Must-see attractions in Upper Peninsula

  • Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse

    Grand Island

    Upper Peninsula

    Rugged Grand Island floats a half-mile offshore from Munising and is part of Hiawatha National Forest. Visitors can day trip over to hike and mountain…

  • The Soo Locks Visitor Center in Sault Ste Marie.

    Soo Locks Visitor Center

    Upper Peninsula

    Sault Ste Marie is best known for its locks that raise and lower 1000ft-long freighters between the different lake levels. The downtown visitor center…

  • Au Sable Point Light Station

    Upper Peninsula

    Stroll for 1.5 easy miles (one way) along a shore dotted with shipwreck skeletons to reach the 1874 lighthouse. In summer, ranger-guided tours ($3; 11am…

  • Lake of the Clouds

    Upper Peninsula

    The lake, in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, is the area's most photographed sight. After stopping at the visitor center to pay the park…

  • Tahquamenon Falls State Park

    Upper Peninsula

    Lovely Tahquamenon Falls flow with tea-colored waters tinted by upstream hemlock leaves. The Upper Falls, 200ft across with a 50ft drop, wow onlookers –…

  • Miners Castle

    Upper Peninsula

    Miners Castle is one of the lakeshore’s most iconic rock formations. A short trail leads from the parking lot to an upper platform with great views…

  • Chapel Falls

    Upper Peninsula

    A relatively easy, 1.2-mile (one way) walk through woods rewards with views of the 60ft-high cascade. The trail winds by two viewing platforms: one at the…

  • Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

    Upper Peninsula

    Beyond the town of Paradise is this fascinating museum, where the intriguing displays include items trawled up from sunken ships. Dozens of vessels –…

  • Da Yoopers Tourist Trap and Museum

    Upper Peninsula

    Behold Big Gus, the world's largest chainsaw. And Big Ernie, the world's largest rifle. Kitsch runs rampant at Da Yoopers Tourist Trap and Museum, 15…

  • Twelvemile Beach

    Upper Peninsula

    Few visitors make it to this long, isolated beach where you can find agates and other colorful rocks. Access is via the day-use area of Twelvemile Beach…

  • Presque Isle Park

    Upper Peninsula

    In the city, on a peninsula jutting out into Lake Superior, the high bluffs of Presque Isle Park make a great place to catch the sunset.

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