The Upper Peninsula
Michigan's Upper Peninsula is unique for its rich local history and color, beautiful landscape and scenery, and abundance of natural resources. The Keweenaw area is a wonderful environment for all ages. It provides well for those with active lifestyles, as there are numerous cross-country trails, ski/snowboarding hills, and bike routes, and it incorporates the performing arts throughout the area with the help of historic and beautiful venues such as the Calumet Theatre in Calumet and the Rosza Center for the Performing Arts on Michigan Technological University's campus. Given that there is always something going on, planning your trip to the U.P. is simple. Please find below, listed by county, things to do when you're not attending Pine Mountain performances, lodging, and dining.
See a show at the historic Calumet Theatre, get a little background on the area by visiting the Houghton County Historical Museum, find out about the Keweenaw heritage sites from the Keweenaw National Historical Park, and dine out at wonderful local restaurants such as The Ambassador Restaurant, 5th and Elm, or The Michigan House Cafe and Brew Pub!
Michigan's most populous county contains the largest city in the U.P., Marquette. Home to Northern Michigan University, the city is culturally abundant and beautifully surrounded by Lake Superior. Go for a run or take a walk on the shoreline path down to Presque Isle Park, see a show at the Lake Superior Theatre, or dine out at high class restaurants like L'Attitude Cafe and Bistro.
Michigan's youngest county, Dickinson includes Iron Mountain, Norway, and Kingsford. While in town for PMMF, check out the "Festival of the Arts" featuring "Art for All" and "Out to Lunch," as well as professional entertainment from the "Detroit Symphony." Norway's Jake Menghini Historical Museum is set up as a little town and is a great way to learn about the area through different displays and on foot. Iron Mountain also has many local attractions, from an alpaca farm/gift shop to the iron mine.
For more events and event information, check out Dickinson County's Calendar of Events.
For more visitor information, please visit Dickinson County's website.