upperpenisula Photos & Videos

5 days ago

Home after nine days and over 1,200 miles through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Not being a native Michigander, my first U.P. experience was last year...just a long weekend to Marquette for the U.P. Fall Beerfest, but I fell instantly in love with the vast openess and natural beauty of the area and knew I wanted to see more. I've been planning this year's trip pretty much since I left last year. Munising, Porcupine Mountains, Houghton, Eagle River, Copper Harbor, Marquette...and a few places in between, Northern Lights, the Milky Way, an eagle sighting, multiple deer & wild turkey... but sadly no moose or bear, 😉 Lake Superior, Lake Michigan & Lake Huron, hiking, mountains, cliffs & forests, lots of great eats & drinks, another beerfest, 🍺 and countless memories. I'm not sure that Michigan is the last place i will ever live in my lifetime, but I do know that wherever I land, I will return to the U.P. because it will forever hold a special place in my ♥️ #upperpenisula #upmichigan #upnorth #upnorthmichigan #906 #northernmichigan #puremichigan #mittenstate #greatlakesstate #greatlakes #lakesuperior #lakemichigan #lakehuron #nature #cliffs #forests #travelgram #escape #outside #greatoutdoors #roadtrip #travelgram #wander #explore #roamtheplanet #landscape #natureshot #travelphotography #lisaeatsanddrinks

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1 week ago

Seasons changing fast,two weeks to fall,all that's blooming is getting ready to sleep for another freezing cold #michigan #winter ,the unforgettable color of #goldenrod paints the #countryside with all the fall beauty of changing leaves,all the splendid array of colors that make fall a wonderful time of year,enjoy the last of summer,and the beginning of fall. #fallinmichigan #fallcolors #oaktrees #mapletrees #hickorytrees #whitepine #bluespruce #hemlock #elderberry #redpine #sugarpine #redmaple #grapevinyard #sportsman #outdoorsman #woodsman #bushcraft #northernmichigan #michiganhunting #upperpenisula

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🍺 Pregaming for the U.P. Fall Beerfest @blackrocksbrewery with Phantsé a Chardonnay barrel aged beer with black currants 🍺 @oredockbrewing with Huggy Bear Brown a sour brown ale aged 11 months in red wine barrels with MI 🍒 🍺 @barrelandbeam with Sahti a farmhouse ale brewed with barley & rye malts, empire hops & juniper 🍺 #beer #craftbeer #mibeer #barrelaged #barrelagedbeer #farmhouseale #fruitbeer #sourbeer #brownale #beerporn #beerme #beerstagram #brewery #taproom #willtravelforbeer #UPFBF #beerfest #friyay #906day #upperpenisula #upmichigan #upnorth #upnorthmichigan #906 #puremichigan #mittenstate #lisaeatsanddrinks #greatlakesstate #lakesuperior #marquette

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We completely rebuilt Da Beach Cabin about 5 years ago. It was an old camp that had treated a few special families well over the years. One time, one of the old owners daughters stopped by and shared some memories. She said that the hose was 3 smaller buildings that they combined together. This corner used to have a door to one of the bedrooms but we closed it off and put this nice large window in. It is now a cornerstone of the inside space. #adventurecabin #laclabellemichigan #mountbohemia #upperpenisula #keweenawpeninsula #puremichigan #northcountrycabin #vacationrental #michiganvacationrental #michigankayaking

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1 week ago

Happy to be back to one of Michigan’s best, and one of my personal favorite brewers of farmhouse and barrel aged beer @barrelandbeam with Trio! 🙌This lovely, pink hued beauty of a beer is loaded with raspberry, blueberry, cocoa nibs and wild yeast! Silky smooth with a little funk makes this a perfect sipper on a gorgeous U.P. night ✨ #beer #craftbeer #mibeer #farmhouseale #sourbeer #barrelagedbeer #funkybeer #fruitbeer #milkthefunk #beerporn #beerme #beerstagram #brewery #taproom #willtravelforbeer #MQTCraftBeerWeek #UPFBF #beerfest #upperpenisula #upmichigan #upnorth #upnorthmichigan #906 #puremichigan #mittenstate #lisaeatsanddrinks #greatlakesstate #greatlakes #lakesuperior #marquette

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1 week ago

U.P. expedition continues today in Marquette! 👋 Just rolled into town and my first stop, Black Rocks Brewery...conveniently located a couple of blocks from my Airbnb 🙌 Loving this hazy fruit bomb, Froot Noops...and the beautiful outdoor space @blackrocksbrewery ☀️ 🍺 #beer #craftbeer #mibeer #hazyipa #ipa #hoppy #beerporn #beerme #beerstagram #brewery #taproom #willtravelforbeer #MQTCraftBeerWeek #UPFBF #beerfest #upperpenisula #upmichigan #upnorth #upnorthmichigan #906 #puremichigan #mittenstate #lisaeatsanddrinks #greatlakesstate #greatlakes #lakesuperior #marquette

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1 week ago

One final 🍽 and 🌅 @the_fitz_official ♥️ Who knew you could get some of the best Southern style BBQ at the most Northern edge of the US...or at least the most Northern edge of Michigan? 😉Tiki inspired Norwegian Paralysis - @longroadgr aquavit, pineapple, orange, lemon & orgeat. Risotto Fritters with lemon-dill aioli. Hardwood smoked beef brisket with ALL the sides because I hate choosing and thankfully I didn’t have to 💁‍♀️...creamed 🌽, mac & cheese, and Carolina style coleslaw. Fresh raspberry pie and a spicy Zin from @ridgevineyards to wash it all down 🍷 #bbq #brisket #smokedmeat #macandcheese #risotto #tikidrinks #craftcocktails #aquavit #orgeat #risotto #aioli #raspberrypie #redwine #zinfandel #sunset #westernup #upperpenisula #upmichigan #upnorth #upnorthmichigan #906 #truenorth #puremichigan #mittenstate #lisaeatsanddrinks #greatlakesstate #greatlakes #lakesuperior #keweenew

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1 week ago

🍾 ✨ 🥂 Wine Wednesday, U.P. vacay version! 🥰 Popping bubbly on the shores of Lake Superior...I could get used to this...YES...even in winter! ❄️ Last night in Eagle River/Copper Harbor before heading to my final U.P. destination....Marquette where I will trade my wine bottles for beer bottles! 🍺 I’m going to miss these views...and the sound of the waves crashing lulling me to 😴 #winewednesday #frenchwine #naturalwine #wildwine #nattywine #naturalwine #rawwine #spontaneouswine #bubbly #petnat #pêtnat #petillantnaturel #sparklingwine #marcplouzeau #perlesauvage #westernup #upperpenisula #upmichigan #upnorth #upnorthmichigan #906 #puremichigan #vans #sneakers #beach #lisaeatsanddrinks #greatlakesstate #greatlakes #lakesuperior #keweenew

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1 week ago

Houghton was not in my original travel plans, but my AirBnb near the Porcupine Mountains was a clusterfuck...the host forgot I was coming and the place was not cleaned from the previous visitor 😕 She offered to refund my money, I said yes, and drove to Houghton. 😊 The beauty of car travel, you can flex when necessary 💁‍♀️ Cool and gray today, so stayed off the trails and explored downtown...with a stop to refuel @thelibraryhoughton 🙌 Guys, this place is a must stop if you are in the area. 👋 The first decent beer I’ve had in the U.P. outside of Marquette...Copper Country Brewery is housed inside The Library and while the menu is small, it is well executed and damn tasty! 😋 Bacon wrapped 🍤, Miners IPA, and a double decker BLT with roast beef & truffle 🍟 #beersnob #beer #craftbeer #mibeer #ipa #coppercountrybrewery #shrimp #sandwich #trufflefries #bacon #silverlining #vacay #westernup #upperpenisula #upmichigan #upnorth #upnorthmichigan #906 #northbound #truenorth #greatoutdoors #puremichigan #mittenstate #lisaeatsanddrinks #greatlakesstate #greatlakes #lakesuperior #midwest #michiganlife #houghton

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2 weeks ago

Much needed family getaway . . We took a few days unplugged and surprised our kiddos with a camping trip . . Spent some time in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan if you haven’t been you need to go. None of us wanted to leave . . We stayed in Brimley state park, hiked trails and climbed more than 400 steps in Tahquamenon Falls, dipped our cold toes in Lake Superior, found beach glass in St. Iganace, climbed 200 feet to the top of castle rock, seen Elk in Gaylord, and ate our weight in s’mores. . . A perfect way to take a break from life, from sports, and celebrate end of summer. Although we didn’t want to leave I sure did miss my routine and my workouts . . I can take them with me anywhere but it doesn’t work when you don’t have cell service or WiFi 😂 note to self download them before I leave next time the things I learn after the fact #familygetaway #familyvacation #familyvacay #vacation #vacay #getaway #UP #upperpenisula #michigan #tahquamenonfalls #brimleystatepark #camping #hiking

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2 weeks ago

Not being a born and raised Michigander, I never really cared for whitefish...I KNOW!!! 😱 But apparently, I DO like whitefish...it just needs to be encrusted in potato chips, topped with a citrus beurre blanc sauce and served with Yukon gold mashed potatoes & braised Swiss chard 💁‍♀️ The Roam salad with local greens, blue cheese, apples, dried 🍒, sunflower seeds & walnut dressing and Creme brûlée did not disappoint either 😋 @traceys906 #whitefish #potatochips #beurre #mashedpotatoes #bluecheese #cherries #cremebrulee #redwine #zinfandel #californiawine #eatlocal #vacay #upperpenisula #upmichigan #upnorth #upnorthmichigan #906 #northbound #truenorth #puremichigan #labordayweekend #michigander #yooper #troll #lisaeatsanddrinks #greatlakesstate #lakesuperior #munising #midwest #michiganlife

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2 weeks ago

U.P. bound for the next nine days! 🤗 A quick 🛑 @bieredemac before hopping onto the bridge to the true North! 😉 Nordic Orange - a Norwegian Farmhouse Ale, 🦆 confit wontons & baba ganoush 😋 #beer #craftbeer #mibeer #ale #beertography #beerstagram #farmhouseale #norweigan #duckconfit #babaganoush #vacay #upperpenisula #upmichigan #upnorth #upnorthmichigan #northbound #truenorth #mackinawbridge #labordayweekend #lisaeatsanddrinks #greatlakesstate #midwest #westmichigan #michiganlife

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3 weeks ago

Something a little different.... Hall Farms is a MUST SEE if you’re ever near Rock, Michigan during the summer! Captured this image during my first visit, August 19th.

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1 month ago

Round 4 from the Pictured Rocks boat tour! My last post for the night. Tomorrow I'll share more from our UP hiking adventures! The pics get better, I promise you! I'm still in awe when I look at the photos. I'm completely in love with the outdoors, nature, and losing myself in my surroundings. It really was a wonderful experience with my incredible guy. ❤ . . #puremichigan #upperpenisula #picturedrocks #mibiggreengym #upnorth #seekadventure #michigantourism #michigan #inlovewiththemitten #explorers #lakesuperior #munising #nature #chapelrock #getthefuckoutside

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1 month ago

Almost 3 weeks ago, my hot cuppa Joe and I spent a long weekend UP north, and to those who don't live in Michigan, that's the Upper Peninsula, which is an incredible wonderland. We took a boat tour of Pictured Rocks, hiked 32.6 miles on the North Country Trail, and experienced the Pictured Rocks like never before. I fell more in love with the UP, and I can't wait to go back! So be prepared for an overload of pics because I took over 200! 🙂 . . #puremichigan #upperpenisula #picturedrocks #mibiggreengym #upnorth #seekadventure #michigantourism #michigan #inlovewiththemitten #explorers #lakesuperior #munising #nature #getthefuckoutside

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1 month ago

It's time to interrupt regularly scheduled food pics for more beauty of Michigan. . . . 📷 Miner's Castle in the Upper Peninsula

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No story for this image. I am still speechless from this view🌅 Enjoy!

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1 month ago

Made a quick stop on my way home from a family reunion last weekend. Enjoyed this peaceful waterfall deep in a canyon near L’Anse. No doubt I will be going back in the future! 🌿

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1 month ago

If you're in the upper peninsula and are in need of caffeine, check out @thedreambeanmachine. Libby runs a coffee shop out of her adorable Volkswagen bus. We stopped for iced lattes on our way to the Porcupine Mountains and they were so good that we had to stop once more on our way back to Lansing. We highly recommend the iced peach tea latte subbed for almond/coconut milk of course. 😁☮️💫💖

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1 month ago

Moments like this are what I shoot for. Not just the image, but the journey. Believe it or not I wadded chest deep in Lake Superior to get this shot. This was captured on a little island just off the shore of Lake Superior. It’s accessible by kayak or if you’re daring enough to touch the water you can wade to it. This particular day I decided to be extra daring and hull my camera gear along with my adventure buddy, Oakley (my dog). As we set foot on land we dashed to the west side of the island to find a spot for sunset. After staging my gear I realized how tranquil this moment really was. I was on an uninhabited island surrounded by Lake Superior enjoying a sunset with my dog Oakley 🐶

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1 month ago

The second leg of yesterday’s adventure was a 320 mile drive of the Thing back to Northport. Having not driven it more than 20 miles on a drive yet it I was rolling the dice a bit. Other than having to stop a few times to adjust the brakes, then having the starter randomly not work when I stopped to reapply suncsreen(note, it’s easy to push start a Thing by yourself) it was relatively smooth going #adventuremobile #upperpenisula #aircooledvw #vwthing #roadtrips #type181 #kübelwagen #vwtrekker #vwsafari

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1 month ago

Smoked UP Burger in the U.P. . . . Pit Boss Bbq, Cherry wood smoked bacon, American cheese, pickles, onions, & Holy Wah sauce

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1 month ago

Exploring today has been perfect. We’ve seen so many beautiful Michigan sights, enjoyed each other’s company, maybe even broke a bit of a sweat hiking a few times. . I sure miss my girls, but I cherish the time with my husband uninterrupted. It’s such an important relationship. I feel like this relationship between a husband and a wife is the one that gets the most taken for granted. Especially when kids come around. . Weekends like this bring us back to us. Back to the basics and remind us why we chose each other to do life with. He gets me. We just work. I like that. I love him. . . #highschoolsweetheart #lakeoftheclouds #porcupinemountains #upperpenisula #up #foreveradventure #9yearsmarried #adulttrip #hechoseme #ichosehim #westilldo #roadtripmichigan #puremichigan #yooper #wayup #beautifulscenary #imolder

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1 month ago

As I routinely scrolled through my phone before bed last night I came across an Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) forecast. The forecast was above average and the sky was clear. I knew if I didn’t go out I would regret it the next day. I forced myself out of bed around midnight knowing I had to work in the morning. I stayed outside for three hours searching for the right spot for when the time came. As the clock pushed onto 3:00 a.m. I decided to call it a night right after capturing this shot in Lower Harbor. No, it’s not a spectacular northern lights image and I was dozing off all day at work. But this image made me not regret the loss of sleep so much🙃 Captured August 1st, 2019 2:41 a.m.

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Lake Superior. We’ve had several stops along its banks, and I can’t get enough. I’ve always been a lake over ocean girl anyway, but Lake Superior ups the ante with this wild horizon. We snagged a spot at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground. And not just any spot, but a spot with beach access at our doorstep. Caspian has made friends all around us and we can barely get him away from digging in the sand (which I adore). ❓So lake, or ocean? Which is it for you❓ #rvwanderlust #lakesuperior #ontonagon #michiganup #upperpenisula #gorving #rving #rvlife #homeiswhereyouparkit #rvliving #rvadventure #rvroadtrip #rvlifestyle #homeonwheels #fulltimerv #fulltimetravel #rvtravel #lifeontheroad #seeyououtthere #findyourselfoutside #fulltimervfamily #rvfamily #rvingwithkids #fulltimefamilies #theroadishome

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Deep in the jungle of Marquette🌿 Stumbled upon this location while taking the dog for a walk and couldn’t pass it up. The bugs were horrific but I’d say it was worth it! Can anyone name these falls?🤔

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