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,
lighthouse tours, and more.


Fall Color Tours in the Upper Peninsula

Fayette Historic Townsite , once a bustling industrial community which manufactured charcoal pig iron for economical shipping to the Great Lakes steel companies. Now a State Park. Take a tour of the 19 remaining structures, visit the museum and learn how iron ore was converted to pig iron in the late 1800's.

Fayette State Park , visit the historic townsite of Fayette while you camp, hike, fish, scuba dive and boat. Snail Shell Harbor will hold large pleasure boats.

FISHING is great througout the entire Upper Peninsula with thousands of lakes, rivers, and streams, including several Michigan Blue Ribbon Trout Streams. Most waterfront resorts offer a fishing boat with the rental or one is available nearby for rent. You must have a Michigan Fishing License to fish Michigan waters.
Guided Fishing Trips with Professional Fishing Guide, Barry Drews at Bear's Nine Pines Resort on Lake Gogebic in the western Upper Peninsula. 9 comfortable cabins with one, two, or three bedrooms. Satellite TV and wireless internet access. Some cabins have a gas fireplace & hot tub. Nice swimming beach. Boat rentals. Lake Gogebic is ideal for swimming, boating, and year round fishing. Guided fishing and bear hunting trips. Bait & Tackle Shop with licenses and permits. On the snowmobile and ATV trails. Pets Welcome. Bear's Nine Pines Resort, N9426 State Hwy M-64, Marenisco, MI 49947 Phone: 906-842-3361
Ice Fishing Equipment Rentals and Guided Trips: Christmas, Munising, & AuTrain: Fish House Rentals and Guided Ice Fishing Trips on Lake Superior at Margo's Cove in Christmas, MI. , 906-387-1617. Upper and Lower Coach House. On 150' of Lake Superior Beach. Sleeps 6-8 guests. Complete kitchens, Cable T.V. 3-day minimum. Pet friendly. Easy ATV and Snowmobile Trail access. Guided Ice-Fishing Trips.
Kimar's Charters & Resort on Lake Superior near Munising,
Sand Point Charters fishing on Lake Superior in the Keweenaw Peninsula
Fishing: Ice Fishing in the Upper Peninsula.
Photo of Ice Fishing Derby, Keyes Lake,
Florence, WI

Pictured Rocks Cruises. Sunset cruise of the beautiful Pictured Rocks
Sand Point Charters on Lake Superior in the Keweenaw Peninsula

Fish and Hunt Shop in Curtis, MI offers rental pontoon boats, motors, and fishing boats for use on Big Manistique Lake and South Manistique Lake. Snowmobile and ATV Rentals.

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 cabin 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

GarLyn Farm ZOOlogical Park, US 2, 6 miles East of Naubinway, across from beautiful Lake Michigan. 906-477-1085 The Upper Peninsula's Largest Collection of Live Animals. Exhibits in a park-like setting. Bring your camera and your kids for a fun day at GarLyn Zoo.

Ghost Towns of the Keweenaw Peninsula , from the Copper Mining Age, late 1800's and early 1900's.

Glider Display at the Iron Mining Museum, Kent Street, Iron Mountain MI 49801. Phone 906-774-1086. During World War II, more Waco CG-4A gliders were built at the Ford plant in neighboring Kingsford MI than anywhere else in North America. The museum display features a video showing the manufacturing of the gliders at the Ford plant, photos, newspaper articles and a model of the CG-13 glider.

Golf Courses in the Upper Peninsula & Northern Wisconsin

Grand Island , one half mile off of Munising MI in Lake Superior. Ferry service available. A perfect spot for wilderness camping, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, skiing and snowmobiling. National Recreation Area. Bus Tours available.

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 Snowmobile Rentals , Munising MI 49862. (906) 387-2772. Ski Doo snowmobile Rentals.

Grand Marais, mountain bike over 300 miles of mapped trails from beginner to advanced.The trail system is located in one of the remotest areas of the state and takes you through forests and along Lake Superior.

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum . located in the old Coast Guard buildings at Whitefish Point, 10 miles north of Paradise, Michigan. This Museum is filled with artifacts and exhibits honoring the many mariners who traveled the Great Lakes. Watch the video presentation about the Edmund Fitzgerald and the raising of the ship's bell. The bell at the Shipwreck Museum was retrieved from the wreck site, restored (but not altered), and put on display. A replica bell was engraved with the names of the 29 men who lost their lives in that terrible storm, November 10, 1975, and attached to the wreck at the bottom of Lake Superior when the original bell was retrieved. Each year, on November 10th, there is a Memorial Service for the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald, the 729-foot steamer sunk off Whitefish Bay. Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, May 1st through October 31st. .

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. 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. Close to the Pine Marten Run, 18 miles south of Munising.

Houghton PowerSports/Ride North is your headquarters for new and pre-owned boats, outboard motors, off-road Vehicles, snowmobiles, and trailers. We are a full service authorized dealer offering multi-line sales of snowmobiles, boats, and off-road vehicles. We offer certified service, parts, and accessories. Snowmobile rental. Call to reserve your snowmobile.Phone: 906-356-3330. Houghton Power sports is located just west of Highway M-26 at 18006 Erickson Drive, Atlantic Mine, MI 49905

Hunting : Bear and Deer:

Hunting Wild Turkeys in the Upper Peninsula

Ice Fishing in the Upper Peninsula. Guided tours, outfitters, and general information for ice fishing in the Upper Peninsula. Opportunities abound with our long cold winters, thick ice, and a variety of species of fish. Enjoy winter! Go ice fishing!

Indian Lake State Park, camping, swimming and fishing, close to Big Spring, Michigan's largest spring near Manistique

Iron Mining Museum and Gift Shop , Kent Street, Iron Mountain MI, 49801. Phone 906-774-1086. The museum contains 3 primary exhibits: the Cornish Pump, the largest steam-driven pumping engine in the United States; a large Exhibit on the Waco CG-4A Cargo Gliders built during World War II at the nearby Kingsford MI Ford Motor Plant; the largest collection of underground mining equipment on display in Michigan.

Iron Mining. 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 the iron was mined.

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 Hwy 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, 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. Iron Mountain Powersports, 1804 N Stephenson Ave, Iron Mountain, MI.49801. Phone: 906-779-1711.

Jack Pine Lodge, Cabins, and Campground is located 20 miles northwest of Manistique in the Hiawatha National Forest. Campground offers 27 sites with electric and water hook-ups, new shower house, and designated horse sites. Six 1-3 bedroom cabins. Wi-Fi. On the ORV and Snowmobile trail. Gas available. Restaurant and Lounge open daily at noon. Jack Pine Lodge, 5350N State HWY M-94, Manistique, MI 49854. Phone: (906)573-2414

Kayak, Canoe, & Boat Rentals in the Upper Peninsula and

Kayak & Canoe Rentals at Christmas, Michigan. Call Padler's Village at 906-387-1695 for a reservation or with any questions.

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. Close to the Pine Marten Run, 18 miles south of Munising.

Keweenaw Adventure Company in Copper Harbor has just what you need for a fun time in this outstanding area of the Keweenaw Peninsula. We offer Sea Kayak, Canoe, and Mountain BikeRentals, Outfitting, Guided Biking, Hiking, and Kayak Tours, and Shuttle Service. Copper Harbor has a world class mountain bike trail system as well as the exciting waters of Lake Superior for sea kayaking, including trips to Isle Royale. Keweenaw Adventure Company, Copper Harbor, MI. 49918. Phone: 906-289-4303

Keweenaw Peninsula: Attractions and Recreation

Keweenaw Water Trail Canoe or Kayak the Keweenaw Water Trail as you follow the Keweenaw Waterway from Keweenaw Bay near Baraga to the North Entry near McLain State Park. The Keweenaw Waterway is the waterway between Houghton and Hancock, separating the Keweenaw Peninsula from the rest of the Upper Peninsula. Experience history and scenic beauty on this clearly marked trail for any small watercraft.

Lake Superior Cruises leaving from Marquette or Munising, Michigan

Lake Superior Sport Fishing. Charter Fishing on Lake Superior with licensed Captain Reid DeRosie. Fish for a variety of fish or a trophy Lake Troutat Stannard Rock. We offer charter fishing from Munising and Manistique a few times during the summer. Quality fishing gear provided. Fish the inland lakes early spring and fall. Sightseeing Trips and Sunset Cruises from Marquette Lower Harbor. Lake Superior Sport Fishing, Marquette, MI. Phone 906-360-1090

Lighthouses in the Upper Peninsula Open for Tours including the following: Copper Harbor, Crisp Point, Detour Reef, Eagle Harbor, Marquette, Ontonagon, Peninsula Point, Point Iroquois, Sand Hills, Sand Point (Escanaba), Seul Choix, and Whitefish Point.

Lighthouse Tour of the Detour Reef Light , located 1 mile off-shore at the mouth of the St. Mary's River in northern Lake Huron. Tours on Saturday or Sunday during June, July, & August.

Logging: Historic Photos of Grandpa Murphy's Logging Camp, Newberry, MI 1919.


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