Pure Michigan shouted out on Facebook that My.Weather.com just published its top seven, hand-picked and domestic “Coolest, Most Overlooked Summer Vacation Destinations” — and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula made the cut! The Hamptons is out: the U.P. is in! Go Yoopers! Michigan Bed and Breakfast inns invite you to mix it up with the luxury and comfort they offer– and the vast outdoor experience of the U.P.
According to MyWeather.com, this is what’s cool about the U.P.
* An average July high of 73 degrees;
* More than 150 waterfalls, 40 lighthouses and a terrain that’s perect for camping, boating, fishing and other outdoor activities; and
* 1,700 miles of shoreline along three of the nation’s five Great Lakes.
While MyWeather.com regards the glass-bott0m boat shipwreck tours out of Munising as a “most adventurous” activity, a reader countered within minutes of publication that the copper mine tours in the Keewanaw Peninsula are equally exciting. Then there’s Tahquamenon Falls in Newberry, the Soo Locks at Saulte Sainte Marie…. and so much more.
Upper Peninsula summer bursts with festivals and special events.
Woodtick Muskc Festival, Powers, August 4 – 7
Hummungus Fungus Fest, Crystal Falls, August 11 -14
Antique Wooden Boat Show, Hessel, August 13
Heritage Celebration, Calumet, August 15 – 20
Upper Peninsula State Fair, Escanaba, August 15-21
Mackinac Island Music Fesitval, Makcinac Island, August 16 – 18
Mackinac Island Fudge Festival, Mackinac Island, August 19-20
7th Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, Ontonagon, August 26-28
Much of the beauty of the U.P. is that it’s rugged, wild and, in some places, truly untamed. So when it’s time to relax with a glass of wine at the end of the day and lay down your head after a glorious Northern Michigan sunset, the “better way to stay” is a bed and breakfast inn. Oh yeah.
The Lake to Lake-member inns in the U.P. invite you to enjoy a stay with them. Quality, comfort, cleanliness and your safety are guaranteed. Choose from the fine inns featured on the association’s website. If you’re traveling through Lower Michigan to get to the U.P., be sure to select a quality-assured member B&B by region or by city for a better stay along the way.