Ultimate Michigan Upper Peninsula Guide to Everything! Plan your Upper Peninsula vacation! Waterfalls, Top Attractions, Best Things to Do, Road Trips, Pictured Rocks and more! | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan
If you are planning an Upper Peninsula Michigan vacation or looking for the best places to visit in Upper Peninsula Michigan, you will love this guide! As local Michigander's, Chris and I have been to these locations and are excited to share them with you!
We list lots of Upper Peninsula attractions and fun things to do, so keep reading!
How This Is Organized: Since we have SO MUCH INFO to share with you on the upper peninsula of Michigan, we decided the best way to organize this jam packed Michigan Upper Peninsula guide is by the categories of:
We created this Interactive Michigan Upper Peninsula Map as a visual aid to help you organize your trip and make the most out of your Michigan Vacation.
Click on this Google Map link so you can use it while driving.
How to Use the Interactive Michigan Upper Peninsula Map:
Our massive guide, 45 Upper Peninsula Waterfalls and Jaw-Dropping Scenic Spots to Visit This Summer (All Year!) is a great place to start.
It's jam packed with maps, tips and photos to inspire a spectacular Upper Peninsula road trip.
When visiting the Munising area, we always have to hike to the Tannery and Memorial Falls as they are so beautiful! Perfect to visit on your Upper Peninsula Michigan vacation.
Read more about Tannery and Memorial Falls:
Wagner Falls, located in the UP, are a must-see. There is a short flat walk along a lovely curving boardwalk that meanders through a beautiful wooded area. Very easy to access and so photogenic!
Read more about Wagner Falls:
The beautiful Munising Waterfalls is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It's one of our favorite Upper Peninsula Waterfalls that we always have to visit when we are on one of our UP roadtrips!
Read more about Munising Waterfall:
If you love hiking, you will definitely want to check out the scenic trails (some leading to waterfalls) in our hiking guide.
Read all out Hiking in Michigan's Upper Peninsula:
We love to visit Whitefish Point on a lovely day so we can tour the Great Lakes Ship Museum, explore the grounds, go up in the lighthouse and so much more!
Read all about Whitefish Point:
Kitch-iti-kipi, located in Manistique, could seriously be the highlight of your summer! You can take a floating raft across this natural springs and see the hundreds of huge fish swimming below the surface of the crystal clear water.
Read all about Kitch-iti-kipi:
We always have to stop at the Cut River Bridge to stretch our legs and go for the scenic walks under the bridge, along the Cut river and along Lake Michigan's sparkling shoreline.
Read all about the Cut River Bridge:
This winter, be sure to see the incredible Eben Ice Caves located near Munising Michigan! It's definitely a Michigan attraction that should be on your Michigan Bucket List!
If you love nature, water and wildlife drives, you will absolutely love the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. You will see lots of birds, turtles and wildlife as you drive this scenic drive past ponds and meadows.
Read more about Seney National Wildlife Refuge:
Just as iconic as Tahquamenon Falls, Pictured Rocks is a MUST SEE when visiting Michigan's Upper Peninsula. You can see the breathtaking rocks by car, boat or hiking.
Read more about Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore:
If you would like a more in-depth look at Pictured Rocks and the shoreline (other than by hiking or driving), you absolutely must take a Pictured Rocks boat ride that launch from Munising Michigan! We highly recommend these boat tours listed below.
Read more about the Rip Tide Ride and Pictured Rocks Cruises:
So guys, we found some great Upper Peninsula sights and spots over the past few years that we absolutely love. Check it out!
Read more about our highly recommended Ultimate Upper Peninsula Road Trip:
(be sure to visit this page, there's at least 2 full days of activities and additional map of things to see in this area)
Munising Michigan has so much to offer, like lighthouses, boat cruises, beaches, waterfalls, ruins and hiking! You will be shocked to learn there is so many awesome things to do in the upper peninsula!
Visit our official Munising page for:
You need to visit Escanaba! Lots of places to tour, eat and stay!
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Houghton Michigan is an incredible Upper Peninsula city to visit during all our seasons. There's hiking, waterfalls, mine tours and so many things to do and see!
Houghton MI is the departure city for Michigan vacationers headed to Isle Royale National Park. You can board the Isle Royale Seaplane and the Ranger III in Houghton.
Read all about Houghton:
Visit Beautiful Copper Harbor in Michigan's Upper Peninsula! See waterfalls, great views, a scenic lighthouse and so much more on this Copper Harbor road trip!
We love visiting Marquette! The oar docks are so incredible to photograph and we love touring the lighthouses, waterfalls and downtown. There are great places to eat, relax and explore in Marquette.
Read all about Marquette:
Drummond Island Rugged ATV Adventure: Largest Closed Loop ORV System in Michigan + Great Kayaking and Bird Watching!
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We are visiting with my family this fall and hoped to see some scenic spots to take family photos. Thank you! C Answer Hi Casey, YEY! We love …
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