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Located on the Northern Shores of Lake Michigan, right off of US 2 & 41, the Terrace Bay Hotel is the perfect place to start your Upper Peninsula vacation. Our central location in the Upper Peninsula, makes us the perfect first stop on your trip or home base while you explore all of the sights and experiences that the Upper Peninsula has to offer.

Some of the most popular attractions in the Upper Peninsula are within a couple hour drive through some of the most remote scenic landscape in the Midwest.

Popular UP Attractions

Gladstone Beach [5 min]

Looking for a place to cool off? Look no further than the sandy shores of Gladstone. Enjoy pristinely manicured beach with water temps ranging from 68-74º F in the Summer. The large surrounding park offers a lighthouse, biking/walking paths, a skatepark, fishing platform and playgrounds. Hotel guests can hop on one of our included beach cruiser bikes and ride down the beautiful 3 mile waterfront path to the beach. 

Nearby Attractions [within 1hr]

Kickoff your Upper Peninsula vacation in the Escanaba area. There are many great attractions within an hour drive. Right in town travelers can learn about history in the Central Upper Peninsula at the Webster Marble Inventing the Outdoors Museum, the Delta County Historical Museum, tour the Sand Point Lighthouse or swim in some of the warmest water on Lake Michigan at one of the nearby beaches.

Just outside of town visitors can take in panoramic views of Lake Michigan from the top of the Peninsula Point lighthouse or step back in time at the Fayette Historic State Park ghost-town.

To learn about all that the Escanaba area has to offer check out VisitEscanaba.com

Munising – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore [1hr Drive]

Munising is home to one of the most scenic destinations in North America, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Golden sandstone cliffs tower over 150 feet above the clear blue waters of Lake Superior, the worlds largest freshwater lake. Visitors can experience the breathtaking views from the top with multiple hike-able overlooks, or by water with a guided kayak tour or  boat cruise. In addition to Pictured Rocks, Munising has over a dozen easily accessible waterfalls. Scenic cliffs and waterfalls not your thing? How about shipwrecks? There are also glassbottom shipwreck tours.

These are just a few suggestions and highlights. To learn more about all that Munising has to offer, check Munising.org for more info.

Mackinac Island [2:15 Drive]

A unique Island experience with historic forts, no cars, famous fudge and excellent shopping and dining.​..Learn more

Tahquamenon Falls [2:15 Drive]

More than 50,000 gallons per second flow over the nearly 50′ tall Tahquamenon falls, making it one of the largest waterfalls in the Midwest. Nearby, visitors can explore hiking trails, see Black Bears up close and personal at Oswald’s Bear Ranch or learn about Great Lakes history at the Great Lakes Ship Wreck Museum …Learn more

Soo Locks [3 hr Drive]

Check out an engineering marvel dating back to the 1800’s at the Soo Locks. See how freighters, barges, tugboats and more are lifted and lowered the 21-foot difference between Superior and Huron. Take in the panoramic view of the locks from one of the free viewing platforms or see it up close and personal with a Soo Locks Boat Tour …Learn more

Marquette [1:15 Drive]

If you like hiking and beer, Marquette is a great spot to add to your itinerary. This rocky lakeshore town is home to hundreds of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, great waterfalls, along with some of the most popular microbreweries in the midwest. ...Learn more

Upper Peninsula Attractions

To learn more about all of the Upper Peninsula attractions, visit UPtravel.com

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