It isn’t often you can get something for nothing, but on the weekend of Dec. 14-16, at Treetops Resort in Gaylord, you can ski for free — or learn if you’re a newbie. It’s how they welcome winter in Michigan’s great north and it’s an excellent pre-Christmas destination for friends, family, clubs and other groups to enjoy.
The words “man-made” don’t often relay the reality represented in a structure’s enormous size, massive span, extreme height, or extraordinary ability. Michigan, in fact, has many man-made marvels — breathtaking feats of engineering expertise — that offer a look into our history and our future. If you want an eclectic tour that your group will be talking about for a long time, try this tour of Michigan’s engineering marvels in the Upper Peninsula:
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a true treasure, with so many places to go, events to attend and entertainment options to enjoy, it’s almost impossible to give it all the accolades deserved. Instead, here’s a look at group trip ideas to enjoy the great outdoors in one of our country’s most pristine and beautiful areas.
Lake Superior, as its name states, is in a class by itself in the Americas. With a surface area of 31,700 square miles and a volume of three quadrillion gallons (that’s 3,000,000,000,000,000) or 10 percent of the world’s fresh surface water, it’s topped only by Lake Baikal in Siberia, which holds 20 percent of the world’s freshwater.
A well-kept secret, Michigan’s upper peninsula is a treasure trove of wonderful things to experience. From the majesty of mother nature to adventures second to none, the U.P. truly offers something for everyone. Whether you are seeking a single destination for your group or even a tour of places you’ve never been before, the U.P. has many hidden gems to share. Here are five to get you thinking about the possibilities!
Looking for group trip ideas? How about a wine tour?
Napa Valley and Sonoma have nothing on Michigan’s wine country, which is not only producing internationally recognized wines, but offers beautiful rolling vistas and views.