Region 15 -Northwestern Upper Peninsula

Region 15 -Northwestern Upper Peninsula

Michigan Life's Region 15 Northwestern Upper Peninsula Area including Gogebic County, Houghton County, Keweenaw County and Ontonagon County Michigan.

Snowshoeing opportunities are abound in Ontonagon County with thousands of acres of snow covered back country wilderness to explore. Long a popular winter activity in the Upper Peninsula, visitors are finding snowshoeing an excellent way to enjoy winter's splendor in Ontonagon County.

February 3–6, 2021

Organized by Blue Key National Honor Society since 1934, Winter Carnival started in 1922 and has grown into one of the biggest annual winter celebrations in the nation.

Mount Bohemia in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has the longest runs with the highest vertical and deepest powder in the Midwest. This hidden secret is a true treasure for backcountry skiers and riders. The average snowfall in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula is 273 inches.

Mont Ripley welcomes all snow enthusiasts. The ski area is owned by Michigan Technological University and sits in the middle of the cities of Houghton and Hancock. Mont Ripley is amazingly convenient and just minutes from great lodging, restaurants, microbreweries, nightclubs, and shopping.

Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort is ranked one of the Top 5 Midwest Resorts, Big Powderhorn Ski Area is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and offers 33 downhill trails,

Indianhead Mountain Resort is a four-season resort offering 29 downhill skiing slopes, snowboarding and an average of 17 feet of snow per year. The village and resort facilities are located on top of the mountain overlooking the Ottawa National Forest.

The best snow in the Midwest awaits you at Blackjack Resort. Our 200 average inches of snowfall, our state of the art snowmaking system and the exceptional attention to grooming will give you the superior skiing and boarding experience you're looking for.

Brockway Mountain Drive is a secondary road that is an offshoot of Hwy M-26. The recommended “circle” is to take Hwy M-26 (Lakeshore Drive) west from Copper Harbor and enjoy lake views. Stop and take in Lake Superior at Hebard Park. The park also offers a nice picnic and grilling area.

The fall color season in the Copper Harbor area rivals anywhere else in the country! Our mixed woodlands featuring a variety of deciduous trees blended with an abundance of coniferous species deliver a stunning color show in autumn. The “Tree Tunnel” US-41 coming into Copper Harbor is literally jaw dropping in the fall.

Bond Falls is one of the most popular upper peninsula waterfalls. There are six viewing locations on its accessible boardwalk. Although not part of the Ottawa National Forest, this beautiful waterfalls is surrounded by the Ottawa National Forest. Managed by the U.P.

A wilderness resort at the top of the Keweenaw, with a history that dates back to 1934, and is on the state and national historic registers. The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge was built under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1934, when FDR was the president of the United States and the country was going through the great depression.

Whatever your favorite time of year or whatever your favorite outdoor activity, the Ontonagon County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome you to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a great place to visit—and stay awhile.

Watersmeet Michigan welcomes you to year-round vacation enjoyment. From Watersmeet, the Ontonagon River flows north into Lake Superior. The Wisconsin River flows south into the Mississippi River, and the Paint River flows east into Lake Michigan. This is “where the waters meet”!

Lake Gogebic, Ontonagon County, and Gogebic County areas of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

The Keweenaw is Michigan's Copper Country! Here is where the largest fresh waters on earth create a peninsula called the Keweenaw. Where adventure falls from the sky, grows from the ground and springs from Lake Superior

The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce is the leading community resource for businesses within Houghton and Keweenaw Counties, with a strong focus on business support, attraction and development.

Wolverine Nordic Ski Club volunteers maintain and groom the trail system which consists of 8 trails that provide 25 kilometers of both skate skiing and track-set skiing and 4 marked snowshoe trails. The rolling terrain provides trails for all levels of skiing and snowshoeing from expert to novice.

Santa Train in Lake Linden Michigan. Visit with Santa and ride the Steam engine with his elves. -
Santa arrives on the Santa Train
After his arrival, he and Mrs. Claus will be at the Leo Chaput Log Cabin to hear your Christmas wish list.
Take home a cookie and candy cane from Mrs. Claus

Ontonagon Hometown Christmas 2021 Cancelled

Weekend to be Announced - Ontonagon Michigan host a Hometown Christmas. It starts on Friday Night with a tree trimming on River Street, Saturday hosts breakfast with the Grinch, the Gingerbread House Contest, Pouring of the Lead (fortune telling) Craft Sales, etc., Sunday is the annual evening Parade and the home and business contests

We'll have a variety of activities for all. Favorites will be back – Dave and Skippy, craft fair, pie eating contest, treasure hunt, seed spitting contest, bingo, pumpkin bowling, face painting, carnival, pony rides, tractor pull, and more.

The City of Hancock, founded in the 1850's by early copper explorers, is a progressive and welcoming City of 4,600 residents on the North shore of Portage Lake, and is the northernmost City in Michigan.

August 26- 29, 2021

Each summer ends with the Houghton County Fair in Hancock Michigan, the weekend before Labor Day weekend. It offers a great opportunity to come out and have a great time with friends and family with entertainment ranging from livestock shows, demolition and off road derby. Miss Houghton County Queen and youth talent show.

Springtime in the Porcupine Mountains in Ontonagon Michigan Springtime gives you a chance to see the forests bloom to life! Local rivers and streams are swollen with spring melt-water, making it the best time of the year to see the area’s spectacular waterfalls.

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