August 2021 - Seems a lot of vacationers are headed “up north” this summer. Here are a few ideas for daytrips and getaways in the upper peninsula. One popular destination is Stonington Point for the Monarch Butterfly Migration which traditionally begins in the last two weeks of August.

The Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show has been a major attraction since it began in 1978 and it just gets better every year. The festival is held in Hessel.


While you are out that way, check out the DeTour Reef Lighthouse at Drummond Island and learn about the fifteen lost ships that can be found in the cold, shallow waters in the shipwreck preserve.

Manistique hosts the Tour Da Yoop, Eh bicycle ride around 1,200 miles of the upper peninsula August 6-15.

The logging museum in Newberry celebrates its 40th anniversary on Aug 14.

UP State Fair - this year's fair will be held August 16 - 22, 2021, - lots of carnival fun and hundreds of exhibits. Be sure to stop by my booth there.

 If you can’t make it up north, Grand Ledge hosts music in the park every week in August.

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