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Adventures in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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Tours and Guided Trips in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Fishing, kayaking, 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, sailing on Lake Superior,
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Snowmobiling in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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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: 906-387-1695.

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. Au Train River Canoes & Kayaks, N7163 Forest Lake Road, AuTrain, MI 49806. Phone: 906-869-8738.

Bear Ranch - Welcome to Oswald's Bear Ranch, one top 10 best family friendly Upper Peninsula Attractions located just north of Newberry, MI. This complex is the largest (bear only) Bear Ranch in the entire United States of America. Since opening to the public in 1997, Oswald's Bear Ranch has grown tremendously both in size and in bears. With lots of room to roam, these rescued bears are given a chance to continue their lives in natural habitats and comfort.

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.

Boat, Canoe, Kayak, and WaveRunner Rentals

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.

Copper Country Snowmobile and ATV 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

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 Zoo Wildlife 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.

Grand Island: Photos of the Ice Caves and Ice Cliffs

Headwaters Polaris is located at N4705 US Highway, Watersmeet, MI 49969, 906-358-8888 ( is an authorized Polaris dealership that specializes in Sales, Service, and Rentals. We carry a complete line of Polaris snowmobile and off-road ATV/UTV's for you to choose. We partnered with Polaris Adventures to provide our rental customers the premium experience. Customer Satisfaction is our #1 Priority.

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/Ride North 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


  • 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 Iron Mine Tour and Rock Shop. Guided tour of the old Iron Mountain Iron Mine where iron ore was mined from 1870 until 1945. Ride the train 2600' through lighted ancient rock formations followed by a short walk to the large underground cavern created by years of mining.  Large Gift/ Rock Shop open daily.  Mining Museum. Late May through mid-October. Located 9 miles east of Iron Mountain at W4852 Hw y US 2, Vulcan, MI. Watch for Big John, a 40’ miner welcoming you.  Phone: (906) 563-8077

Iron Mountain Powersports/Ride North , is a full service dealer offering sales, certified service, and parts. Located 15 miles east of Florence. Sales of boats, pontoons, motors, ATV's, UTV's, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. Open Tuesday through Saturday. Iron Mountain Powersports, 1804 N Stephenson Ave, Iron Mountain, MI 49801. Phone: 906-779-1720.

Kayak, Canoe, and Boat Rentals in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Kingston Plains Photos. Great Spring Off-Trail Riding.

Knuckleheads Kayak Rental is a kayak rental company located in Channing, MI. We offer a variety of kayaking services and rentals to help you explore the natural beauty of the area. Our experienced staff is dedicated to providing you with the best possible experience on the water.

Lake Superior Cruises leaving from Munising, Michigan

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. Several rafting trips daily. Experienced guides. All equipment provided. Phone: 906-563-5450

North Shore Follow Me Outfitters Gas Station,small store,parts,oil,rentals include:cabins,canoe/kayak,Polaris snowmobile

Oswald's Bear Ranch - Welcome to Oswald's Bear Ranch, one top 10 best family friendly Upper Peninsula Attractions located just north of Newberry, MI. This complex is the largest (bear only) Bear Ranch in the entire United States of America. Since opening to the public in 1997, Oswald's Bear Ranch has grown tremendously both in size and in bears. With lots of room to roam, these rescued bears are given a chance to continue their lives in natural habitats and comfort.

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 re quired. Paddlers Village. N7793 Scrooges Alley, Christmas, MI. Phone: 906-387-1695

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 Cruises Vacation Package. Relax and enjoy the Pictured Rocks Lakeshore, Grand Island, and the sandy Lake Superior Beach on Lake Superior, while camping in a modern yurt at the AuTrain Beach Campground.  This Relaxing Vacation Package includes the Pictured Rocks Cruise, a Sunset Dinner Cruise arou nd Grand Island, dinner at the Duck Pond, and two nights staying in a yurt by the sandy Lake Superior beach where you can relax and sit in the sand, have a campfire, or stroll along the water.. Uncle Ducky Paddling Michigan Shop, 1331 West M-28, Munising MI 49862. Phone: 906-387-1695

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 49862. Phone: 906-387-1695

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, between Munising and Grand Marais, Michigan.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park 60,000 acre wilderness park. Camping, hiking, rustic cabins, backpacking. Winter offers downhill and cross-country skiing.

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 and Northwoods Adventues.

Relaxing Vacation Package: Pictured Rocks Criuise, Grand Island Cruise, and Yurt Stay

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.

Shipwrecks and Scuba Diving in Lake Superior.

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.

Snowmobiling in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Snowmobile Rentals in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Snowmobile Trail Conditions in the Upper Peninsula

Snowmobile Trails in the Upper Peninsula

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.

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. The Woods Tahquamenon River Canoe & Kayak Rental, Newberry, MI 49868. Phone: 906-203-7624.

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.

Tours and Guided Trips in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Upper Peninsula Underwater Diving Preserves: Shipwrecks, dive depths and artifacts

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

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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