Your U.P. Bucket List:
10 Things to Do Above the Mackinac Bridge
Within driving distance from the Detroit, Cleveland, and Indianapolis areas, the U.P. is a perfect road trip for anyone traveling from the Lower Peninsula and beyond. With many things to do nearby, your adventure begins as soon as you’ve crossed the Mackinac Bridge.
Operating out of Munising, Pictured Rocks Kayaking brings paddlers so close to the rocks they can touch them while gliding through colorful sea caves. Tours begin with a relaxing cruise on a boat before the kayaks are launched into the water near the best parts of the Pictured Rocks. Once finished with the paddle portion of the trip, you’ll board the boat for a ride back to shore.
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With a drop of nearly 50 feet and more than 200 feet across, the Upper Tahquamenon Falls is the largest waterfall east of the Mississippi. Four miles downstream is the Lower Falls, a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island. Be sure to check out the gift shops, plus the restaurant and brewery!
10. See the Edmund Fitzgerald’s Bell
Home of the bell of the famous Edmund Fitzgerald, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum has plenty of artifacts and exhibits that tell stories of sailors and ships that braved the waters of Lake Superior and those that were lost to its treacherous waves. You’ll also see the oldest lighthouse on the shores of Superior.
Fun Fact: Michigan has the most lighthouses of any U.S. state and is home to hundreds of waterfalls, with all but one located in the U.P.
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to the U.P. today.
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