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New York Times praises Michigan's Upper Peninsula, offers travel guide

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Posted at 5:39 AM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 12:39:37-04

Michigan's Upper Peninsula is one of the most underrated areas in the United States, but as most Michiganders know, there is still a lot you can do up there.

Maybe not so known to people outside of Michigan, New York Times travel writer Steve Reddicliffe praises the UP in an article detailing 36 hours of things to do.

During his trip, Reddicliffe made his way from east to west across the UP, starting at Tahquamenon Falls State Park before finishing in Marquette.

"There's almost nothing small about the Upper Peninsula," he writes. "Lake Superior is the biggest of the Great Lakes. Tahquamenon falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. In square miles, the Upper Peninsula is bigger than Maryland. It's beauty is outsize."

Reddicliffe also goes on to talk about how it's remote, with only about 311,000 Yoopers living in the UP and how there can be ice on Lake Superior in June.

"A weekend is not enough time here, but in nonpolar weather it is sufficient to hike, kayak, bike and get a taste of the peninsula's endless allure (whitefish and pasties will be served.)