Adventures in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Unusual and Interesting Things to do in the U.P. Wilderness
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and Guided Trips in the Upper Peninsula of
Alger Underwater Diving Preserve, Munising, Michigan
Arctic Cat ATV Rentals in the Upper Peninsula. Variety of locations in the Eastern and Central Upper Peninsula. Renting Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail 50" wide sport side-by-side that has great suspension and is fun to ride on the trail. The Wildcat Trail is a 700 cc 2 or 4 wheel drive fun machine. Fabulous riding in Michigan's great outdoors. U P Rentals Main Office at the corner of Highways M-28 & M-123 in Newberry, Michigan. Phone: 906-293-5515
ATV Rentals in the Upper Peninsula
AuTrain River Canoe and Kayak Rentals. Rent canoes and kayaks for paddling on AuTrain Lake and the AuTrain River. Enjoy a leisurely paddle from the South Bridge to the North Bridge (Doucette Bridge) or tackle AuTrain Lake and then relax on the river. Livery service. Curley's Canoes, N7163 Forest Lake Road, AuTrain, MI 49806. Contact Mike at 906-892-8367.
AuTrain River Canoe Trips. Paddle the AuTrain River or AuTrain Lake. Scenic Trips through the Hiawatha National Forest. See wildlife, enjoy the birds, or just relax. Trips from 1 to 6 hours. Livery Service.
Birding at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, watch the massive spring and fall migrations of thousands of raptors, waterfowl, owls and songbirds to and from Canada. Many of the birds rest up and eat before they fly north over Lake Superior. Perfect time to catch the great photograph or add to your life list.
Bjorkman's Sleigh Rides, Saddle Horse Trail Rides, Stagecoach and Covered Wagon Trips. W5994 Chapman Rd., off Hwy 8, Niagara, Wl. Phone: 715-251-4408. Just a few miles south of Iron Mountain, MI. Choice of scenic trips: 1 hour, 4 hours, overnight or several days. See the elk. Horseback riding and lessons. Ride in a real stage coach through the woods or take a group out in the covered wagon for a picnic down by the river. Open year round, available for special events. No limit on size of group.
Caledonia Native Copper Mine Rock and Mineral Collecting near Ontonagon, Michigan for the rock collector or geologist. Collect samples of copper, silver, datolite, calcite, epodote, quartz, as well as a range of micro-minerals. Our knowledgeable staff will help with techniques and identification of finds in your private ore pile. Advanced reservation only Evergreen Explorations. Phone: 517-518-4742
Camper Rentals: Pop-Up Campers for rent at Uncle Ducky Outdoors located 3 miles west of Munising. Campers sleep 4-6 people and contain a queen or double bed and a dinette bed. They also have a cooking stove and refrigerator. Cooking and other camping gear available to rent. Enjoy camping at one of the several area campgrounds surrounded by the beauty of nature. E8073 West M-28, Christmas, MI 49862. Phone: 906-387-1695.
Copper Country Snowmobile, ATV, & WaveRunner Rentals is located 10 miles north of Houghton and Hancock. Snowmobile rentals include Castle brand jackets & bibs and HJC helmets with frost-free hot shields. Sled rental is for a 23-hour day so sleds can be kept overnight. Delivery available to Houghton/Hancock and surrounding area. We are located directly off trail #17in Calumet so you can ride from the shop door. Copper Country Rental. Mine Street Station, Calumet, MI 49913. Call 906-337-9905 for reservations.
Cross Country Ski Trails in the Upper Peninsula.
Cruise the Pictured Rocks, P.O. Box 355,Munising, Michigan 49862, Phone 906/387-2379. Take a 2 1/2-3 hour cruise along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Discover the wonders of the Pictured Rocks from your cruise boat on Lake Superior. Special Lighthouse cruises to East Harbor Lighthouse and Grand Island North Lighthouse (Old North Light). Cruises from Memorial Day to Oct. 10. Cruises leave from Munising City Pier.
Cruises on Lake Superior leaving from Lac La Belle in the Keweenaw, Marquette, or Munising, Michigan
Dan's Recreation Sales and Service: Snowmobile Rental, 40 Second Street, South Range, MI 49963. Phone (906) 482-6227 or (800) 858-869. New location 3 miles south of Houghton in South Range (Highway M-26) with direct access to local trails. Clothing and Accessories. Renting new Polaris sleds. Call for reservations. Dan's carries pre-owned Snowmobiles, ATV's, Ranger Utility Vehicles, and Victory Motorcycles. Parts and Service. Clothing and Accessories.
DeTour Reef Light Tours. The DeTour Reef Light is located at the mouth of the St. Mary's River in Lake Huron in the far eastern Upper Peninsula.
Dogsled Rides at Triple Creek Kennels, E5372 Highway M-94, Munising, MI. Phone: 906-439-5242. Two hour, 1 day, and 2 day guided sled dog trips tailored to groups from 2 to 6 people. We also offer packages that include a dogsled trip, lodging and meals. The ultimate wilderness experience.
Dog sledding in the Upper Peninsula. What mushing is like and how to find an outfitter. Experience dogsledding adventures from 2 hours to 3 days
Family Fun Park in Escanaba is a wonderful spot for the whole family to try our fun activities. Drive a Go-Kart on our banked track or cool off on a Kamikaze Bumper Boat ride in our pool. We offer Adventure Golf with waterfalls and other hazards, Batting Cages for batting practice in a netted area with pitching machines, and Bank-Shot Basketball. Lots of fun for everyone. Open at noon during the summer months. Located just 2 blocks from Highways US-2 & US-41. Family Fun Park, 2929 3rd Ave. North, Escanaba, MI 49829. Phone: (906) 789-9386
Fish and Hunt Shop, Box 219, Curtis, MI 49820. Phone: 1-906-586-9531. Rentals of Ski-Doo snowmobiles. Several rental locations in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Summer rentals of boats, motors, jet skis, and ATV's.
GarLyn Zoological Park, 6 miles east of Naubinway only 40 minutes from the Mackinac Bridge on US 2. See Live Cougar, Bear, Wolf, River Otter, Camel, Reindeer and more. View the animals up close as they come to the front of their habitats to see you. Purchase grain to feed the camel, goats, llama, deer and even the bear! Natural setting. Gift Shop. Kids love it !!! Fun and Educational !!! P.O.Box 245
Ghost Towns of the Keweenaw Peninsula, from the Copper Mining Age, late 1800's and early 1900's.
Grand Island Shipwreck Tours in the Glass Bottomed Boat.or View 3 turn-of-the-century shipwrecks in Munising Harbor with Capt. Peter Lindquist. See the Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse and the beautiful rock formations on Grand Island. 1204 Commercial St, Munising, MI 49862 (1-906-387-4477)
Grand Island Snowmobile Rentals, Inc., Munising MI 49862. Phone: 906-387-2772. Ski Doo snowmobile rentals.
Grand Island A perfect spot for wilderness camping, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, skiing and snowmobiling.
Headwaters Polaris: Rentals, Sales, Service in Watersmeet is your headquarters for Polaris Snowmobiles, ATVs and Ranger Utility Vehicles, new and used. Rentals of Polaris Snowmobiles & ATVs. We are an authorized Polaris dealer with a large Parts Department & factory trained and certified Service Department for most brands of machines. Clothing and accessories. Open daily. Headwaters Polaris, N4705 Highway 45, Watersmeet, MI 49969. Phone for reservations: 906-358-8888.
Horseback Riding at Heritage Hills. Enjoy a peaceful trail ride on a gentle horse through a variety of terrain: open fields, forests, and hills, that was once the old Wawonowin Golf Course! Located in the wilderness area between Ishpeming and Negaunee, 15 miles west of Marquette. Open year round, weather permitting, for guided trail rides and hand-held horse or pony rides. Walk-ins welcome during the summer, reservations only during fall, winter and spring. Sleigh rides on various weekends; please call ahead for space and weather conditions! Riders must be 7 years old to ride alone. Call 906-361-8768 for reservations.
Horseback riding at Wildridge Riding Stables near Paradise, MI. Guided trail rides on beautiful wooded trails. All trail rides are led by one of our experienced trail guides. We have beautiful horses gentle enough for the whole family to enjoy. Please call to schedule a guided trail ride. Maximum of 6 riders for each tour. Fun for the entire family all year round, but winter riding depends on the weather. Phone: 906-492-3213.
Horse Resort, bring your own horse to Kenbuck Resort, 14844 LL Road, Wetmore, MI 49895. Phone (906) 573-2237 for reservations. Kenbuck is a sportsman's resort with 5 clean housekeeping cabins. These secluded cabins are deep in the Hiawatha National Forest, 100 lakes within 10 miles of the cabins, outstanding hunting, real snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Bring your horse for a very different vacation. Close to the Pine Marten Run, 18 miles south of Munising. Pets welcome.
Houghton PowerSports is your headquarters for new and pre-owned boats, outboard motors, off-road Vehicles, snowmobiles, and trailers. We carry several lines and offer certified service, parts, and accessories. We have a large rental fleet for year round fun. Houghton Power Sports rents Snowmobiles, ATV's. UTV's Jet Skis, Fishing Boats, Pontoon Boats, and Trailers. Call to reserve your boat, off-road vehicle, or snowmobile. Phone: 906-483-4831 or Toll Free: 888-531.0779. Houghton Power sports is located just west of Highway 26 at 1550 Brickyard Lane, Houghton MI 49931
Iron Mountain Powersports, a full service dealer offering a large rental fleet of boats, ATV's, and snowmobiles.
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