Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a four-season paradise, which makes for diverse recreational opportunities. The Upper Peninsula is the great outdoors, spring, summer, fall and of course, winter. With miles of shoreline, thousands of inland lakes and two national parks-there's no need to miss out on a moment of outdoor fun. In the summer, our beaches beckon you to walk, explore, swim, or just lounge in the sun. Visit some of Upper Peninsula’s lesser-known attractions, museums, events, restaurants and other destinations ideal for summer travel. The Upper Peninsula offers much for the outdoors person. Discover all the things you can do on our Great Lakes or one of thousands of inland lakes – boating, fishing, canoeing & kayaking, swimming, jet skiing, sailing. Or, spend a relaxing day golfing; we have some of the finest golf courses in the country. There is over one million acres of land for hiking, bird watching, and hunting in Hiawatha National Forest and Ottawa National Forest, while others enjoy white water rafting at Piers Gorge. Thousands of miles of biking,hiking, horseback riding trails await explorers wishing to observe northern Michigan’s flora and fauna. The region, lying along the rugged coastline of Lake Superior, is carpeted with lakes, rivers and virgin hardwood forest, old mines and historical sites. Mineral-stained sandstone cliffs, shaped by wind, ice and pounding waves, rise sharply from Lake Superior at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, stretching along the shore for 42 miles from Grand Marais to Munising. Visit the 100,000-acre Seney National Wildlife Preserve by canoe, pedal the 100-mile bike trail, or ski over the nine-mile cross-country trail. Go scuba diving in the crystal-clear waters of Superior at Whitefish Point Underwater Preserve to explore shipwrecks over a 376-square-mile area, or experience the Superior Circle dog sled race. The Upper Peninsula offers excellent opportunities for dog sledding, cross-country and down hill skiing, snowmobiling and snow shoeing. There numerous lighthouses located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, you're sure to find one along your travels. Many of the lights still guide ships through treacherous waters. Others have been abandoned, some to be later rescued by renovation and restoration. Several are open to the public and a few include museums.