Announcing Snowburst 2013

Jen Varecha from Mountain View Lodges was kind enough to write a guest post about a fun event coming up in the Porcupine Mountains. Read the post below for all the details. Enter Jen… It seems we are a society always looking for things to do.  But as we begin 2013, let’s remember to also […]

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#51 – Grab Lunch at The Upper Crust Cafe Bakery and Deli

Lunch at the Upper Crust Deli Back when I wrote about “Manistique’s Best Kept Secret,” I mentioned The Upper Crust Café Bakery and Deli. It really is a wonderful place that you should get familiar with. Trust me on this one. Located in the Trader’s Point area of Manistique (right on the river), The Upper […]

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#50 – Time for dessert at Midtown Bakery

Visiting during the winter months is my favorite. When it’s dark earlier in the evening, the dim lights and fogged windows in Negaunee’s Midtown Bakery are exactly what winter should feel like. Especially before the holidays, the decorations in the bakery complete the feeling. There’s something about the colorful fence decorations inside the bakery and […]

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8 U.P. Winter Activities! (for Non-Outdoorsy People)

Lucy Hough is currently enrolled in the English Master’s program at Northern Michigan University  and writes frequently  for other cool Upper Peninsula publications like U.P. Second Wave. I’m happy to have brought her on to Things to do in the U.P. as a contributor, so you’ll likely be seeing posts from her here on a fairly […]

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What the Heck is a Yurt?

Lets talk about yurts, shall we? Up until a few years ago, I’d never heard of a yurt. And since I get tons of comments and questions each time I post a photo of a yurt on my Facebook page, I thought I’d give you the basics. A yurt is essentially a fancy tent that […]

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Manistique’s Best Kept Secret

Trader’s Point – Manistique’s Best Kept Secret You see, I recently stumbled upon a little spot in Manistique I never knew existed. This surprised me, because I’ve driven through the town nearly 200 times. (I went to college at CMU and Manistique was on the way.) The good people of Manistique aren’t trying to hide […]

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