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Ahmeek, MI, small town in the Keweenaw Peninsula, 25 miles north of Houghton and Hancock. Home of the Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn B & B, and Sunset Bay RV Resort, Campground, and Cabins on the shores of Lake Superior.
Allouez, MI. small town in the Keweenaw Peninsula, 3 miles north of Calumet.
Atlantic Mine, MI, just southwest of Houghton. Houghton PowerSports Sales, Service, & Rentals.
AuTrain, MI is centrally located in Alger County in the magnificent Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is in the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest, easily accessible via highways M-28 or U.S. 2. yet only 12 miles west of Munising and within a mile of Lake Superior.
Baraga, MI on the shores of Keweenaw Bay at the entrance to the Copper Country. Baraga County Historical Museum, Ojibwa Casino, Town of Assinins, great fishing, snowmobiling, and outdoor recreation. Marina. Shrine of Bishop Baraga, the first Bishop of the Upper Peninsula
Barbeau, MI. Riverview Resort and Marina on the St. Mary's River, 20 miles south of Sault Ste. Marie.
Bark River, MI (south of Escanaba on US-2) George Potvin, handmade knives, Ten Mile Creek Forge, Gallery, and Gift Shop
Bergland, MI. Lake Gogebic Motel and Sled Rental, and Tmberline Sports Rentals in Bergland on Highway M-28. KontekaMotel, Restaurant, Bar & Grill, and Black Bear Bowling Lanes 12 miles north of Berland on Highway M-64 in White Pine, MI. See Lake Gogebic for nearby lodging.
Big Bay MI, 23 miles north of Marquette on Lake Superior and Lake Independence. Beautiful wilderness country with comfortable lodging. Next to the Huron Mountains and near the McCormick Wilderness Tract of the Ottawa National Forest. Fishing, hiking, biking, waterfalls tours, camping, ATV trails, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing. Home to the Big Bay lighthouse.
Big Bay de Noc Area west of Manistique including Fayette, Rapid River, Garden Peninsula, Garden Corners and Cooks
Blaney Park, MI. Lazy Cedars Log Cabin
Brimley, MI 16 miles from Sault Ste. Marie, close to the Bay Mills Casino. Nearby lodging at Northwoods Trails Cabins in Raco
Calumet and Laurium, MI, 11 miles north of Houghton and Hancock, an important part of the Copper Country, home to the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company. Sightseeing, Museum, walking tours, outdoor recreation,
Cedar River, MI on M-35, 30 miles south of Escanaba or 25 miles north of Menominee on the shores of Lake Michigan. Camping at J.W. Wells State Park on Lake Michigan or Coyote RV Park & Campground, 1mile west of US-41, near Stephenson.
Cedarville, MI (the Les Cheneaux Islands, Lake Huron. 35 miles from the Mackinac Bridge) Hills Point Resort on Lake Huron
Chassell, MI, 9 miles south of Houghton and Hancock. An excellent place to stay while visiting the Houghton-Hancock area or the Keweenaw Peninsula. Near the Sturgeon River Wildlife area. Canoe and kayak access to the Keweenaw Water Trail.
Christmas, MI on the south shore of Lake Superior, four miles west of Munising on M-28. The roadside santas, stores and signs all welcome the entire family to Christmas, Michigan, a "must" for your Upper Peninsula travels.
Copper Country, the Keweenaw Peninsula in the Western Upper Peninsula
Copper Harbor, MI. A summer and winter recreational paradise. Northernmost town in Michigan on the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Cross-Country Ski Trails in the Upper Peninsula Mountain Biking in the Summer
Curtis, MI in the southeastern part of the Upper Peninsula, a recreational area surrounded by the Manistique lakes.
Deerton, MI. 23 miles west of Munising or 17 miles east of Marquette near Lake Superior. Lodging at the Deerton Guest House by the Laughing Whitefish River
DeTour MI, the southeastern tip of the Upper Peninsula. Well known as a great spot for watching the freighters entering the St. Mary's River heading for the locks and Lake Superior. Excellent fishing and snowmobiling. Tour the Detour Reef Light.
Drummond Island, MI. Fort Drummond Marine and Resort on Whitney Bay, Drummond Island, MI.
Eagle Harbor, MI is located on M-26, 13 miles west of Copper Harbor in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Eagle Harbor is a quaint harbor town and the home of a famous lighthouse compound, complete with museums and a life saving station. Great spot for Northern Lights and 4 season recreation.
Felch, MI. Sportsman's Paradise Resort on Norway Lake between Felch and Ralph in the south Central Upper Peninsula.
Garden, the Garden Peninsula, Cooks, and Rapid River, by Lake Michigan and near Fayette on the edge of the Hiawatha National Forest
Gould City, West Mackinac Recreation Area Association the western portion of Mackinac County, including south Curtis, Gould City, and Milakokia Lake. Cabins, cottages, resorts, campgrounds, restaurants.
Grand Marais, MI, the Eastern Gateway to the Pictured Rocks.
Greenland, MI, 15 miles southeast of Ontonagon MI and near the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Lodging Big Buck Cabin and 38 Lodge.
Gulliver, MI, 14 miles east of Manistique. Seul Choix Lighthouse and near the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Lodging at Top of the Lake Cottage,
Gwinn, MI, Golfing at Red Fox Run Golf Club, 18-hole public golf course located 16 miles south of Marquette and just three minutes from Sawyer International Airport.
Hancock, MI, home of Finlandia University and the entrance to the Copper Country of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Take a tour of the old Quincy Copper Mine, the deepest shaft in the Copper Country.
Houghton, MI, Home of Michigan Technological University and the Gateway to the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Iron Mountain, MI One of the major cities of the Upper Peninsula. Located 100 miles north of Green Bay, WI., 300 miles north of Chicago. Continental Cup ski jumping on Giant Pine Mountain Ski Jump.
Iron River and Crystal Falls MI, Iron County in the Central Upper Peninsula. Near the George Young Golf and Recreation Complex and the Brule Mountain Ski Area and Resort.
Ironwood, MI, Cloverland Motorsports for Snowmobile, ATV, & Waverunner Rentals. Polaris Dealer. Snowmobile Rentals at Timberline Sports Ski-Doo Snowmobile Rentals and the Lake Gogebic Motel and Sled Rental in Bergland. See Bergland for nearby lodging. Real Estate at Northern Michigan Land Brokers.
Ishpeming, MI. 15 miles west of Marquette. Favorite spot for rock hunters, mountain biking, many things to see and do. Snowmobiling and Cross Country Skiing. Snowmobile rentals. Al Quaal Recreation Area
Keweenaw Peninsula, the Copper Country, the land of majestic forests, Lake Superior, and outdoor recreation.
Lac La Belle on the eastern side of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Lac La Belle Lodge and Wilderness Resort are the closest lodging to Mt. Bohemia. Water access to Lake Superior. Sand Point Charters for fishing, lighthouse tours, and sightseeing cruises.
Lake Gogebic, Bergland, Marenisco, MI. Lodging at Bear's Nine Pines Resort and West Shore Resort on Lake Gogebic. Lake Gogebic Motel and Sled Rental and Timberline Sports for Snowmobile Rentalsin Bergland. Konteka Motel, Restaurant, Bar & Grill, and Black Bear Bowling Lanes 12 miles north of Bergland in White Pine, MI on M-64.
L'Anse, MI on Keweenaw Bay. L'Anse Waterfront Park with fishing platforms, harbor and marina. Great hiking and snowmobiling in the Huron Mountains. Near Mt. Arvon, the highest point in Michigan. Waterfalls, Indian Cemetery, Village of Alberta, Cross country ski trails.
Les Cheneaux Islands on Lake Huron. 35 miles from the Mackinac Bridge. Stay at Hills Point Resort on Lake Huron.
Mackinac Island located in Lake Huron just north of the Mackinac Bridge. Ferry boats leave from Mackinaw City in the Lower Peninsula and St. Ignace in the Upper Peninsula or you can travel by boat or plane.
Manistique, MI on Lake Michigan, just 88 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge. Manistique is the hub for viewing many lighthouses and museums in the Lake Michigan - Lake Superior area. Lodging for Manistique, Seney Refuge, Fayette Historic Ghost Town, Indian Lake, Big Springs and Seul Choix Lighthouse.
Marquette, MI. On the shores of Lake Superior. The largest city in the Upper Peninsula and home to Northern Michigan University and the Superior Dome. See Ishpeming and Big Bay for additional lodging and other businesses.
Mass City in the north western Upper Peninsula. Rock and Mineral Collecting at the Caledonia Native Copper Mine
Menominee, MI & Marinette, WI. Twin cities on the shores of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Menominee River where it empties into Green Bay. One city is on each side of the Menominee River, the border between Michigan and Wisconsin. Historic Districts, Museums, Marina, and delightful parks. Coyote RV Park & Campground, located 1 mile west of US-41, near Stephenson, MI, or 21 miles north of Menominee.
Michigamme and Three Lakes, MI (north central Upper Peninsula). Michigamme Shores Campground on Lake Michigamme and the Three Lakes Motel on Highways M-28 & US-41 across from Lake George in Three Lakes.
Mohawk, MI, at the center of the Keweenaw Peninsula, 20 miles from Houghton and 30 miles from Copper Harbor. The metropolis of the Keweenaw Peninsula during the mining years, now a small, quiet town. Some remains of the famous Mohawk Mine remain. Wooden Spoon Gift Shop for homemade jam, jelly, gifts, and delicious baked goods. Try some Thimbleberry Jam, a Keweenaw favorite.
Munising, MI, the Western Gateway to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior.
Naubinway, MI, Largest commercial fishing port on the Great Lakes, northernmost community on the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Newberry, MI, 60 miles from the Mackinac Bridge. Newberry is know as Tahquamenon Country, named for the nearby magnificent Tahquamenon Falls.
Norway, MI & Loretto, MI. Located on Highway US-2 in the South Central Upper Peninsula. Lodging, Businesses, Attractions, & Recreation
Ontonagon, MI, near the eastern entrance to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Businesses, Attractions, & Recreation
Paradise, MI on Lake Superior at Whitefish Bay. One of the Gateways to Tahquamenon Falls. Just 60 miles north of St. Ignace on Highway M-123.
Paulding, MI. Running Bear Resort, 8 miles north of Watersmeet and 10 miles south of Bruce Crossing by US-45 in the west central U.P.. Six newly remodeled one and two bedroom cabins. RV sites with water & electric. Pets Welcome. Open year round.
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park , Ontonagon, Michigan
Raco, MI, 22 miles from Sault Ste. Marie, close to Brimley and Bay Mills. Northwoods Trails Cabins, Two 2 bedroom cabins and with fullly equipped kitchens.
Rapid River, MI, 16 miles east of Escanaba on US-2 at the mouth of the Whitefish River and Little Bay de Noc. At the edge of the Hiawatha National Forest.
Republic, MI, Accommodations at Pine Crest Resort on Juncob Lake and the Michigamme River and Lost Lake Lodge. The Republic Mine, the site of the only open pit mine in Michigan. Great spot for rockhunters.
Rockland/Victoria, MI. Site of the Victoria Restoration at the old Victoria Mine. A few miles south of Ontonagon and the Porkies.
St. Ignace, MI. Located at the North end of the Mackinac Bridge on the Straits of Mackinac.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI, the oldest city in Michigan, is located on the shores of the St. Mary's River and is only 52 miles north of the Mackinac Bridge. Watch ships as they pass through the Soo Locks connecting Lake Superior and Lake Huron.
Seney MI, the town closest to the Seney National Wildlife Preserve. Excellent recreational facilities. Food, Lodging and Shopping. 25 miles south of Grand Marais.
Shelter Bay on Lake Superior. 18 miles west of Munising and 26 miles east of Marquette. Kinar's Resort: Cabins and Charter Fishing.
Silver City, MI 3 miles east of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.
Stephenson, MI in the south central Upper Pennisula. Coyote RV Park & Campground, located 1 mile west of US-41 near Stephenson, MI, or 21 miles north of Menominee. Three Fold Vine Winery in the old bank building in downtown Stephenson. Tasting room.
Trout Lake, 30 miles from the bridge, nestled in the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest. Easy access to both Sault Ste Marie and St. Ignace. Four seasons of outdoor recreation. On the snowmobile trails.
Twin Lakes near Toivola, MI, Resort town 23 miles south of Houghton. The area with the highest snowfall in the midwest, an average of 390". Bill Nicholls snowmobile, ATV, and mountain biking trail. Swimming, fishing, watersports, and golfing.
Watersmeet, MI, Cicso Chain of 15 lakes, Sylvania Wilderness, Snowmobile crossroads of the Western Upper Peninsula
West Mackinac Recreation Area Association covering the western portion of Mackinac County, including the towns of Curtis, Gould City
White Pine, MI originally a mining company town built in 1953. Konteka Motel, Restaurant, Bar & Grill, and Black Bear Bowling Lanes, 6 miles from the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park and 12 miles north of Bergland. On the snowmobile trail.
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