a real stage coach through the woods or take a group out in the covered wagon for a picnic down by the river. Open year round, available for special events.

Boat, Canoe, Kayak, and WaveRunner Rentals

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

Camper Rentals: Pop-Up Campers for rent at Uncle Ducky Outdoors located 3 miles west of Munising. Campers sleep 4-6 people and contain a queen or double bed and a dinette bed.  Cooking and other camping gear available to rent. Enjoy camping at one of the several area campgrounds. E8073 West M-28, Christmas, MI 49862. Phone: 906-387-1695.

Campgrounds in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

* Charter Fishing on Lake Superior with Kimar's Charters. E3216 Highway M-28 at Shelter Bay, AuTrain, MI 49806. Phone: 906-892-8277. Located on the shores of Lake Superior, Kimar's Charters offers trolling, casting, and jigging trips on Lake Superior to the Shelter Bay Flats, the Big Reef, and Stannard Rock. Kimar's Resort features housekeeping cottages and a 3-bedroom mobile home. 300' sandy beach. Lots of room for your trailers. Boat ramp.
* Lake Superior Sport Fishing. Charter Fishing on Lake Superior with licensed Captain Reid DeRosie. Fish for a variety of fish or a trophy Lake Trout at Stannard Rock. Quality fishing gear provided. Fish the inland lakes early spring and fall. Sightseeing Trips and Sunset Cruises from Marquette Lower Harbor. Lake Superior Sport Fishing, Marquette, MI. Phone 906-360-1090
* Sand Point Charters, Keweenaw Peninsula, offers Charter Fishing, Lighthouse Cruises, and Scenic Tours on Lake Superior. Boats leave from Lac La Belle, 40 miles north of Houghton/Hancock for a wonderful day or ¬Ĺ day on the water. Fish for Lake Trout, Salmon, and a variety of fish, view the offshore lighthouses, or take a relaxing cruise along the beautiful shoreline of the Keweenaw Peninsula. ¬†Captain Brain Helminen has over 35 years of boating and fishing experience and the boats are DNR inspected and approved and equipped with essential fishing equipment and USCG approved safety gear. Phone 906-370-2257.
Cloverland Motorsports in Ironwood, MI offers rentals of ATVs, UTVs, & Snowmobiles. Authorized Polaris Dealer. Sales, Service, Parts, & Accessories. Located on Highway US-2, with access to ATV & snowmobile trails. Only 1 mile from Hurley in the heart of Big Snow Country in the western Upper Peninsula. Cloverland Mortorsports, 300 E. Cloverland Drive, Ironwood, MI 49938. Phone: (800) 932-1202 or (906) 932-1202.

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: 906-281-0567 or 906-281-0985. Call 906-337-9905 for reservations.

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, 40 Second Street, South Range, MI 49963. Phone (906) 482-6227 or (800) 858-869. Direct access to local trails. Clothing and Accessories. Renting new Polaris sleds. Call for reservations. 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.

Dogsled Rides at Triple Creek Kennels, E5372 Highway M-94, Munising, MI. Phone: 906-439-5242. Guided sled dog trips tailored to groups from 2 to 6 people. We also offer packages that include a dogsled trip, lodging and meals. The ultimate wilderness experience.

Dog sledding in the Upper Peninsula. What mushing is like and how to find an outfitter. Experience dogsledding adventures from 2 hours to 3 days

Family Fun Park in Escanaba is a wonderful spot for the whole family to try our fun activities.  Drive a Go-Kart on our banked track or cool off on a Kamikaze Bumper Boat ride in our pool plus much more. Lots of fun for everyone.  Located just 2 blocks from Highways US-2 & US-41. Family Fun Park, 2929 3rd Ave. North,  Escanaba, MI 49829. Phone: (906) 789-9386

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. Purchase grain to feed the camel, goats, llama, deer and even the bear! Natural setting. Gift Shop. Kids love it !!! Fun and Educational !!! P.O.Box 245

Ghost Towns of the Keweenaw Peninsula, from the Copper Mining Age, late 1800's and early 1900's.

Grand Island Shipwreck Tours in the Glass Bottomed Boat.or View 3 turn-of-the-century shipwrecks in Munising Harbor with Capt. Peter Lindquist. 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.

Grand Island: Photos of the Ice Caves and Ice Cliffs

Headwaters Polaris: Rentals, Sales, Service in Watersmeet is your headquarters for Polaris Snowmobiles, ATVs, and Ranger Utility Vehicles, new and used. Rentals of Polaris Snowmobiles & ATVs. We are an 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.

Horseback Riding at Heritage Hills. Enjoy a peaceful trail ride on a gentle horse through a variety of terrain: open fields, forests, and hills. Located in the wilderness area between Ishpeming and Negaunee, 15 miles west of Marquette. Open year round, weather permitting, for guided trail rides and hand-held horse or pony rides. Walk-ins welcome during the summer, reservations only during fall, winter and spring. Sleigh rides on various weekends. Phone: 906-361-8768

Horseback riding at Wildridge Riding Stables near Paradise, MI. Guided trail rides on beautiful wooded trails. All trail rides are led by one of our experienced trail guides. We have beautiful horses gentle enough for the whole family to enjoy. Maximum of 6 riders for each tour. Fun for the entire family all year round, but winter riding depends on the weather. Phone: 906-492-3213.

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. These secluded cabins are 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. We carry several lines and offer certified service, parts, and accessories. We have a large rental fleet for year round fun. Houghton Power Sports rents Snowmobiles, ATV's. UTV's Jet Skis, Fishing Boats, Pontoon Boats, and Trailers. Phone: 906-483-4831. Houghton Power sports is located just west of Highway 26 at 1550 Brickyard Lane, Houghton MI 49931


  • Guided Hunts for deer and bear for all hunting seasons from the Buck Sporting Lodge and Triple Creek Kennels, E-5372 Highway M-94, Munising, MI 49862. Phone: 906-439-5242. Centrally located southeast of Munising and south of AuTrain in the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest.
  • Hunting: Guided Bear Hunting Trips with Professional Fishing Guide, Barry Drews at Bear's Nine Pines Resort on Lake Gogebic in the western Upper Peninsula. Bear's Nine Pines Resort, N9426 State Hwy M-64, Marinesco, MI 49947 Phone: 906-842-3361

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


Very boastful was Iagoo;
Never heard he an adventure
But himself had met a greater;
Never any deed of daring
But himself had done a bolder;
Never any marvellous story
But himself could tell a stranger.
No one ever shot an arrow
Half so far and high as he had;
Ever caught so many fishes,
Ever killed so many reindeer,
Ever trapped so many beaver!
None had made so many journeys,
None had seen so many wonders,
As this wonderful Iagoo,
As this marvellous story-teller!
  • Song of Hiawatha, W.W. Longfellow



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