Featured Northern Michigan Best Up North Site — Summer 2015
Best Up North
One of the best ways to visit Mackinac Island is to find yourself a place to stay on the island and experience the relaxed charm of Mackinac. This will give you extra time to take a carriage tour through the town streets and wave to the day trippers catching the last ferries back to the mainland. In the late afternoon you can stroll the streets, gaze at the colors of the sunset over the water and then catch some great evening entertainment. Our new Lodging Guide will help you find your place on the island.
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Featured Upper Peninsula Best Up North Site — Summer 2015
|Porcupine Mountains / Ontonagon
Best Up North For Outdoor Recreation
Want to add some outdoor adventure to your next vacation? Try the rugged, scenic beauty of the Porcupine Mountains area of the western part of the Upper Peninsula. You’ll find some of the highest — and most spectacular — terrain in Michigan along with grand, scenic vistas of Lake Superior — the greatest lake of all the Great Lakes. There are many ways to explore the region. Take short hikes through old growth forest to see the splash and spray of the many splendid waterfalls in the region or plan a long trek into the backcountry of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Water enthusiasts have rivers and inland lakes to enjoy as well as the clear, crisp waters of Lake Superior with miles of accessible beaches and shoreline. If you are “going fishing”, you can fly fish the rivers, cast your line in an inland lake or try your luck for one of the big ones lurking in the waters of Lake Superior. The history of the Porcupine Mountains and the Ontonagon area any visit to the area and the wilderness landscape is still touched by the activities of the early white settlers with abandoned copper mines and old mining settlements. The historic Ontonagon Lighthouse at the mouth of the Ontonagon River welcomed early settlers to a safe harbor in this land of adventure and it still welcomes visitors today. — > More