You're set to take that special summer trip over the Mackinac Bridge but where are the spots your family must see to feel like you've had a complete Upper Peninsula travel experience?

The question came up recently on the You're Not "Up North" until you cross the Mackinac Bridge!!! Facebook page.

Here are 5 can't miss suggestions:

  • 1

    Soo Locks

    Sault Ste Marie

    Take a cruise through the locks the same way the big lakers do.

  • 2

    The Big Spring

    Kitch-iti-kipi

    You can see for ever in this crystal clear spring inside a state park.

  • 3

    Eat a Pasty

    UP-Wide

    Ask a Yooper who makes the best pasty and you'll be opening up a can of worms. Just don't ask whether to top with gravy or ketchup.

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  • 4

    Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

    Munising

    Take a cruise from the southernmost spot on Lake Superior to the most picturesque area on any Great Lake - not that we're biased.

  • 5

    Copper Peak Ski Jump

    Ironwood

    Don't even think about jumping, but you can take a walk up hundreds of stairs in the summer to get an unmatched vista of the area.