Explore Michigan's Trailhead

The Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan


Get away from the everyday and reconnect with the wild inside of you. Come to the western most corner of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Embrace our endless rivers and countless waterfalls, clean and clear and fresher than you ever knew. Discover Lake Superior, mighty and proud. Find yourself in the wandering trails through mystic old growth forests deep in The Ottawa National Forest.

With its boundless, unspoiled wilderness, breathtaking vistas, rugged terrain and pristine Lake Effect snows, the Western U.P. lets you unplug from the ceaseless distractions of daily life. Located as far west as you can go in Michigan, it is within a few hours drive of cities in northern Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin, giving you and your family a perfect path to reconnect with nature.

Whatever trail you choose to follow, your adventure starts here at Michigan's Trailhead.


2014 US2 Ironwood Area Construction Detour Business Access Routes

US2 Ironwood Area is under construction for the Summer of 2014. Click here to download the detour map along with alternate access routes to businesses within the construction area.