Discover America's Hidden Frontier!

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

At Camp Anam Cara, you’re in the heart of it all – the springboard for a unique and unforgettable vacation experience in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Explore Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Mackinac Bridge, Spruce Lake, steps to Superior's shore
Michigan's Tahquamenon Falls, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore,Canyon Falls and Gorge
Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a land kissed by God and almost untouched by Man, except for its storied pioneers. Michigan’s pioneers include Hiawatha and the primeval Indians, missionaries like Pere Marquette and Bishop Baraga, Paul Bunyan and his fellow lumbermen and trappers, rustic prospectors of the 1848 Copper Rush, lake-faring fishermen and mariners, and Nordic settlers who still inhabit the region’s villages and farms. Seek the paths less traveled. Share the wilderness with virgin forests, big game, teeming fish, and the ghosts of heroes past. Eat distinctive regional delicacies like pasties, cudighi and wild thimbleberry jam. Learn the dialect and rich culture of the land’s proud but friendly inhabitants. At Camp Anam Cara, you’re in the heart of it all – the springboard for a unique and unforgettable vacation experience in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It

MSN Travel – “Top Ten Summer Destinations”  

Upper Peninsula, Michigan – 10th best summer travel destination in the world If city-living gets too hot, pack up some marshmallows, hot dogs and camping gear and head to the refreshing Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where majestic wildlife, unspoiled rivers, waterfalls and dense forests abound. Blessed with some 1700 miles of shoreline along three of the Great Lakes—Superior, Michigan and Huron—it should come as no surprise that fishing, canoeing, and camping are prime activities here, with moose, bears, and beavers as common companions. The region’s strong Native American and French Canadian heritage are experienced everywhere as well; enclaves with names like Sault Ste-Marie and bridges like the Mackinac hearken back to the days of the earliest settlers. You’ll probably feel like one of North America’s earliest explorers yourself as you paddle the waterways here and set up camp in the woods.

Lake Superior Magazine

“Best of the Lake” (August-September 2006): “Michigamme, Michigan, area” (where Camp Anam Cara is located) named one of the “Best Locales” of the Lake Superior region.

Some Noteworthy Attractions

  • The Keeweenaw Peninsula: Surrounded by Lake Superior’s rugged beaches, this northernmost outpost of the U.P. includes Keeweenaw National Historical Park, containing many sites of the 19th Century Copper Rush; scenic Brockway Mountain Drive, the highest road between the Black Hills and the Adirondacks, offering breath-taking views of Lake Superior and the Huron Mountains; and the historic village of Copper Harbor; among many destinations
  • Porcupine Mountains State Park: Site of the much-photographed mountain tarn, Lake of the Clouds, this vast park includes world-class wilderness hiking, the scenic Black River port, and a series of beautiful waterfalls rushing through the Black River gorges
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: East of picturesque Munising harbor, the Pictured Rocks consist of miles of towering rock cliffs overlooking Lake Superior, as well as the majestic Grand Sable Dunes, lighthouses, waterfalls, picture-book beaches, shipwreck tours, and more
  • Tahquamenon Falls State Park (featuring the second-largest falls east of the Mississippi); the Sturgeon River Gorge National Wilderness (remote but awe-inspiring scenery); the Sylvania National Wilderness (canoeing through 36 motor-free lakes and streams); the mighty Mackinac Bridge (longest suspension span in the Western Hemisphere); the famous Soo Locks (handling the world’s longest ships); historic copper mines; ghost towns and quaint fishing villages; 150 waterfalls; forests inhabited by moose and wolves; pristine Great lakes beaches; world-class fishing on streams memorialized by Hemingway, in the deep waters of the Great Lakes, and in thousands of inland lakes; and so much more …

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