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Michigan Upper Pennisula Travel Tips

Amazing Natural Attractions at Lake Michigan Vacation Rentals in Michigan

The Upper Peninsula region of Lake Michigan is an area unspoiled by large commercial developments. It is a place where visitors can retreat to enjoy nature and the quiet serenity of the lake. Be spoiled with stunning sunsets over the lake and enjoy the view from the deck of your home. Spend the days on nature walks, birdwatching or fishing. Some of the vacation homes are located on beautiful stretches of private beach. This means that you can enjoy the sun and water sports without the crowds found in the busier tourist areas. In the evenings, you can sit out on the deck and spot the northern lights. Stargazing until the heavens seem to cave in on you makes the perfect recipe for relaxation. It is a great destination for families and couples who are seeking a romantic getaway.

Getting to Lake Michigan Cottages

Getting to many of the vacation homes requires some effort. Most are a four- to five-hour drive from either Chicago or Detroit. For this reason, most visitors to the area are from the region. But those who have experienced the beauty of the region are sometimes prepared to travel from further afield. The two major international airports are Detroit or Chicago, and there are several smaller regional airports that provide easier access to the region. It is a destination where you will want to have your own vehicle as there is plenty to see and do.

Attractions and Activities at Lake Michigan Cabins

There is no question that in the summer months the area’s greatest attraction is the lake and the vast variety of water sports on offer. Many people bring their own boats, Jet Skis and sailing vessels to the lakeshore to enjoy for the duration of their summer vacation. Wake boarding, waterskiing and playing on the Jet Skis are fun ways to spend the summer days. There are numerous beach areas where you can enjoy a picnic with the family and go swimming. Some places have kayaks available to rent and you can paddle along the shoreline. Fishing is a favorite pastime and many towns have derbies throughout the year.

If you enjoy scenery, quaint towns and markets then you should take some time out to explore the back country roads of the Upper Michigan Peninsula. You will be able to capture some great photographs of the landscapes, farmhouses and old historical buildings. You may also stumble upon some antique shops and art galleries where you can find that perfect addition for your home. In season, you can also find some tasty fresh produce from local farmers' markets.

There are several places where you can go rafting and enjoy some whitewater fun. The region also has numerous hiking trails. In the wintertime, you can have great fun snowmobiling and cross country skiing in the area.

Seasons to Visit Lake Michigan Area Vacation Rentals

For people wanting to enjoy the many outdoor attractions that the region has to offer, summertime is the best time to visit. In April the temperatures start to warm and by June you can enjoy longer summer days. The most popular season coincides with the school vacation period in June and July. People wanting to avoid the crowds may consider visiting in August or September when the temperatures are still warm and mild but the region is less crowded. During the winter months, the area becomes a hive of activity. The most popular sport is snowmobiling but cross country skiing and snowshoeing come in as close seconds. The winter freeze usually sets in by November and the peak winter travel season is in December and January each year.

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