Upper Peninsula

When you cross over the Mackinac Bridge into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, it’s like you’re in a whole new world. Pine trees line the roads, the air is clean and crisp, and the pace of life is a bit more relaxed. It would be easy to spend an entire week and still miss some of the wonderful things to do in the UP. With 1,700 miles of shoreline, the UP offers some of the most beautiful adventures you’ll ever have. Driving along the peninsula’s southern coast on Highway 2 or finding your way along the northern Lake Superior coastline will lead you to some breathtaking beaches and amazing small towns.

Beach Towns

St. Ignace
Port Inland
Copper Harbor
Grand Marais
Sault Ste. Marie
Drummond Island
Mackinac Island
Bois Blanc Island

Wineries + Tasting Rooms

The Ultimate List of Upper Peninsula Breweries
The Ultimate List of Upper Peninsula Wineries


Restaurants and Places to Eat in the UP
Must-Stop Restaurants of the Central Upper Peninsula
14 Restaurants In The Upper Peninsula Michigan That Will Blow The Tastebuds Out Of Your Mouth

Things to Do

Whitefish Point and Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
The Mystery Spot
Pictured Rocks
18 Stops for a Scenic Road Trip in the UP
Waterfalls You Can Swim In
10 of the Most Beautiful Campgrounds in Michigan
Lake Superior Lighthouses
UP Waterfall Trip
Rock Hunting in the UP
Upper Peninsula Bucket List

Team Favorites

Houghton/Hancock: Detroit Moms’ Favorite Michigan Vacation Spots
Mackinac Island: Detroit Moms’ Favorite Michigan Vacation Spots

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Elizabeth Lewis
Hi Mamas! I’m Elizabeth, Owner/ Founder of Detroit Moms Blog. I have four pretty awesome kids and one amazing husband. My life's chaotic, but I love every minute of it! I am a travel addict, take ridiculous amounts of pictures without ever printing, hosting is my calling and I collect more books than I ever have time to read. I look forward to connecting with you either online or off. See you soon! 


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