When we see a huge increase of inquiries like we have this year, that gives us a very good idea of what kind of summer it’s going to be, according to UP Travel and Recreation Executive Director Tom Nemacheck. People started inquiring as early as December, and the social media activity is extremely high. Folks are ready to get outdoors and do things, we’re tired of being home all the time.

The places they are seeing the most searches for right now are Sault Ste. Marie, Mackinac Island, Porcupine Mountains, the Keweenaw Peninsula and the Copper Harbor area. If you are planning an excursion to the UP be aware that lodging is not booked up yet, but campgrounds are filling up fast. And with the demand going up and with what businesses have had to go through the past year, prices will probably be a little higher.

ABC12 reports

Lake Linden Campground said reservations began as early as February, and the campsite is opening for the season next week to accommodate the high volume of reservations. This means making reservations shouldn’t be a last-minute task. “If you have specific type lodging you’d like to stay in, all we would say is as soon as you have your dates locked down start looking at the lodging and make a reservation.”

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There is so much to see and do in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Camping, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Canoeing, the Waterfalls and so many beautiful sites to experience. Going up north in our state is like venturing into another world. The vibe and the beauty of nature can be quite captivating in the UP. And you certainly have a lot to explore, as the end of the road at the very top of Michigan, Copper Harbor is about a nine hour drive from mid-Michigan. Between here and there, you can explore to your hearts desire.


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