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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, lighthouse tours,
scuba diving trips to the Lake Superior shipwrecks, dog sledding rides,
and more.

 

M&M Power Sports in Hancock, MI offers sales, service, and rentals. We offer Arctic Cat snowmobiles for rent. We are the authorized dealer for Yahama, Arctic Cat, Suzuki ATV's & Motorcycles, Polar Craft Boats, Sweetwater Pontoons, Kymcousa Scooters, Porta Dock and Porta Lift Sales and Service. Summer rentals of Pontoon Boats. Located just west of the Bridge at 90 Navy Street, Hancock, MI 49930. Phone: 906-482-9990 to reserve your sled.

Maasto Hiihto Cross Country Ski Trails in Houghton, MI. 6 different loops from easy to expert.

Mackinac Island: A wonderful vacation on Mackinac Island can be made through Vacations Made Easy, an online travel site that provides arrangements for lodging, activities, and attractions during your visit. Vacations Made Easy also offers vacations at the Wisconsin Dells and throughout the country. Phone 1-800-987-9852 or 417-823-0981 to speak with one of our experienced representatives

Manistique East Breakwater Light. This picturesque red lighthouse is on the end of the breakwater at the east end of the harbor where the Manistique River flows into Lake Michigan. It can be conveniently viewed from the Boardwalk or the Park near the Harbor and Marina.

Manistique River for Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, & Camping. Canoe the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Information and map of the Manistique River. The Manistique River is over 60 miles long and runs from Manistique Lake at Curtis to the town of Manistique with rustic campgrounds along the way. A wonderful way to view wildlife and unusual birds. and enjoy this wilderness area.

MARINA:

  • Barbeau, MI. Riverview Resort and Marina. 4 two-bedroom housekeeping cabins with freeWi-Fi. All cabins look out on the St. Mary's River with an excellent view of passing freighters. Located halfway between Sault Ste. Marie and DeTour Village at the north end of Munuscong Bay. Excellent fishing. Deepwater Marina with rental dock space, launch, travel boat lift, and a variety of services. 17999 S Scenic Drive, Barbeau, Michigan 49710. Phone 906-647-3033
  • New Listing: Fort Drummond Marine and Resort on Whitney Bay, Drummond Island, MI. Full Service Marina, Service and Parts Department, Dockage, and a General Store. Sales of boats, trailers, shore stations, plus pre-owned boats and motors. Pontoon, kayak, boat, and motor rentals.  The Resort offers 3 Rental Cabins, 2 Vacation Homes, one on a private island, and a Campground. There are 2 cabins for winter rental.  Ferry runs hourly from 6 am to 11pm year round with 2 night runs. Fort Drummond Marine and Resort on Whitney Bay, 36183 S. Whitney Bay Road, Drummond Island, MI 49726. Phone: 906-493-5359 or 906-493-5471
Maritime Museums:
Marquette Maritime Museum, 300 Lakeshore Boulevard. Marquette, MI 49855. Phone: 906-226-2006. The museum showcases the history of the areas shipping industry. Open the third week in May through October. Guided tours of the Marquette Lighthouse. Operational Fresnel Lens from Stannard Rock, one of the largest lenses used on the Great Lakes. Edmund Fitzgerals display. World War II Silent Service Memorial honoring USS DARTER and USS DACE crews. Gift shop with maritime books, CD's , videos, lighthouses, and nautical gifts.
 
Eagle Harbor Maritime Museum at the Eagle Harbor Light Station. Open mid June through mid October. Life boat from the Eagle Harbor Life Saving Station
 
Munising Coast Guard Station near the end of Sand Point Road in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has the 36' motor lifeboat, "Grand Marais" on display in the old boathouse.

Marquette Powersports is a full service dealer offering sales, certified service, parts, and rental machines in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Sales of boats, pontoons, motors, ATV's, UTV's, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. Large rental fleet of boats, ATV's, and snowmobiles. Delivery available. New Location at 241 U. S. 41 East, Negaunee, MI 49866. Phone: 906-228-4040

Michihistrigan Recreation Area. Campground with 47 modern & rustic campsites, 4 cabins, and the Farmhouse Restaurant. Showers & laundry facilities in the Community Building. Large Pavilion with a fireplace and grill. Open Year Round for snowmobiling. On the trails. 60 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge on US-2 in the Gould City-Curtis area. W17838 US-2, Gould City, MI 49838. Phone: 906-477-6220. Open under new management.

MINE TOURS

Quincy Mine Guided Underground and Surface Tours of the Historic Quincy Copper Mine, part of the Keweenaw National Historic Park. Tours of the Quincy Mine Site 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. Our 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

Morels, Hunting them in Upper Michigan. Where to find them and how to identify them.

Mountain Bike Rentals at Wild Rivers Adventures, Florence, WI. 10 miles west of Iron Mountain, MI

Mountain Biking in the Ottawa National Forest - The Ottawa National Forest in the western Upper Peninsula provides a wide variety of mountain biking opportunities ranging from well maintained and signed loops to more challenging cross country travel. Almost all of the entire forest is open to mountain bikes.

Mountain Biking in the Upper Peninsula, trails, races, events, rentals, wilderness rides, lodging and links

Mountain Biking in Western Marquette County By Ron Stenfors President of the Range Mountain Bike Club

Mount Bohemia All Inclusive Adventure Resort: Lodging in a Trailside Cabin at the base of the mountain, 3 meals, and all equipment supplied for one low price. Guided Kayak and Hiking Excursions, Sea Kayaks, Fishing Kayaks, Paddle Boards, and Mountain Bikes included. Activity Building. Wonderful trails on the mountain offer a spectacular view of the Keweenaw Peninsula and Lake Superior. Near the sandy Lake Superior beach. A wonderful way to enjoy this beautiful peninsula during the warm weather months. Lac La Belle Road, Lac La Belle, Michigan. Call for reservations at 231-420-5405. Amazing skiing with a 900' Vertical drop. 85 Runs. No Beginners! Expert downhill skiers and snowboarders only.

Munising Area Recreation and Attractions. Things to see and do while you are visiting Munising, AuTrain, Christmas, and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Munising Motors offers Arctic Cat ATV rentals and a wide selection of Powersports products including new Arctic Cat ATVs, snowmobiles, trailers, apparel, and accessories for your outdoor adventures. We carry pre-owned automobiles and recreational vehicles with a large selection of parts and a qualified service department. ATV Rentals of Arctic Cat ATVs and the fun Wildcat 2-person recreational vehicle. Call or visit us at Munising Motors, E-9051 East State Hwy M-28, Munising, MI 49862. Phone: 906-387-5060.

Nicolet National Forest in northeastern Wisconsin is 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 Resort Canoe, Kayak, and Boat Rentals. Canoe and kayak rentals for AuTrain Lake and the AuTrain River 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

Off-Roading north of Newberry in the Lake Superior State Forest. Ride the designated trails and back roads of Luce County.

Ontonagon County: Attractions and Recreation near Ontonagon MI. Things to see and do while you are visiting Ontonagon, Mass City, Greenland, Silver City, White Pine, and the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

Ontonagon Lighthouse. Open for tours Monday through Saturday at 11am, 2pm, & 4pm during the summer or by appointment. Stop by the Ontonagon Historical Museum to start your tour. The 39' lighthouse tower is open for climbing and offers a wonderful view of the area. The first lighthouse was built in 1851-52 and replaced by this cream brick building in 1866. Replaced in 1963 by the West Pier Light.

Ottawa National Forest in the Western Upper Peninsula.

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.

Outfitters: Grand Marais Outfitters.We offer just what you need for year round outdoor adventures in the Grand Marais area. We have camping and hiking supplies, fishing gear, backpacks, paddling supplies, clothing, plus much more. Pick up a book to read at the beach or something from our gift shop. Rentals of ATVs, sea kayaks, canoes, and snowshoes. N14277 Lake Avenue, Grand Marais, MI 49839. Phone: 906-494-3333

Paradise MI, Annual Wild Blueberry Festival, third full weekend in August, Eastern Upper Peninsula

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, between Munising and Grand Marais, Michigan. National Forest Service, P.O. Box 40, Munising, Ml 49862 (906 387-2607) Lodging for the western entrance to Pictured Rocks in Munising and the Hiawatha National Forest, AuTrain, and Christmas. Lodging for the eastern entrance in Grand Marais.

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. Special Lighthouse cruises to East Harbor Lighthouse and Grand Island North Lighthouse (Old North Light). Cruises from Memorial Day to Oct. 10. Cruises leave from Munising City Pier.

Pine Marten Run, 26 mile horse back riding and hiking trail. Briing your own horse and stay at the 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. 18 miles south of Munising.

Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Complex, Iron Mountain, Michigan. Continental Cup Jumping. Giant Pine is one of the highest artificial ski jumps in the world. The Current Hill Record was set at the Continental Cup Competition in 2006 by Stefan Kaiser with a jump of 468 feet. Every year in mid February, ski jumpers from all over the world gather at Pine Mountain to challenge the hill and try to break the North American Record. See the jump year-round to imagine the thrill of ski jumping.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park 60,000 acre wilderness park for 4 seasons sports. Lodging near the "Porkies" in Ontonagon, Silver City, Mass City, and Greenland.

Powersports of Iron Mountain and Marquette is a full service dealer offering sales, certified service, parts, and rental machines in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Sales of boats, pontoons, motors, ATV's, UTV's, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. Large rental fleet of boats, ATV's, and snowmobiles. Delivery available. Open Tuesday through Saturday. Iron Mountain Powersports, 1804 N Stephenson Ave, Iron Mountain, MI.49801. Phone: 906-779-1711. Marquette Powersports, 4250 U.S. 41 West Marquette MI 49855 Phone: 906-228-4040

Rafting at Piers Gorge, the Sturgeon River, and Horserace Rapids with Northwoods Adventures in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Located at the corner of M-95 & US-2 on the north side of Iron Mountain, Northwoods Adventures offers several rafting trips daily. Experienced rafting guides. All equipment provided. Call to schedule a thrilling ride down these exciting rapids. Northwoods Adventures Rafting Outfitter, N4017 US Highway 2, Iron Mountain, MI 40901. Phone: 906-563-5450

Rafting on the whitewaters of the Menominee River and the Peshtigo River in the southern Upper Peninsula and northeastern Wisconsin at Kosirs, Thorntons, and Wildman Ranch.

Rainbow Lodge at the Mouth of the Two Hearted River. 32752 County Road 423, Newberry, MI 49868. (906) 658-3357. Located at the mouth of the Big Two Hearted River overlooking Lake Superior. 35 miles from Newberry, 30 miles from Paradise. 12 miles of dirt road. This is wilderness country. 2 housekeeping cabins and a camping cabin now available. On ATV trails.

The Republic Mine. The Republic Mine is the only open pit mine in Michigan open for free public viewing. This inactive open pit iron mine, owned by Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, provides a unique opportunity for seeing how iron was mined.

River Road RV Park, Campground, and Bunkhouse. 600 River Road, Ontonagon, MI  49953. Phone: 906-884-4600. Year Round camping by the Ontonagon River.  30 full hookups, pull through sites, and tent sites. Cable TV, Shower Room with hot showers and heated floor, Dump station, Laundry Room, Playground, and a Bunk House that sleeps up to 8 guests “dorm style”. Located only 15 minutes from the Porcupine Mountains State Park

Rock Collecting 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

Rock and Mineral Collecting at the Caledonia Native Copper Mine 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. Our knowledgeable staff will help with techniques and identification of finds in your private ore pile. Advanced reservation only Evergreen Explorations. Phone: 517-518-4742

 

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