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Supercharged Upper Peninsula travel – looks like it’s going to last.

When COVID-19 cases were spiking across the state last spring, many thought Upper Peninsula tourism would struggle—instead, it thrived. Those wary of catching the virus indoors or on planes traveled to the great outdoors in the U.P., resulting in record visitations at campgrounds and hotels, canoe liveries, hiking trails, and pasty shops. By September, nearly half a million people were streaming into the U.P. via the Mackinac Bridge, more than any of the previous six Septembers.

With the tourism surge expected to continue this summer with both new and returning visitors, business owners are making preparations for the number of visitors traveling to experience the great Upper Peninsula. Read more here.

As a part of our commitment to the Upper Peninsula, we collaborate with partners to share some of the most compelling stories about business and job growth across the region. Our goal through these stories is to get at the heart of what makes the U.P. unique — and to ensure these stories travel beyond our peninsula and broadly illustrate why the UP is the place to live and work.

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