""My old [Michigan] home"" Top 5 Page for this destination Houghton by va8eha

Houghton Travel Guide: 92 reviews and 185 photos

Michigan's Upper Peninsula

God's country ... if you love the outdoors (waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes, acres of woods), hunting, fishing, hiking, snow-shoeing, skiing ... then the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a must-see. :) (Although if you want to live there, I recommend also having a love of winter.) It is especially gorgeous in the fall -- when I would argue that the colors out-rival those of New England (granted there are no covered bridges, but one can't have everything). :)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:"Fall colors, waterfalls, great hiking, miles upon miles of empty beaches on a crystal-clear (and cold) lake"
  • Cons:Sadly, long winters -- and mosquitos
  • In a nutshell:"The last place on earth"
  • Last visit to Houghton: Oct 2002
  • Intro Written Oct 14, 2002
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  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2004 at 8:28 PM

    we have late autum here in NZ, georgeous time of the year.....lovely pics. tks for sharing

  • guell's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2003 at 9:16 PM

    Good tip on the deer crossing. Just got back from Turkey where we saw turtle crossing signs. Then a few kilometers later we really did see a turtle crossing the road!

  • Apr 16, 2003 at 12:31 AM

    Excellant page with nice phtographs and wealth of travel info and nice tips..Good job.Many many happy returns of the day.Wish you a happy BIRTHDAY

  • dlandt's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2003 at 6:07 PM

    We might go here this year, at least the general area.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2003 at 6:05 AM

    Beautiful page on beautiful corner of the USA - excellent tips! And your pictures in travelogue are real pearls of VT - are you a professional photographer?

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2003 at 12:23 PM

    Fantastic photos in your travelogue! Autumn can be so splendid indeed!

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2002 at 12:59 PM

    Michigan is a beautiful State ,it is next door to us and we love it Nice colours.

  • crazyguitar's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2002 at 5:32 PM

    Beautiful colors!

  • undermysky's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2002 at 9:43 PM

    Wonderful leaves... I like your photography on your main page too... Nice work

  • Ischyros's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2002 at 9:12 AM

    Very beautiful pictures. I've always wanted to visit the UP.

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