Get Away From It All with Moon Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a nature lover’s paradise. With more than 300 waterfalls, 4,200 lakes, miles of Great Lakes shoreline, and forests covering 90 percent of the land, it’s an America most have never experienced, filled with scenic two-lane roads, small rural towns, and a slower pace of life.
Michigan native Josh Bishop provides an insider’s view of the Upper Peninsula in this new first edition. Accessible and easy-to-follow, the book is structured in a loop around the peninsula that begins with the Straits of Mackinac, covers Escanaba and the Lake Michigan Shore, the Superior Upland, Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale, Marquette and the Lake Superior Shore, and ends with Whitefish Bay to the Lake Huron Shore.
To help travelers make the most of their time, the book comes with trip itineraries that highlight the region’s unique waterfalls, lakes, and lighthouses. Explore the “best of” the Upper Peninsula in two weeks by tasting Mackinac Island’s best fudge, observing recognizable landmark Arch Rock, scouting out a waterfall gem at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and more. For history buffs, there’s a 4-day tour, as well as insight on maritime history. For those looking for outdoor activities, the book offers an itinerary that follows the Lake Superior Trail. There is also information on winter activities, like skiing, snowmobiling, and dogsledding. For warmer weather, Bishop includes information on shipwreck diving in the Great Lakes.
With 25 detailed maps, transportation tips, accommodation and food recommendations, recreation ideas, and background information on the Upper Peninsula’s geography, history, people, and more, travelers will have the tools they need to get away from the urban sprawl and experience a more scenic and relaxed way of life.
For more information on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, read Bishop’s author Q&A on moon.com: http://www.moon.com/author-q-a/michigan-s-upper-peninsula-josh-bishop.
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From the Chicago Tribune:
For those who are looking for details on specific areas of Michigan, Moon’s guidebook to the Upper Peninsula is an indispensable volume. In addition to thoughtful descriptions of what to do and see, author Josh Bishop includes detailed information on the region’s history, culture, geology and geography, flora and fauna, economy and people.