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Mar 10 2020

Best Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails in Munising

2020-03-10T10:16:44+00:00March 10th, 2020|

Piles of snow blankets Michigan’s Upper Peninsula every year, providing countless outdoor opportunities in a wintry wonderland. Although Munising is considered “the snowmobile capital of the Midwest,” the area also offers pristine cross-country ski and snowshoe trails that people of all skill levels can enjoy. Don’t have gear? Down Wind Sports and South Bay Outfitters, both

Feb 5 2020

Top 5 Spectacular Munising Waterfalls to Visit in the Winter

2020-02-05T13:22:45+00:00February 5th, 2020|

There are over 200 divine waterfalls in Michigan, but it’s the state’s scenic Upper Peninsula that’s home to all but one of them. Ranging in size from under 5 to 50 feet vertical drops, the waterfalls are heavenly places often nestled among nature and trees. While Munising is a gateway community to the majestic Pictured Rocks

Jan 7 2020

Top Snowmobile Stops in the Munising Area

2020-01-07T15:49:10+00:00January 7th, 2020|

“The Snowmobile Capital of the Midwest” All photos are courtesy of the Munising Visitors Bureau unless otherwise noted With a 13-year average showing nearly 235 inches of snow, hundreds of miles of groomed trails, and plenty of restaurants, lodging and gas stations along the way, it’s no wonder the Munising area is considered the “Snowmobile Capital

Mar 17 2019

17 places you have to see at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

2019-04-01T13:24:31+00:00March 17th, 2019|

Wild, wildly scenic, and uniquely Michigan, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is unlike anywhere else in the Great Lakes State. Established in 1966, the park -- one of five National Parks in Michigan, and the nation's first national lakeshore -- encompasses more than 70,000 acres and 40 miles of shoreline along the southern edge of Lake Superior. There's

Feb 18 2019

Adventure Awaits Just North of the Bridge

2019-04-03T12:18:21+00:00February 18th, 2019|

Derrick Larr and Madison Gardner head to the Upper Peninsula for a winter adventure! Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to call ourselves Michiganders – especially during the long, winter months. Chief Photojournalist Derrick Larr and I were quickly reminded how lucky we truly are when we went to the Upper Peninsula on assignment to

Jan 4 2019

4 Tips for Exploring the Eben Ice Caves in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

2019-04-03T12:20:49+00:00January 4th, 2019|

Jesse Land of Things To Do in the U.P. tells us how to have a fantastic Pure Michigan winter adventure at the Eben Ice Caves in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  Just outside of Marquette, the Eben Ice Caves are one of Michigan’s prime winter attractions. Each winter, once the ice caves start to freeze up (usually sometime in December), visitor's flock

Jan 3 2019

Photos show winter surfing on Lake Superior, incredible kayaking over Tahquamenon Falls

2019-04-03T12:11:45+00:00January 3rd, 2019|

For years, Traverse City photographer Gary R. Ennis has been capturing Michigan in all its four-season glory. His vibrant collections overflow with forests flashing their autumn color, vast fields of sunflowers, and beach town scenes where we wring every last, sweet drop out of summer. But it's his pictures of winter surfers during a recent storm

Dec 20 2018

These are the top 5 new Michigan beers of 2018

2019-04-03T12:15:49+00:00December 20th, 2018|

Speedball Tucker IPA (5.7% ABV) by East Channel Brewing Co. in Munising Fresh-tasting and smooth with earthy, grapefruit-like hop notes, this IPA looked hazy and ended with a pleasantly bitter, dry finish. On a camping trip last summer across the Upper Peninsula, I happened upon this small brewery and tiny taproom in Munising with a little help

Dec 19 2018

Ice Climbing Experience

2019-04-03T12:03:16+00:00December 19th, 2018|

Conquer frozen fortresses. Those looking to take a path less traveled won’t want to miss the chance to climb frozen waterfalls and ice formations in one of Michigan’s most unique winter sports. Read the article here  

Nov 11 2018

A look inside the stunning Eben Ice Caves in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

2019-04-03T12:40:04+00:00November 11th, 2018|

The Rock River Canyon Ice Caves, commonly known as the Eben Ice Caves, are a popular place to visit in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Located in Eben Junction in the center of the U.P., the caves form when melting snow runs over the edge of the small cliff and freezes.  Read full article here