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Recreation and Attractions in the Upper Peninsula

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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, 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.

"Art For All," Iron Mountain, MI Last Saturday in June. Annual Juried Art Show.

ATV Rentals in the Upper Peninsula:

  • AuTrain River Canoe and Kayak Rentals . N7163 Forest Lake Road, AuTrain, MI 49806. Phone: 906-869-8738.
  • Northwoods Resort Canoe, Kayak, and Boat Rentals in AuTrain. Phone: 906-892-8114. 2 miles off M-28 on H03. N7979 AuTrain Forest Lake Road, AuTrain, MI. Boat and motor rentals. Pontoon Boat Rentals.

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 and 2015 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.

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.

Black River Harbor Recreation Area by Lake Superior, Ottawa National Forest, Western Upper Peninsula.

Boat Rentals in the Upper Peninsula
  • Autrain MI, 10 miles west of Munising. Boat rentals at Northwoods Resort.
  • Curtis Michigan: the Manistique Lakes Area at the Fish and Hunt Shop in Curtis. Pontoon Boats, motors, and fishing boats for Big Manistique Lake, South Manistique, plus other area lakes and streams.
  • Iron Mountain Boat Rentals at Iron Mountain Power Sports/Ride North
  • Seaberg Pontoon Rentals offers 10 Avalon pontoon boats for 3 hours, half day, or full day rental to use on Munising Bay and Lake Superior. Pets welcome. 1330 Commercial St, Munising, MI 49862. Phone 906-387-2685

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.

Campgrounds in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. State and National Forest Camogrounds, Private Campgrounds, and Township Parks.

Camping at Paddlers village. Modern camping on the shores of Lake Superior 3 miles west of Munising. 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 required. Paddlers Village. N7793 Scrooges Alley, Christmas, MI. Phone: 906-387-1695 or 906-228-544

Campground s in the Ottawa National Forest in the Western Upper Peninsula. Beautiful spacious wooded rustic campsites.

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

Charter Fishing on Lake Superior, Lake Huron, or Lake Michigan in the Central Upper Peninsula
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. Scenic tours of Lake Superior. Kimar's Resort features 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom housekeeping cottages. 300' sandy beach. Lots of room for your trailers. Boat ramp.
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 ½ 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.

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 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 Around Grand Island on the Uncle Ducky narrated Grand Island Cruise in Christmas, Michigan.  See cliffs, waterfalls, caves, lighthouses, amazing arches, and wildlife as you cruise around Grand Island on the Catamaran Pontoon Boat located by the Duck Pond Eatery next to Paddlers Village. An entrée of your choice from the Duck Pond is included in the price of the ticket. (You do not have to eat at the Duck Pond to go on the cruise ) The Lunch Cruise departs at 12 noon and the Sunset Cruise departs at 7pm. Tour takes about 2 ½  hours. E7974 W HWY M-28, Christmas, MI. Phone: 906-387-1695

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

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.

Dog Sledding
Dogsled Rides at Triple Creek Kennels, E5372 Highway M-94, Munising, MI. Phone: 906-439-5242. Two hour, 1 day, and 2 day 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 5 days
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