Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Last week I took a little break and went to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with my boyfriend, Ryan and his family to visit his grandma while he’s home. A fun fact about me is that even though I’m a Michigander, I have never actually traveled to the U.P. until now! We did a family vacation to Mackinac Island when I was five, but that is as far north as I’d ever been. It turns out that the U.P. is nothing but historic and absolutely beautiful!

We stayed at the Laurium Manor Inn in Laurium; It’s a darling old mansion of the family of a copper mining tycoon, built in 1908 that is now a bed and breakfast (with a fabulous breakfast). The history nerd that I am, I loved getting to know the history of the house. We stayed in one of the maid’s rooms (#7) on the third floor right across from the ballroom. It was quaint and lovely, but you need to mind your head on the sloping ceiling. Rumor has it that the old house is haunted from it’s days as a funeral home, but we didn’t experience anything paranormal.

During the trip, we explored the Lake Superior shoreline since his grandma is lucky enough to call the lake her backyard and were able to witness some breathtaking sunsets. We also toured a copper mine and explored the towns of Calumet and Copper Harbor.

Here are a few photos from our trip!

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This was such an amazing way to kick off the end of summer! What did you do for your end of summer celebration?

-K

 

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