What activities are in the upper Michigan area?


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Enjoying nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Shoe Year's Hike at Porcupine Mountains State Park and painting at Hot Plate Pottery are some activities in the Upper Michigan area. Other activities include taking a boat ride with Pictured Rocks Cruises, visiting the area's many lighthouses and gambling in one of the area's many casinos.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located Munising, Michigan on the shoreline of Lake Superior. The area is home to cliffs, dunes, waterfalls and lakes. Entrance to the park is free, and activities include hiking, camping, sightseeing, ice fishing and snowmobiling.

During the Shoe Year's Hike, 80 old-fashioned kerosene lanterns are used to light up a 1-mile trail in Porcupine Mountains State Park. The event also attracts snow shoers and skiers. It features a warming lodge halfway through the trail and complementary refreshments.

The Hot Plate Pottery is located at 153 West Washington Street, Marquette, Michigan. Visitors select the objects they would like to paint and choose stencils and paints. The business encourages family-friendly fun, and students get a discount.

The Great Lakes Coast of Michigan's Upper Peninsula is home to more than 40 lighthouses with many open to public tours. The Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse and Ontonagon Lighthouse are popular historic attractions.

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