Best Recreation Activities to Do in Upper Peninsula, Michigan 

northern lightsDid you know that Michigan is where Detroit, a place considered to be the car capital of the world, is found? Detroit, also known as ‘Motor City’, is historically recognized as the center of the automotive industry in America. Those looking for best tow truck cars can find them here at Detroit.

Upper Peninsula, Michigan is full of natural attractions. It has amazing thick swathes of forest under protection and extensive shoreline along the great lakes. The waterways in this region are characterized by beautiful water cascades. Plus, the historic volcanic activity that took place in this region has brought about colorful mineral deposits and a numerous rock formations that are visually attractive.

There are numerous types of activities that you can engage in Upper Peninsula, Michigan. No matter the season, there is something for everyone. Below are some of the best activities to engage in here.


 View the Northern Lights

Maybe you have seen the beauty of the Aurora Borealis from photos, but have you ever seen it with your own eyes? Trust me; the Aurora Borealis is a sight to behold. Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, is a display of natural light on the earth’s sky that can mainly be seen in the regions with high latitudes, that is around the Antarctic and Arctic. The region along Lake Superior in Upper Peninsula, Michigan has some of the best views during the night. There’s even an application for that. To view the Aurora Borealis, you can visit the Headlands, an International Dark Sky Park, and have yourself a serendipitous view of not only the Northern Lights but also other celestial events coupled with star stories just at the beach.

Visit Mackinac Island

Rich with history, Mackinac is a world on its own. This place is so vintage that the only form of transportation is either carriages or bicycles. Motorized vehicles are not allowed here. However, you won’t have to worry about having your car with you when you visit this beautiful island because you will likely be caught up in the numerous fudge shop goodies. Nevertheless, before going there, you need to familiarize yourself with the dos and don’ts while at this island. For instance, while chatting with the locals, remember not to pronounce the last ‘c’ in Mackinac as is silent. The locals might not take you seriously if you can’t even pronounce the name of their island.


Brockway Mountain Drive

The Brockway Mountain Drive is the highest scenic location found between the Alleghenies and the Rockies. It stands at 1,328 feet above sea level. While at this uppermost tip of Upper Peninsula, you get an uninterrupted view of the Keweenaw Peninsula forest, the distant freighters on Lake Superior and the inland lakes. Furthermore, you can hop on a ferry and visit the Isle Royal National Park that is about 48 miles from this drive or you can simply stay back and enjoy the same eye-level view of the hawks, eagles, and owls that are migrating.

In addition to the above activities, Upper Peninsula, Michigan is also known for an outstanding array of wildlife such as bears, wolves, porcupines, and deer. This makes wildlife spotting another activity that you can engage in when you visit Upper Peninsula in Michigan State.












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