In February the International 500 Snowmobile Race in Sault Ste. Marie celebrates 50 yrs of the endurance event on its 1-mile oval ice track – the only one in the country and with “banked turns that would make NASA queasy,” touts the race’s promoters. more

Jan 31, 2018 8:43 AM Michigan



Most people have the wrong impression about winter in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, Julie Sprenger insists. more

Dec 22, 2017 10:44 AM Michigan



Packed with stunning scenery and boasting more than 2,500 miles of well-marked trails, the Upper Peninsula has long drawn admiration from avid snowmobilers. more

Dec 22, 2017 10:36 AM Michigan


Erik Frosh

Looking across from Munising to Grand Island or even passing in a guided Pictured Rocks cruise by its iconic East Channel Lighthouse, you’d probably never guess that a good way to get to know this remote, intriguing spot is by bus. more

Oct 20, 2017 4:55 PM Michigan


Fresh Coast Film Festival

If you’re thinking of heading to the Fresh Coast Film Festival in Marquette this fall, here are three things you should know. more

Oct 18, 2017 10:30 AM Michigan


Konnie LeMay / Lake Superior Magazine

Marquette is joining Duluth and Thunder Bay in becoming an impressive “foodie” town. Especially downtown, it seems almost every block has two or more tasty options. Just to pique your appetite, we are offering three suggestions: more

Oct 17, 2017 9:13 AM Michigan


Daniel Bennett

From the ashes of the past, Michigan's Upper Peninsula raised Its brownstone monuments that still stand as tributes to its quarried history. more

Oct 11, 2017 1:03 PM Michigan

Ironwood Draws Art and Theater Downtown

Courtesy Peg Sandin

To see how much Lake Superior influences local artists, one need only walk into Ironwood’s Downtown Art Place, a community art center that represents 40 regional artists. more

Apr 1, 2017 12:00 AM Michigan

The Ford Bungalow: Keweenaw Bay’s Secret Oasis

Tia Osweiler

Henry Ford’s secluded retreat in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan thrives today as a waterfront inn. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Michigan

Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum Expands

Courtesy Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum

Slednerds and slednecks can find snowmobile history heaven in Naubinway, Michigan, at the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum. A 36-by-76-foot building addition brings the number of displays to 180 unique and prototype sleds stretching back decades. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Michigan

Quincy Smelter, Last of Its Kind

Scott See

Frequent visitors to the Keweenaw Peninsula all seem to know the Quincy Mine with its towering Shaft House. Lesser known, but also historically significant, is the Quincy Smelter off M-26 on the shore of the Keweenaw Waterway in Hancock. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Michigan

Rock Harbor Lodge

Courtesy Guys & Dolls Photography

What if you want to enjoy Isle Royale, but don’t like camping or don’t have the first clue about surviving a night outdoors? No problem. Check in to Michigan’s most remote lodge and the only operating hotel on the island. more

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Michigan

Copper Peak

Courtesy Copper Peak

Recently I asked Lauren Larsen about how he came to design what was once the tallest – and only – ski-flying facility in the western hemisphere. The story of Michigan's Copper Peak begins in 1968. more

Dec 12, 2014 11:37 AM Michigan

A Visit to Tahquamenon Falls Country

Thomas Brouwer

Near the naturally dark waters of the Tahquamenon River, you'll find waterfalls, good beer, friendly bears, shipwreck history, adventure and beauty. more

Oct 1, 2014 12:00 AM Michigan

Downtown Houghton

Brockit Inc.

Pulling off an entrepreneurial miracle, Houghton managed to make a party – a profitable party – out of what might have been a miserable economic situation when U.S. Highway 41, running on the downtown’s two main streets, was reconstructed. more

Jun 1, 2014 12:00 AM Michigan

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