Jutting out into Lake Superior, the Upper Peninsular Michigan is a fascinating place to visit for those people who love the great outdoors. Settled in the past by large groups of people from the Nordic countries, there are still communities to this day that have Finnish or Swedish speaking people, and this only adds to the uniqueness of the area. The best way to truly experience the wonder of this region, is to stay in a holiday rental cottage in Upper Peninsular Michigan. Away from the tourist crowds, it is possible to enjoy a vacation at your own pace, whilst all the time being surrounded by creature comforts including television, cable and a fully-fitted kitchen. Some self catering accommodation in Upper Peninsular Michigan may also have internet access.
The great outdoors will play a central role in the activities that can be experienced during a holiday in Upper Peninsular Michigan, and the obvious starting point, is Lake Superior. This vast expanse of water is home to a number of water-based activities such as diving, fishing, water skiing, wind surfing and swimming. Away from the lake there are huge areas of protected forest which make inviting places to take hikes, go mountain biking and horse riding.
There are an incredible number of attractions that could be visited during a holiday in Upper Peninsular Michigan, and it would quite literally be impossible to see them all. There are a number of lighthouses, of which the Marquette Lighthouse is one of the more well known. In the past, the area was also extensively mined, and several of these are open to visits including the Iron Mountain Iron Mine. Add into this all manner of other attractions such as fairgrounds, museums and art galleries in the towns and cities, and there is certainly no shortage of things to do!
The winters in Upper Peninsular Michigan can be long and cold, due to its northerly position and proximity to mountains. The daylight hours are also shorter during the winter, and snowfall can reach 200cm per year. Due to strong winds, white-outs can strike across the lake with very little notice. During the summer, the weather is warmer, with temperatures of 24 degrees Celsius being achieved. Rainfall does and can occur at any time, but rarely exceeds 100mm per month.
People intending to travel to their holiday rental cottage in Upper Peninsular Michigan from Europe, will need to arrange connecting flights, as nothing will fly directly here. Perhaps the best idea, would be to fly into New York (JFK) on British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR). From JFK, a connecting flight on Delta could be taken through to Minneapolis (MSP). Having arrived here, the best course of action would be to hire a car for the duration of the holiday in Upper Peninsular Michigan.