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Northern Michigan- Hidden Gem Alert!  

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If you don't know, the state of Michigan (in the US) consists of 2 Peninsulas. The Upper Peninsula, which is more Northern, is seriously a hidden gem!

Perfect for those who love the outdoors, there are plenty of camping and hiking options, along with waterfalls and boat tours!

In Munising there's a glass bottom boat tour, where your boat cruises over shipwrecks in the bottom of Lake Superior. There is also Pictured Rocks boat tour, where you travel along the rocky coast and behold many natural beauties.

Kitch-iti-kipi in Manistique is a lovely natural spring with unbelievably clear waters. You cannot swim here, but you can observe giant trout and it is very beautiful.

Also check out Ferry rides to Mackinaw Island, where you can rent a bike (or a tandem bike!) and bike around the island which has no cars! You can also take a buggy ride, and enjoy delicious old fashioned fudge.

At Oswald's Bear Ranch, you can see black bears up close! This is a conservation effort- they rescue these bears and it is a very unique experience.

All around, the Upper Peninsula has an amazing variety of activities and natural beauty to be enjoyed!

Feel free to ask questions and/or drop experiences below 🙂

Posted : 31/08/2020 2:50 pm
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Wow! We live in Cleveland, OH and my mom has been asking if I wanted to go on a Road Trip somewhere during this Quarantine time and this actually sounds like the perfect Trip! 

I honestly, will suggest this to her tomorrow. 

I wonder if the Glass Bottom Boat tour is running right now?

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Posted : 01/09/2020 2:39 am
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I'm not sure about whether the tour would be open or not, I'd call first!

My grandparents live in Ontonagon (in the UP on Lake Superior but closer to Wisconsin) and from what I've heard, COVID is almost non-existent up there, so they might be open! But I'm not sure.

I hope you enjoy your trip!! And feel free to ask any more questions, it's been a while since I was last exploring up there but there is a lot to see and my memory is pretty good! lol

Posted : 01/09/2020 1:26 pm