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Mackinac Straits Car Ferry
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You Will Not Believe How Long The Wait Was to Cross the Straits of Mackinac Before the Bridge [PHOTO + VIDEOS]

Traveling between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas is something we take for granted today thanks to the Mackinac Bridge. You likely can't imagine the wait that drivers were once forced to endure to travel between Mackinaw City and St. Ignace.

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How to Make a Michigander Mad (Spoiler: You Don’t Want To)

Michiganders for the most part are nice and welcoming people. We have a Midwestern hospitality but we also can get feisty if you piss us off...

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Matt Milhouse, TSM
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U.P. Waterfalls at High Volume After Record Rainfall [Video]

It was a very rainy June for most of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Some areas set record highs and those big totals are paying off for fans of the Upper Peninsula's many waterfalls.

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This Business Has the Dirtiest Name in Michigan – and It’s For Sale

Whoever named this business must think like a twelve-year-old - just like me. Let me introduce you to the dirtiest named business in Michigan.

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Matt Milhouse, TSM
Matt Milhouse, TSM
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Countryside Greenhouse Wants You to Respect the U.P.

It's an unfortunate trend we've been seeing in recent years. Maps and items featuring Michigan, but with no sign of the Upper Peninsula.

Countryside Greenhouse is making sure the U.P. isn't forgotten.

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Find Relief Here – These Are the Best Gas Station Bathrooms in Michigan

Likely you won't find a key-on-a-stick you need to get from an attendant to use the restrooms here - these are the best gas station bathrooms in Michigan.

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No That’s Not Smoke, It’s a ‘Bug Tornado’ in Northern Michigan

There is probably a more scientific term for a sky blackened by a giant swarm of insects. But I'm going to call this a 'bug tornado.'

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Take a Pasty Road Trip from Grand Rapids to da U.P. [Map]

Heading north to the Upper Peninsula is a summertime tradition for anyone from West Michigan. It's a long trip and all that time on the road can work up an appetite.

Make your next road trip to the U.P. a delicious one with our map of places to stop for a pasty along the way.

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There is No Spot in America Further from an Interstate Highway than Copper Harbor, Michigan

The Interstate Highway System connects the continental United States from coast to coast east to west and north to south. And this spot in Michigan is as far as you can get from an Interstate.

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Most Snowmobile Trails in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Still Open

Michigan's recent rain and warm weather has come as a big disappointment to Michigan snowmobilers and winter sports fans, but there are still many snow covered trails to be found in the Upper Peninsula.

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15 Words That Have Different Meanings in Michigan

Words are a universal thing that have universal definitions, but sometimes depending on where you are in the world those words can have completely different meanings...

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No Significant Change in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Wolf Population

Last week, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife division announced the size of the state’s wolf population has not changed significantly since the last survey was conducted in 2014.

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