Recreation and Attractions in the Upper Peninsula
Tours and Guided Trips in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Fishing and hunting packages, overnight trips into the wilderness, mountain biking trips, an underground copper mine tour, canoeing trips on isolated rivers, scuba diving trips to the Lake Superior shipwrecks, Mountain Biking tours, Sea Kayak trips, cruises, horseback trail rides, dog sledding rides, and more.
Alger County Snowmobiling (Munising, Christmas, Grand Marais, AuTrain)
Alger Underwater Diving Preserve, Dive the shipwrecks. Munising, Michigan
Alger Underwater Preserve, tour the shipwrecks in a glass bottom boat or scuba dive on the wrecks.
Al Quaal Recreation Area (map) for year round family fun. Al Quaal features hiking, mountain biking, trail running, and cross country ski trails as well as a picnic area, playground, tennis courts, and fishing in Teal Lake. There are 20K of groomed cross country ski trails ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced skiers.
Antique Snowmobile Show, Naubinway, MI
Annual Wild Blueberry Festival, Paradise, MI. Festival visitors will know that they are in "Paradise" when they taste the homemade blueberry pies and treats offered. Third full weekend in August with a Blueberry Brunch served Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Whitefish Township Community Center. Arts & Crafts Show and fun for the whole family.
Arctic Cat ATV Rentals in the Upper Peninsula in several locations in the Upper Peninsula. Renting Arctic Cat ATVs, Four Wheelers, Side by Side UTVs, and 2-Person ATVs. Fabulous riding in Michigan's great outdoors. Main Office at the corner of Highways M-28 & M-123 in Newberry, Michigan. Phone: 906-293-5515
"Art For All," Iron Mountain, MI Last Saturday in June. Annual Juried Art Show.
ATV Rentals in the Upper Peninsula:
AuTrain River Canoe Trips. 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. Shuttle Service.
Badwater Ski-Ters Water Ski Show, Vagabond Park, Menominee River, Spread Eagle, Wisconsin, 5 miles from Iron Mountain, Michigan. Shows from mid-June to Labor Day weekend. Watch our ladies ballet and swivel lines, strap doubles, amazing barefoot acts, trick skis, the all girls pyramid, and the jump team perform their amazing acts. Junior and Homer, our park rangers will entertain you with their antics and you will be thrilled with our amazing trick jumping. We are the 2009 National Show Team Jump Champions! Concession stand with fresh pop corn. Always Fun! Always
Baraga & L'Anse, MI Attractions and Recreation. Things to see and do in Baraga County. Enjoy the beauty of Keweenaw Bay and the Huron Mountains.
Bears Den, Mini-Golf and Go-Karts, Highway US 2, Spread Eagle, Wisconsin 54121. (715) 696-6166. Just 4 miles north of Iron Mountain, MI, 2 miles north of the bridge over the Menominee River (State Line).
Bears of the North, living and camping with the Northern Black Bear
Big Spring or Kitch-iti-Kipi, Michigan's largest spring. Named the "Mirror of Heaven" by the early Indians.
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.
Bishop Fredrick Baraga Shrine between Baraga and L'Anse, The Snowshoe Priest and Apostle of the Great Lakes. First Bishop of Upper Michigan.
Bjorkman's Horse Outings and Stage Lines offers Saddle Horse Trail Rides, Sleigh Rides, Stagecoach and Covered Wagon Trips. W5994 Chapman Rd., off Hwy 8, Niagara, Wl in northeastern Wisconsin. Phone: 715-251-4408. Just a few miles south of Iron Mountain. See the elk. 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. Fun trips for the entire family.
Bond Falls, a Michigan Scenic Site, is located on the Middle Branch of the Ontonagon River and is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula. A delightful place to visit! The falls drops in two sections as the river rushes through the forestland. Boardwalk with viewing platforms, picnic area, and a small store. 10 miles north of Watersmeet and just east of Highway US-45.
Bowling at Black Bear Lanes at Konteka in White Pine, MI. 12 miles north of Bergland and 6 miles south of Silver City. Open and league bownlin. Bar & Grill serves your favorite beverages, homemade pizza & subs, appetisers, and a variety of sandwiches. Perfect for the late night munchies.
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. They also have a cooking stove and refrigerator. Cooking and other camping gear available to rent. Enjoy camping at one of the several area campgrounds surrounded by the beauty of nature. E8073 West M-28, Christmas, MI 49862. Phone: 906-387-1695.
Campgrounds in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. State and National Forest Camogrounds, Private Campgrounds, and Township Parks.
Campgrounds in the Ottawa National Forest in the Western Upper Peninsula. Beautiful spacious wooded rustic campsites.
Collecting rocks and minerals in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Upper Peninsula is a spectacular place for rockhounds. More than 150 collectible rocks and minerals draw rockhounds from across the nation. Take one of these tours for a great collection of rocks and minerals
Copper Country Snowmobile, ATV, & WaveRunner Rentals is located 10 miles north of Houghton and Hancock. Snowmobile rentals include Castle brand jackets & bibs and HJC helmets with frost-free hot shields. Sled rental is for a 23-hour day so sleds can be kept overnight. Delivery available to Houghton/Hancock and surrounding area or ride from the door. Copper Country Rental, Calumet, MI 49913. Call 906-281-0567 for reservations.
Cornish Pumping Engine at the Iron Mining Museum, Kent Street, Iron Mountain MI, 49801. Phone 906-774-1086. The Cornish Pump was used to dewater the Chapin Iron Mine, considered one of the greatest iron mines in the world. The Cornish Pump was featured in the History Channel's Modern Marvels Series on the World's Biggest Machines. This is the largest steam-driven pumping engine in the United States. The huge Cornish Pump is a National Historic Site, National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark, and a Michigan Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
Cross-Country Ski Trails in the Upper Peninsula Mountain biking in the summer.
Cruise the Pictured Rocks, 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. Special Lighthouse cruises to East Harbor Lighthouse and Grand Island North Lighthouse (Old North Light). Cruises from Memorial Day to mid-October. Cruises leave from Munising City Pier.
Cruises on Lake Superior leaving from Marquette or Munising, Michigan
Dan's Recreation Snowmobile Rental, 40 Second Street, South Range, MI 49963. Phone (906) 482-6227 or (800) 858-4869. Located on Highway M-26 just outside of Houghton with direct access to all of the local trails. Rent Supersports, Trail RMK's, and the 2-up Trail Tourings. Serving Houghton, Hancock, the Keweenaw Peninsula and surrounding areas. ATV Rentals.
Deer Hunting. Guided hunts for deer and bear for all hunting seasons from the Buck Sporting Lodge, E-5372 Highway M-94, Munising, MI 49862. Phone: 906-493-5242. Centrally located southeast of Munising and south of AuTrain in the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest. Lodging available
Dive the 7 major shipwrecks in Munising Bay with Shipwreck Dive Tours, Capt. Peter Lindquist, 1204 Commercial St., Munising, MI 49862. Phone (906) 387-4477. Scuba 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.
Photo: Keweenaw Adventure Company
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