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.