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Western Marquette County offers beauty, history, family-friendly events

MARQUETTE — Whether it’s art or history, camping, fishing, trail-riding, antique cars, horses, parades, live music, pig roasts or all of the above — chances are, Marquette County’s far west end has something for locals and visitors alike. Including Champion, Michigamme and Republic ...

Festive KEWEENAW

EDITOR’S NOTE — Much of the information for this story is from keweenaw.info, the website of the Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau. MARQUETTE — Dianne St. Amour is not just the president of the Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau, she is a lifelong resident of that area. And ...

Big and natural

MARENISCO — With 36 miles of shoreline and 13,380 acres of prime fishing waters, Lake Gogebic is the largest natural lake in the Upper Peninsula. However, the region is more than just a big lake. It offers historical exhibits, bicycling events and golf scrambles too. Lake Gogebic, though, ...

Spectacular views: L’Anse, Baraga has plenty to offer visitors

L’ANSE — Nestled in the crook of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula sit the neighboring villages of L’Anse and Baraga, which border Lake Superior at the southern tip of Keweenaw Bay. Although quite small (both towns combined have a population of just over 4,000), these waterfront towns have ...

Breathtaking escape: Tourism is booming in Munising area

MUNISING — Just a few years ago, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore could have been considered one of Michigan’s “hidden gems.” However, the last decade has brought a dramatic increase in visitors to the area — up more than 85 percent from 2006 — with surrounding communities ...