Top Attractions in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Dig deeper into the history
Much of the history of the area revolves around mining. Learn about the boom and decline at these sites.
Fayette Historic State Park On the south shore of the UP, explore eerie remains of an iron-smelting town (pictured). Camping and recreation also available, near Fayette (906/644-2603; michigan.gov/fayette).
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park Costumed interpreters re-create life at this restored 1844 military outpost and one of the first lighthouses on Lake Superior near Copper Harbor. Camping and day-use facilities available (906/289-4215; michigan.gov/dnr).
Keweenaw National Historical Park Sites related to the UP copper mining boom days scatter across the Keweenaw Peninsula (906/337-3168; nps.gov/kewe).