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Upper Peninsula, Michigan Road Trip

Take a tour through the region’s olde-fashioned all-American towns.

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Multiple days
Family Friendly

Overview :  Marquette, Negaunee, Calumet—to name a few—are former boomtowns that went bust long before the era of office parks and outsourcing... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Amy J’s Pasty & Bake Shop

A bakery that makes traditional Finnish ground-meat-and-potato pies, based on the Cornish pasty, and nissua, sweet bread made with cardamom.

1000 N. Lincoln Dr.
Hancock, Michigan
United States

(906) 482-2253

Go for a dinner of pecan-crusted walleye with Michigan dried-cherry butter.

5033 Front St., Eagle River Inn
Eagle River, Michigan
United States

(906) 337-0666

At this German bistro waitresses in dirndls serve schnitzels and grilled Lake Superior trout and whitefish; a 1,720-pound specimen of native copper is planted in the ground, ushering diners toward the lake-view restaurant’s copper-clad doors.

77 Brockway Ave.
Copper Harbor, Michigan
United States

(906) 289-4502

4. Jampot

A Ukrainian bakery in a cozy cottage run by bearded monks from the Holy Transfiguration Skete monastery. Choosing among the vast variety of exotic seasonal jams—such as native thimbleberry and chokecherry—the heavenly cookies, and the liquor-soaked, cheesecloth-wrapped fruit and pound cakes is a $150 task.

6559 State Hwy. 26
Eagle Harbor... More

5. Old Bank Building Antiques Mall

In the basement, Modernist Munising wood tables are scattered among hunting gear, taxidermy, and antique typewriters.

331 Iron St.
Negaunee, Michigan
United States

(906) 475-4777

A 15-mile stretch of sandstone cliffs and caverns on the shore of Lake Superior. The Pictured Rocks’ names derived from the erosion that sculpted the cliffs into profiles, including Indian Head, and architectural formations, such as Miners Castle. Their beauty is discovered up close in the abstract striations of leaching mineral deposits that... More

7. Quincy Mine

The old mine is now a museum filled with relics from the boiler house of the world’s largest steam hoist.

49750 U.S. Hwy. 41
Hancock, Michigan
United States

(906) 482-3101

8. Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn

Quaint hand-carved signs mark the streets that lead to the Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn. Bill Frabotta, a former portrait photographer from Detroit, calls himself “the lighthouse keeper,” and regales his guests with the history of the place, the largest and last manned lighthouse on the Great Lakes.

Five Mile Point Rd.
Ahmeek, Michigan
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