It’s the other Michigan. The Upper Peninsula is as north as it gets for Michigan, both geographically and aesthetically. A region where tourism has replaced mining as the prime economic activity, the Upper Peninsula runs at a slower pace than the rest of the state.
Surrounded by Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron and the forests of Wisconsin and Ontario, the U.P. is a wilderness getaway. Calling themselves “Yoopers,” U.P. residents make up only 4 percent of Michigan’s population.