The New Midwest Vacation
More adventure: Michigan and Minnesota
Majestic wilderness, the sort crowded out by development elsewhere, survives on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a 250-mile-long wedge of forests, waterfalls, lakes and rugged Great Lakes coasts. Whether it's a hike on 90 miles of trails in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park or a trip along the storied Tahquamenon River (left), the experiences of a lifetime await.
Canoe and camp in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the chain of lakes and streams along the Minnesota/Canada border. Or check into an area lakeside lodge for a not-too-rugged adventure (canoeing and fishing by day; fine dining at night).