Upper Peninsula

Snowmobile racing on Lake Michigan is popular winter pastime in St. Ignace, Michigan

Discover why the midst of winter is an amazingly popular time to visit the Uppper Peninsula town of St. Ignas, Michigan. Tubing, sledding, skating, ice hockey, and snowmobiling are passionate pastimes with the locals and visitors alike. 

preparing to fire cannon at Fort Michilimackinac
Thomas Wilmer

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Come along and join Dominic Miller on the shores of the Straits of Mackinac at the historic 18th Century colonial Michilimackinac fort and fur trading village. More than 16 structures have been painstakingly recreated utilizing years of archeological excavations and in situ research (ongoing since 1959). 

Becky Simmons at Museum of Ojibwe Culture in Saint Ignace, Michigan
Thomas Wilmer

Join Becky Simmons at the Museum of Ojibwe Culture in Saint Ignace, Michigan for a conversation with correspondent Tom Wilmer. Ms. Simmons shares her Ojibwe journey that commenced when she learned as a 12 year-old that she was not French Canadian, but Ojibwe. 

Kayak journey through the Canadian locks with Birds Eye Adventures
Thomas Wilmer

It’s a new venture for Ken and Wilda Hopper in Sault Ste Marie. It’s an evolving work in progress where the couple’s headquarters specializes in “coffee, beer, and gear” in addition to rentals, sales, Birds Eye Outfitters offers cool guided kayak, stand up paddle and canoe adventures to the far side of St. Mary’s river and through the locks on the Canadian side of the waters. 

Quaint motels in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan
Thomas Wilmer

Sault Ste Marie, Michigan is situated just about as far north as you can go before bumping in to the Canadian province of Ontario. Actually if you’re paddling your canoe and the wind blows you off course you’ll make landfall in the sister city of Sault Ste Marie, Canada. Join Correspondent Tom Wilmer in Sault Ste Marie. Linda Hoath, Executive Director of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

Lake Huron viewed from Michigan Upper Peninsula village of Hessel
Thomas Wilmer

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, not far from Lake Huron. Our journey starts at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Master Brewster and owner of Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub at Camp 33, Lark Ludlow’s beers are so popular she can’t keep up with demand, and some of seasonal brews are now brewed year round, like her delicious Raspberry Wheat Ale. We’ll then head over to Les Cheneaux Culinary School in the lakeside village of Hessel, situated on the shores of Lake Huron.

A conversation with Dave Lorenz, Vice President of Travel Michigan talks about Detroit’s renaissance, and visiting towns like Ann Arbor, Frankenmuth, and Traverse City.

Lorenz also shares his passion for Michigan’s “True North” destinations such as Sault Ste Marie, one of North America’s oldest towns, fondly dubbed “The Soo”, in the heart of Michigan’s legendary Upper Peninsula.