UPPER PENNINSULA

Must See and Do

Pictured Rocks

Miner's Beach

Oswald's Bear Ranch

Tahquamenon State Park - Lower and Upper Falls

Grand Marais

We took a week and drove to the Upper Peninsula.

We stayed at an Airbnb in Paradise

It was a good base to do day trips.

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Tahquamenon Falls

One day we did the Upper and Lower Falls of Tahquamenon Falls.  These were beautiful and close together.  We had a late lunch and beer at the Tahquamenon Falls Brewery and Pub.  There are a lot of activities and trails you can do here.  Braelynn was just over 1 year old at the time so we were limited but still had blast.

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Oswald's Bear Ranch

Also on this same day we checked out Oswald's Bear Ranch since it was near Tahquamenon Falls.
You can pay extra to get your picture taken with a bear cub!
Lots of bears all over this ranch.
Some will swim, some will nap, and some will play!

 
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Miner's Beach

This beach is beautiful
It is along Lake Superior so the water is a bit colder but the view is spectacular.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

This was a great way to view this landmark.
There are boat and kayak tours as well but given Braelynn's age we viewed it at Miner's Castle.

 

GRAND MARAIS

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A Lookout of Lake Superior

I loved this town!
Had a downtown, places to view the water, and just a beach town feel

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Grand Marais Harbor Beach

The flies were bad on Lake Superior this day so we found this beach on the bay.  It was calm and sandy.  Perfect for Braelynn's age!