Michigan`s Upper Peninsula



Michigan`s Upper Peninsula
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Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
“5-Star Wilderness” ®
Geographic Description
Destination Overview
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Travel & Recreation
Association (UPTRA) is a private, non-profit organization established for the sole purpose of advertising and
marketing the Upper Peninsula. Membership and participation are maintained in NTA, ABA, OMCA, and CIRCLE
MICHIGAN. Seven “natural wonders” are in Michigan’s
Upper Peninsula. They are: Mackinac Island, Pictured
Rocks National Lakeshore, Tahquamenon Falls, the
Keweenaw Peninsula and Brockway Mountain Drive, the
Porcupine Mountains and Lake of the Clouds, Isle Royale
National Park and Kitch-iti-Kipi. Two of Michigan’s manmade wonders are in the Upper Peninsula – the St. Mary’s
Falls Canal at Sault Ste. Marie and the Mackinac Bridge
linking the two peninsulas of Michigan. The world’s
busiest waterway is located at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste.
Marie, Michigan’s oldest community. One of the deepest
mine shafts in the world is in the Keweenaw Peninsula’s
Copper Country. The copper and iron mineral booms in
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula were of greater importance
to the economic and industrial development of America
than the California Gold Rush.
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is greater in size than the
four states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware and
Rhode Island combined. It is larger than Belgium or
Switzerland. The Upper Peninsula is comprised of
16,538 square miles and has a population of slightly over
300,000 people. The Upper Peninsula is 384 miles wide,
from Drummond Island on the east to Ironwood on the
west. It is 233 miles from Menominee on the south to
Copper Harbor on the north. Michigan’s Upper
Peninsula has 4,300 inland lakes, 12,000 miles of streams
and 1,700 miles of shoreline on three Great Lakes. All
but two of Michigan’s more than 200 waterfalls are in the
Upper Peninsula. Over 85% of the land in Michigan’s
Upper Peninsula is forested.
Services for Tour Operators
Color Slides and Digital Images
FAM Tours
88 page Travel Planner
Assistance in itinerary planning and
suggested tours
• Liaisons with area convention and
visitor bureaus.
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association
P.O. Box 400, Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Phone: (800) 562-7134 • (906) 774-5480 • Fax: (906) 774-5190
E-mail Address: [email protected]
Representative: Fred Huffman, Group Tour Coordinator
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Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Finest Attractions and Unique Experiences
The Mackinac Bridge - Considered by many as the “eighth wonder of the world”, the Mackinac Bridge is the longest suspension
bridge in the Western Hemisphere with 7,400’ of 4 lane roadway
suspended in the air over the beautiful Straits of Mackinac.
The Grand Hotel - The world’s largest summer hotel. Located on
Mackinac Island. Enjoy the hustle of bicycles and horse-drawn carriages. The scenes will transport you to a time long ago.
The Soo Locks - The Soo Locks have been referred to as one of
the great wonders of the world and it is still the largest waterway
traffic system on earth.
Lake of the Clouds - Nestled high in the 59,000 acres of the
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.
Tahquamenon Falls - The Upper Tahquamenon Falls is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi River.
Quincy Mine Tours - America’s first mining boom in the
Keweenaw Peninsula as prospectors and speculators rushed to
mine native copper. The Quincy Mine is one of the world’s
deepest and houses the world’s largest steam powered hoist.
• Marquette Mission Park and Museum
of Ojibwa Culture,
St. Ignace
• Garlyn Zoological Park,
• The Mystery Spot,
St. Ignace
• Mackinac Island State Park/Fort Mackinac,
Mackinac Island
• Drummond Island,
Drummond Island
• Tower of History,
Sault Ste. Marie
• Museum Ship Valley Camp
Sault Ste. Marie
• Soo Locks Boat Tours and Dinner Cruises,
Sault Ste. Marie
• Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum,
Whitefish Point
• Tahquamenon Boat Tours &
Toonerville Trolley Train Ride,
Soo Junction
• Kitch-iti-Kipi (The Big Spring),
• Seney National Wildlife Refuge,
• Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises,
• Glass Bottom Shipwreck Boat Tours,
• Fayette Historic Townsite,
• Upper Peninsula State Fair,
• Iron Mountain Iron Mine and Museum,
• Pine Mountain Ski Jump,
Iron Mountain
• Cornish Pump Engine
& Mining Museum,
Iron Mountain
• Pine Mountain Music Festival,
Entire Upper Peninsula
• Iron County Museum,
Caspian/Iron River
• Copper Peak Adventure Ride,
• Marquette Maritime Museum,
• Presque Isle Park,
• Michigan Iron Industry Museum,
• U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame,
• Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum,
• Keweenaw National Historical Park,
Throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula
• Brockway Mountain Drive,
Copper Harbor
• Laurium Manor Inn,
• Delaware Copper Mine Tours,
Copper Harbor
• Historic Fort Wilkins,
Copper Harbor
• Isle Royale National Park,
Rock Harbor/Isle Royale
When you enter Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. . . You enter a world of the finest attractions and unique experiences unmatched
anywhere in the Midwest. The rich and colorful history of the region, coupled with a scenic splendor still unspoiled, provides something
for everyone.
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