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I'm a Michigan native, but I've never been up there. Am I missing out?
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It's great if you love hunting, fishing, and beautiful wilderness. It's also nice if you enjoy being away from people. Most of the people are very friendly.
Only if you are white...
You are not missing anything. Stay home. Ask your family and friends to stay home also.
This post was edited by EdMartinsLoan 16 months ago
I went there for a golf trip once. We stayed at the Island Resort/ Casino and played Sweetgrass, Greywalls and Timberstone. It's a pretty awesome trip, all three courses are top 20 public in Michigan and the casino will set you up with deals on golf.
I am 33 and have never been to the UP.
Used to go up there a few times a year. Place depresses the hell out of me. Quite barren outside of the cities. Pasties are good though.
There's a toilet in the kitchen!
almost went to Painted Rocks last summer but never got around to it.
The western UP is really gorgeous. Too bad about 8 different states are a shorter drive.
Never been. My pops told me it's basically the same as "Up North" in the LP except you have to drive farther to find a McD's.
Maybe I'll do a road trip if gas ever hits 2$/gallon again.
You mean Pictured Rocks?
Took a sea plane from Copper Harbor to Isle Royale and it was amazing. Long ass drive though. Could have been in Florida by then.
That was about my timeline. 19 years in Michigan, and finally made it up to the UP this past summer. Beautiful except for the fact that it rained constantly.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
Feb 9-10 would be a good time to visit Iron Mountain.
Bring warm clothes and lots of food and beer for the tailgate.
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It's a fun road trip if you like beer...Take a detour through GR, Bellaire and Traverse City and hit a bunch of breweries on your way up. Then hit the one at Tahquamenon Falls.
It's creepy how accurate this is.
Multiple times. It's very relaxing. If you want cell reception though, I suggest a carrier other than Sprint
What is this? I'm a sucker for any Michigan related movies.
There are plenty of great reasons to visit the UP. Among them are: Fayette State Park and historic town site on the Garden Peninsula (one of Michigan's best kept secrets), the Soo Locks, the majestic Pictured Rocks, the Porcupine Mountains and Lake of the Clouds, Copper Harbor and Fort Wilkins, Calumet (which has been designated as a national park and has been spruced up nicely), Tahquamenon Falls.
And if you're wondering, I don't work for the UP tourism bureau. I have lots of family there and have been to the UP countless times. I also helped to restore one of the small company houses at Fayette (when I was a grad student in EMU's historic preservation program).
So, by all means, venture to the UP!
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I can vouch for the friendliness of the people up there. I was driving to Tahquamenon Falls this summer and desperately needed to stop and take a shit. I was sweating bullets and it felt like somebody was taking a jackhammer to my intestines. Anyway, found some random bar on 123 just north of Lake Superior Shoreline Rd. Sprinted in looking like a maniac, belt already unbuckled, and made a beeline for the bathroom. What came out felt like napalm being shot out of a fire hose. Everybody else in the bar had to have heard/smelled it, and yet nobody seemed upset. Came out, ordered a round of drinks for the four people there, and left. Not a single mean look despite the destruction I had just visited upon their toilet.
My thoughts exactly.
Been 3 times in my life. Once to look at Lake State, once for a lacrosse game against Northern, and once to take my Vietnamese wife to over the border so she could say she's been to Canada.
It's pretty up there, but I'm not an outdoorsy person, so it's a little lost on me.
Always thought the Keweenaw would be a great place for summer cottage, (if you had a private jet to get back and forth)
Dunes Saloon in Grand Marais is awesome.
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