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Free T-Shirt Contest!

This contest has wrapped up (congrats to Lynn Dyal of Drummond Island for winning!) but make sure to follow me on Facebook for your chance to enter the next (much more valuable) contest! ———————————————————————————————————————- Hey there and thanks for reading! To celebrate surpassing 4,000 fans on Facebook, I’m giving away a “Things to do in […]

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The Pictured Rocks Expert – An Interview with Bill Thompson

Tips from a Pictured Rocks Veteran Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is without a doubt one of the most scenic shorelines in the entire United States, and probably the world. I’ve driven along both U.S. Highway 1 along the California coast and the Great Ocean Road in Australia and I have to say that Pictured Rocks is right […]

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“Does it Cost $$ to Jump off Blackrocks in the Upper Peninsula?”

Does it Cost $$ to Jump Off Blackrocks? Over the past few months, people have been finding my site by searching the Internet to find out if it costs money to jump off of Blackrocks. Last month, seventeen people found this website that way. Interesting, eh? Well, here’s your answer… Nope! Happily, you can jump off […]

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The Upper Peninsula – One Area Code, Two Time Zones

Most of you are aware of this tiny bit of key information, but unfortunately some poor souls I met while traveling the Upper Peninsula this summer were not. (They were hoping to get from Iron Mountain to Munising for a Pictured Rocks sunset cruise and missed the boat because of the time zone issue.) Are […]

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I Got Sick

PERSONAL UPDATE I apologize for the lack of activity around here lately. It seems that my immune system has been battling a fierce pack of tiny rhinoceroses (rhinocerii?) for three weeks and the time I usually spend writing about the Upper Peninsula (around midnight) has been replaced by much needed sleep. My Dad thought maybe […]

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Welcome to Things to do in the U.P.! I’ve been busy doing things the last few weeks and now it’s time to get this party started! Expect at least one new thing a week from here on out! For the “how this site works” stuff, check out my About Things to do in the U.P. […]

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