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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,
and more.


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.


  • 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 fre ighters. 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
  • 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, pl us 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, and parts in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Sales of boats, pontoons, motors, ATV's, UTV's, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. New Location at 241 U. S. 41 East, Negaunee, MI 49866. Phone: 906-401-0444

Michigamme Shores Campground is located on the shores of Lake Michigamme and offers pull through, full hookup, tent sites, and camping cabins. Modern restrooms shower, and laundry facilities. Well stocked camp store. Nice sandy beach for swimming. Great fishing. Basketball, beach volleyball, tennis courts with rental equipment available. Boat, canoe, and kayak rentals. Wi-Fi. Pets Welcome. Michigamme Shores Campg round, Highway 41W 64 Purple Road, Michigamme, MI  49814. Phone:  906- 339-2116

Moose in the Upper Peninsula

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

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

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

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".

North Shore Campground is located on Lac Vieux Desert near the border between Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The campground offers 42 sites with electric and water h ook-ups in a wooded area by the lake. Sand bottomed beach with docks for your boat. Modern shower house. Wi-Fi. Laundromat. Camp Store. 3-bedroom cabin for rent. North Shore Campground, E248885 Misery Bay Road, Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540. Phone: 906-544-21 88

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

Ojibwa Campground and Marina is located on the shoreline of Keweenaw Bay by Highway US-41 on the north side of Baraga. The campground offers wooded and lakefront sites with electricity, water, a picnic table, and fire pit. There are restrooms with showers, RV dump station, a playground, and a pavilion for events.  Sandy swimming beach. The Marina offers rental slips and a boat launch for great fishing or boat ing on Keweenaw Bay of Lake Superior. The nearby Historic Sand Point Lighthouse is not open but you can walk on the grounds. Ojibwa Recreation Area, 101 Lighthouse Road, Baraga, MI.  Phone: 906-353-6955 or 906-201-4174

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.

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

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, an d 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

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.

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 M I 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 ka yak tours for all ages and experience levels. All kayaking gear included. Uncle Ducky Paddling Michigan Shop, 1331 West M-28, Munising MI 49855. Phone: 906-387-1695

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, and White Pine.

Iron Mountain Power Sports/Ride North and Marquette Powersportsare a full service dealer offering sales, certified service, and parts in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Sales of boats, pontoons, motors, ATV's, UTV's, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. Large rental fleet of snowmobiles. 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: 906-401-0444

Rafting at Piers Gorge with Northwoods Adventures in Iron Mountain, Michigan offers several rafting trips daily. Exper ienced rafting guides. All equipment provided. Call to schedule a thrilling ride down these exciting rapids. . 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 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. Housekeeping cabins and a camping cabin now available. On ATV trails.

River Road RV Park, Campground, and Bunkhouse. 600 River Road, Ontonagon, MI  49953. Phone: 906-884-4600. 3 Season (April - November) camping by the Ontonagon River.  30 full hookups, pull through s ites, and tent sites. Wi-Fi. Shower Room (handicap accessible) with hot showers and heated floor, Dump station, Laundry Room, Playground, and a Bunk House that sleeps up to 8 guests “dorm style”. Lake Superior water access. Located only 15 minutes from the Porcupine Mountains State Park. Many ATV, ORV, Multiuse, snowmobile, and Equestrian trails in the County. Pets Welcome (Horses can be accommodated.)

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


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