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Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula

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Home to more than 150 waterfalls and one of the largest wilderness areas in the Midwest, Michigan's Western Upper Peninsula remains a heaven for nature lovers. Bordering a virgin forest, Ontonagon offers access to Lake of the Clouds, one of Michigan's most scenic spots. Thrill seekers can choose from a plethora of recreational activities--from biking, swimming and kayaking to skiing--while history buffs can pick out a self-guided trail to an old mining site. Whether you are looking for the adrenaline rush or a scenic escape, adventure awaits on a Michigan's Western Upper Peninsula trip. With our custom trip planner, United States vacations can be built around trips to Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula and other destinations in United States.
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Places to visit in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula

Popular things to do in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula

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Forest
Porcupine Mountains State Park Ontonagon
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Mineral Museum of Michigan Houghton
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Cross-country Ski Area
Swedetown Ski Trails Calumet
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Cross-country Ski Area
ABR Trails Ironwood
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Winter Sports in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula

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Ski Area
Ski Brule Iron River
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Ski Area
Mt. Zion Ski Hill & Overlook Ironwood
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
Ski Area
Blackjack Ski Area Bessemer
4.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Ski Area
Mont Ripley Hancock
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula

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Ski Area
Big Powderhorn Mountain Bessemer
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Ski Area
Porcupine Mountains Ski Area Ontonagon
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Quincy Smelter Hancock
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Hanka Homestead Museum Pelkie
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula

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Waterfall
Bond Falls Ontonagon
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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National Park
Ottawa National Forest Ironwood
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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National Park
Keweenaw National Historical Park Calumet
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Waterfall
Jacob's Falls Eagle River
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula

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Historic Site
Quincy Mine Hancock
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Lighthouse
Fort Wilkins State Park Copper Harbor
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Scoville Point Isle Royale National Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Lighthouse
Rock Island Lighthouse Isle Royale National Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula

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Natural History Museum
Pete Edisen Fishery Isle Royale National Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Iron County Historical Museum Caspian
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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History Museum
Houghton County Historical Museum Complex Lake Linden
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Central Mine Mohawk
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Sport
Keweenaw Adventure Company Copper Harbor
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Scenic Drive
Brockway Mountain Drive Copper Harbor
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Ski Area
Big Snow Resort Wakefield
3.2
Duration: 8 hours
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Park
Hunter's Point Park Copper Harbor
4.9
Duration: 2 hours