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Sault Ste. Marie and Eastern UP

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A visit to the Upper Peninsula is synonymous with getting back to nature, making the eastern U.P. a not-to-be-missed destination. Known as the Great Waters region, the EUP offers nature lovers and adventure seekers endless opportunities to explore picturesque locales with a full range of hands-on excitement. Whether one craves a quiet walk through a forest or the rush of wind on the face while taking flight on a mountain bike, Great Waters offers the right mix of serenity and adventure.
The Great Waters is the place where three of the Great Lakes converge – Michigan, Huron, and Superior. These inland seas undergo awe-inspiring mood changes, showcasing tumultuous whitecaps one day and glassy calm the next, much to the delight of visitors who take to the water atop kayaks, canoes, tour boats, and fishing vessels.

Eastern UP Land of Adventure

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If land adventure is more your speed, hiking trails abound and bicycles are a welcome mode of transport. Great Waters is also a place of great contrasts. Nationally-renowned sites, like Tahquamenon Falls, are featured alongside lesser known treasures, like Crisp Point Lighthouse. While one is sure to find fine dining and first class accommodations in some areas of Great Waters, others are more aptly enjoyed with a tent and campfire.
The Great Waters features 33 different locations on “trails” that are actually driving routes. Places identified on the trails offer something special to travelers whose favorite pastimes pull them outside where they can appreciate waterborne adventures, scenic vistas, and clandestine encounters with wildlife. Not surprisingly, culture and history are also major themes along the routes, since the U.P.’s history of logging and shipping are forever bound with its natural environment. For a detailed look at the natural attractions of the Great Waters region, log on to and plan your next adventure.