The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the perfect destination for outdoor adventures during all four seasons of the year. Come here for a romantic getaway or a unique family vacation and explore the breathtaking natural beauty of the lake shores and preserved inland forest areas. The Upper Peninsula is also home to unforgettable authentic local restaurants that specialize in the bounty provided by the lake. Nowhere in the Midwest will you find world-class restaurants offering better fresh frog legs and northern pike. Be sure to check out the energetic night spots and live music scene here as well.
For your stay in Upper Peninsula, book a vacation rental that lies within easy reach of your favorite activities. Leave your vacation rental behind in the morning and wander the downtown shops, local museums, and art galleries. In the afternoon, pack up your outdoor gear and enjoy a night or two of Upper Peninsula camping and hiking. When you are tired of roughing it in the outdoors, return to your luxury vacation rental and relax in style.
Here are a few additional suggestions for your trip:
-Experience Upper Peninsula skiing: The slopes and forest trails lie under a pristine blanket of powdery snow during the winter months and are perfect for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
-Take a dog sledding lesson: Dog sleds once provided the only form of transportation through the Upper Peninsula wilderness during the winter. Take a lesson or watch an exciting race.
-Take a tour by snowmobile: Tour the lake by snowmobile, perhaps the only form of winter transportation as exhilarating and unique as a dog sled.
-Take a boat tour: In the summer, take a guided boat tour to see some of the natural attractions of the Peninsula, including Pictured Rocks and the Great Sable Dunes.
-Explore the Adventure Copper Mine: Guided tours of this historic copper mine in Greenland are available all summer.
-Go birding at the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory: This is a fantastic place to see the massive migrations of waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds to and from Canada. Most birds stop at Whitefish Point to rest up and eat before flying over Lake Superior.
You'll never forget your visit to the Upper Peninsula, and you may already be planning your next trip here by the time you leave. To get the most out of your visit, book a vacation rental within reach of your favorite activities that offers all the amenities you and your family need. While you're visiting the Upper Peninsula, you consider exploring other Michigan destinations like Rapid City and Sheboygan as well.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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