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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Munising
#1 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
If, however, you love campfires, hiking, a pristine beach, the largest freshwater lake in the world, and nature, but aren't quite ready for "outback" camping - then you will LOVE Twelvemile Beach.
While they are a must-see, there are also lots of trails, waterfalls, rock formations, beaches, sand dunes and other sights in the park that you can reach overland.
Presque Isle River Ontonagon
#2 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
Make sure you travel to the western end of Porcupine Mountains State Park to see the Presque Isle river hike and the 3 waterfalls that appear within a one mile stretch of the river leading out to Lake Superior.
Nice hiking trails and a great place to indulge in outdoor recreation, enjoyment of nature or mindful meditation.
Presque Isle Park Marquette
#3 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
You can hike the many miles of trails, you can walk out on the breakwall to get great views, you can go to a beach, you can launch a kayak, you can just sit on a park bench and watch the world go by.
The nature, the scenery, the sunsets!! are all beautiful!! Make sure you watch the sunset on the west side of the island.
Sugarloaf Mountain Marquette
#4 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
Parking can be a challenge at times but there is available parking along the highway with a wide shoulder for cars to park it's well worth the trip if you're in the area bring some type of a windbreaker a lot of t...
After loving the beautiful views at the peak, we came down the slow way and were SO much more able to enjoy the beauty of the park and trail.
Miners Castle Rock Munising
#5 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
Miners Castle is one of the most famous landmarks along the Pictured Rocks shoreline, and is the only cliff area in the park accessible by vehicle.
The ride on Lake Superior, communing with nature and feeling the wind in our faces... we had to wonder what the early settlers, natives and excavators thought when they encountered this haunting profile carved in...
Bond Falls Ontonagon
#6 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
There are lovely little trails along both sides of the river (lots of steps and rocks, but fun if you're up for a little clambering about!), and a nice picnic/park area at the top.
This state park and waterfalls is an absolute jewel and thousands every year flock here to see the beauty and fun to be had here.
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Chapel Rock and Beach Munising
#7 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
The approximately 5 mile trail along the coast provides beautiful views of the cliffs as well as taking you over the highest point in the park, Portal Point.
However, each season, every year, it is one of the most scenic, striking and spectacular of nature walks.
Lake of the Clouds Ontonagon
#8 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
You can drive right to the park and park your vehicle and a very short 300 foot walk up a slight paved grade and you can see what I believe to be one of the most beautiful sight in Michigan.
Located in the Porcupine State Park, the Lake of the Clouds is a must see stop.
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Ontonagon
#9 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
... City a few miles away), popup camping in the two campgrounds, backpacking, or snow skiing, you will find, like we do, the Porcupine Mountains State Park to be a wonderful place in the western U.P. A true gem.
There are several other short walk areas throughout the park that have boardwalks to some view of waterfalls or rivers, however there are also some paths and trails for the hikers that go down to lakes or rivers a...
Tahquamenon Falls State Park Paradise
#10 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
You are surrounded by beauty; amazing views of the river, beautiful vegetation, wonderful hiking trails that include various park-maintained bridges, stairs, and a handful of boardwalks in various low places where...
This is one of the nicest wooded parks we've camp at in the U.P. Places to definitely visit: Oswald's Bear Ranch The Fish House in Paradise A MUST**Pictured Rocks, do the cruise to see the whole shoreline Scenic f...
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) Manistique
#11 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
It’s a beautiful setting that gives you a new appreciation for the wonders of nature and the value of experiencing it oneself, as well as preserving it for future generations.
Beautiful Natural Spring we stopped to visit on the way back home from a trip to the U.P. If you have a Michigan State Park sticker you can get in free and it's a short walk to the raft from the parking lot.
Lakenenland Sculpture Park Marquette
#12 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
He has provided a park with a pavilion, a huge stone fireplace, restrooms, a bog walk, a free stage for musicians and free entertainment on weekends AND all this FOR FREE!! Now hopefully visitors will respectfully...
Stop in and see this unique park.....and by the way it is free, but there is a donation box at the exit, we donated as it was well worth it.
Palms Book State Park Manistique
#13 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
Located within Palms Book State Park; the Big Spring is an amazing natural wonder.
This is a must see for the Nature Lover a truly unique example of the Forces of Nature.
Tahquamenon Falls Paradise
#14 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
Lots of trails thru the park, bathrooms, to the falls, a restaurant, and I just read that there's a gift shop, little beach where you can rent rowboats to see the falls from close up and at different angle.
As always the fall were a great place to visit , a lot of wlking and a lot of stairs but well worth the effort to see nature at her finest
Mackinac Island State Park Mackinac Island
#15 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
... but easy walking/biking, very peaceful, well laid out amenities, many signs for history of the island, variety of vegetation and trees, and well marked trails made it a very enjoyable time spent in the park.
It includes things like the Governor’s summer residence, Anne’s Tablet, Skull Cave, Marquette Park, Scout Barracks, Cass Monument, Dwightwood Springs, Arch Rock, cemeteries, forts and more.
Fayette Historic State Park Garden
#16 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
Kudos to the Michigan State Park Department for the preservation of this wonderful historic treasure.
Fayette Historic State Park requires a visitors pass for entry (pay $11 for the annual pass for your vehicle and gain entry into all Michigan State Parks for free for the entire year!)
Sand Point Beach Munising
#17 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
Arch Rock Mackinac Island
#18 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
The park is just stunning to walk through (would highly recommend to those who are able) and is very serene.
One can climb the stairs to view the arch from a different perspective (or bike the nature trail) as well.
Miners Falls Munising
#19 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
Fun little hike, climbed down and get into nature, excellent.
out of all the falls in the park this is a relatively short walk and the falls are beautiful.
Wagner Falls Munising
#20 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
Couldn’t find a safe place to park, lots of snow this year!
Beauty of nature at its best.
Bridge View Park Saint Ignace
#21 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
Awesome view of the “Mighty Mac..” Love coming here and enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the sights and sounds of nature.
Great place to stop and enjoy the view the bridge is beautiful and the park is gorgeous kept nice and clean landscaped wonderfully relax and take some photos
Seney National Wildlife Refuge Seney
#22 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
The naturalists at the visitors center we chatty and knowledgable, suggesting we return for the nature bus trip later that evening...would've like to, but had miles to go.
The nature center is a great spot for education and information; it also had a little gift shop to buy books and souvenirs.
The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk Manistique
#23 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
Park in the lot adjacent to the river and follow the boardwalk to the east breakwater at the end of which you will find Manistique East Breakwater Lighthouse.
Also some interesting facts about nature and wildlife along Lake Michigan on visitor information panels.
Munising Falls Munising
#24 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
When you find yourself in Michigan's gorgeous natural Upper Peninsula - be sure to take a few moments to drive 5 minutes from city center, park your car and walk 2-5 minute then...voila, you experience the gorgeou...
Hiking trails if you want to hike, or park in the parking lot and take the path to the waterfall.
Museum Ship Valley Camp Sault Ste. Marie
#25 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
Fort Wilkins State Park Copper Harbor
#26 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
From kayaking on Lake Fanny Hooe, to exploring the fort, to walks and bike rides on the trails, this park doesn’t disappoint.
... end of an old army rd that runs all the way to florida great restoration on old buildings and great guides there during summer State park with campground also See the northern lights there when sky is clear
The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World Mackinac Island
#27 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
This is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of nature and it is a thrill for children.
Great place for young kids to experience nature!
Straits State Park Saint Ignace
#28 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
Sault Ste Marie, and Canada, 50 miles north, Brimley State Park on Lake Superior, the Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point on Lake Superior, Tahquamenon Falls State Park to the west and Oswald's Bear Ranch are just...
Our site was the best in the park! Steps to the sandy beach, awesome view of the bridge, very nice, modern and clean bathrooms.
Copper Peak Ironwood
#29 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
Ludington Park Escanaba
#30 of 178 Nature & Parks in Upper Peninsula
Ludington Park is huge, and offers many opportunities for swimming, boating, picnicking, sun bathing, kite flying......beautiful setting, tree shaded, playground for the kids, biking trails, all around great summe...
There are tennis and volleyball courts, a wonderful play area for kids, great beach area, walking/biking trails, a stage and seating for music venues, and gorgeous older homes that overlook the park.