Reasons to Visit the Upper Peninsula of Michigan On Your Next RV Trip 355

Michigan is one of those midwestern states that has a whole heck of a lot to offer. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan, for me, takes this up a notch even more. It’s a unique land mass surrounded on three sides by the Great Lakes and offers beautiful forests and nature areas that any outdoor lover is bound to enjoy.

While going to the Western United States can give you some unforgettable places to visit, you shouldn’t overlook the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Here are some reasons why.

Amazing Wildlife

One osprey sits in a nest while another one comes in for a landing. Garden, MI, USA.

If you’re a wildlife lover, then you should really get to the Upper Peninsula as soon as possible. The area is home to a wide variety of animals, including moose, black bears, cougars, gray and red foxes, bobcats, hundreds of bird species and much more.

Any of the state parks, waterfalls, and recreation areas in the Upper Peninsula will be great spots for wildlife sightings. Keep your eyes peeled while you’re visiting and you’re bound to see some amazing animals.

Beautiful Views

Chapel Rock is battered by crashing waves from Lake Superior at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (Chapel Rock is battered by crashing waves from Lake Superior at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Penins

From beautiful sandy lake beaches to dense forests and even breathtaking waterfalls, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has some of the most beautiful spots to see in the entire country. For some, it may even feel like you’re in a completely different country altogether. Be sure to bring a camera or be ready to take plenty of snapshots with your phone.

Spots like Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Bond Falls, and the Black River Harbor Recreation Area all offer some unforgettable views and those are just three spots. There are many, many more to see. Stop in at any state park or nature preserve and you’re bound to find something amazing.

Plenty of Places to Stay

Sunset fire along the beautiful beach of Lake Superior in northern Michigan.

RVers are welcome in the Upper Peninsula. No matter where you decide to be in this area of the state you’re bound to find a wonderful place to park your rig and stay the night or longer. Campgrounds are plentiful and you should find other like-minded travelers, too.

Some places that come highly recommended include Aune-Osborn CampgroundLoons Point RV Park and Campground, and Munising / Pictured Rocks KOA. However, there are many more should those not be what you’re looking for.


Have you visited Michigan’s Upper Peninsula? What reasons would you give for visiting the area in an RV? Leave a comment below!

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