Tags : upper peninsula

Legendary RV Destinations: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Whether seeking to escape the heat, check out amazing fall colors, or take a unique winter adventure, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has plenty to offer — especially Munising and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the UP. Something just happens when you drive across the five miles of the Mackinac Bridge and find yourself in the […]Read More

Bigfoot, The Dogman and the Paulding Light

Every part of the country has it's share of myths and mysteries about monsters and spooky phenomenon. But Michigan seems to have more than its share. We had fun on one of our RV trips talking about three of the state's most famous legends and I recall and show some clips from some of the […]Read More

Serendipity travel with no reservations

We love Serendipity Traveling…with no reservations and no set-in-stone agenda. That's our preferred RV Lifestyle method of exploring. Come along with us on a beautiful day in Michigan's Upper Peninsula as we meander from Lake Michigan to Lake Superior. Granted, there are times when we are on a schedule and have to be somewhere at […]Read More

From the 2018 Roadtreking Winter Campout

This year's annual winter campout at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula has brought dozens of campers from all across the country to0 a winter wonderland of beautiful forests blanketed in over two feet of snow. Although the event was scheduled just from Friday through Sunday, most arrived early. Pretty much the […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: Junkyard Art in Michigan

A  trip took us to the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan’s upper peninsula. Our way home took us along M-28, on the southern shore of Lake Superior, where we passed a colorful metal sign advertising “Junkyard Art.”  Pulling off into a surprisingly large parking area, we chuckled at a sign that said, ‘Donations welcome but not […]Read More

Boondocking across Michigan’s UP

It's been a week without plugging into electricity as we've traveled across the UP, enjoying the beautiful colors and staying in remote or near empty state and federal campgrounds. And it's been glorious. We spent four days with a group of other Roadtrekers in the primitive (no hookups) Presque Isle campground in the Porcupine Mountains […]Read More

The Upper Peninsula in Fall

In Michigan's Upper Peninsula, autumn means an explosion of colors, cool temperatures, gorgeous sunsets and a special time to enjoy the beauty of God's country. That's why we scheduled our Roadtreking Fall Foliage Boondocking Adventure for October, held in the Porcupine Wilderness State Park. We arrived in peak color and experienced wildly fluctuating temperature. On […]Read More

RV Destinations: Across the Top of the Great Lakes

Sharon and I were looking for new roads and sights as we came east to the Kitchener Roadtrek factory and went back out west, and we were richly rewarded by routing our trip over the top of the Great Lakes coming and going. It's not the fastest way on the biggest road, but we are […]Read More

Mike’s Top 5 Places to Visit in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

If you are a regular reader, you know Jennifer and I love to RV across Michigan's pristine Upper Peninsula – the UP – where big towns simply aren’t, and the scenery is jaw-dropping gorgeous with lots of forests, lakes and streams and, of course, the Big Lake, Superior, which some say is the coldest, deepest fresh […]Read More

RVing into the Arctic Vortex, Part 2

It took two days and 700 miles – all of it in the face of bitter cold and most of it on snow covered and slippery roads – but we finally made it to Minnesota and saw not a single other RV on the road. “They don't know what they are missing.” I said to […]Read More

Michigan’s UP in the fall and Twelvemile Beach

This is the time to “come up to da UP,” as the Yoopers like to say. The flies and mosquitoes are gone, so are the crowds and the whole peninsula is bursting with bright yellows and reds as the annual fall foliage change explodes the hardwoods into jaw-dropping displays. And the sunsets are to die […]Read More

Howling for Wolves in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

One of the reasons so many RVers love Michigan's Upper Peninsula is because of all the wildlife. And in recent years, the chance, albeit slim, of seeing a wolf has been at least a possibility that has made the place pretty exciting. For the introduction of the grey wolf into Michigan's Upper Peninsula is one […]Read More

An RV visit to Michigan’s UP

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a small motorhome owner’s delight, with little bays, promontories, nooks and wilderness crannies to explore in the up-close style that Class B RVers prefer. We visit the UP in all seasons, several times a year. Our favorite was this past February when, on one of the 12 sites they plow at […]Read More

Happy Campers at Hog Island Point

Like there’s more to a book than the cover, there’s more to a name than you might think. Such it is with the Hog Island Point State Forest Campground  in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We tried this ingloriously named little campground on the Fourth of July weekend, when most campgrounds are filled to capacity. Not this […]Read More

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Grand Marais

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore from Mike Wendland on Vimeo. The heat wave that enveloped the nation's midsection this summer was just the excuse we needed to pack up the Roadtrek and head north, nearly 400 miles from our suburban Detroit home to one of the most spectacular stretches of undeveloped wilderness coastline found anywhere in […]Read More

On-the-road connectivity is an issue

I've been largely pleased with using my iPad to create a Verizon wireless WiFi hotspot for on-the-road Internet. Until this past weekend, that is,  when I basically went off-the-grid in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. While I have had 3G connectivity in the tiny town of Grand Marais, it seems to go in and out as the […]Read More

In Michigan’s U.P. – No black flies (yet)

We're on the shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, MI and I should have known the gorgeous weather and postcard-picture Lake Superior sunset we watched  last night comes with a cost when the campground manager asked if I wanted to be in the Fourth of July parade. “What would I do.” I asked. “The […]Read More