Discover the beauty in the Upper Peninsula by hiking these four trails

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Hiking gives people a chance to venture into the wilderness and explore everything that nature has to offer.  Not only is it a great way to exercise, but it is also very relaxing. Exploring trails allows you to discover the wildlife and beautiful scenery of our great state that can only be seen off the beaten path.  And the Upper Peninsula boasts some of the most spectacular trails in Michigan.

Here are a few trails you should explore the next time you are looking for a place to hike that is Pure Michigan.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon

1.) Lake Superior Trail: If you are a true hiker and aren’t afraid of a challenge, then this is the trail for you. The length of this trail is 16 miles long, and although it’s gorgeous, it’s the most difficult trail to tackle in the park. While hiking through the rugged green terrain, you will definitely feel like you’re in paradise.

2.) East & West River Trails:  Are you looking to pass beautiful waterfalls and have your breath taken away? Then try hiking on these two spectacular trails! The East & West River Trails follow the Presque Isle River, which is the largest river in the Porcupines. The rivers are a sight to see, so grab your friends and family to enjoy some outdoor fun.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park, Munising

3.) Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: If you are looking for beaches to relax on or trails to hike on then come to Pictured Rocks on Lake Superior. There’s more than 100 miles of trails available for hiking, so it will definitely be an adventure. You will be surrounded by the luscious forest and blooming flowers while hiking on some of the most unique trails. This is a once in a lifetime experience that you should not pass up.

Isle Royal National Park, Isle Royal  

4.) Rock Harbor & Lake Richie Trails: This trail leads you to a scenic view of the shoreline and into the rocky terrain. The trail runs 13.2 miles long, but while experienced hikers could go its entire length in just a couple of days, the few obstacles along the way will challenge the casual hiker. If you need to stop for a break, there are many campgrounds available on this trail. Moskey Basin is a beautiful campground located off the waters at the end of Rock Harbor. It offers six shelters, group and individual campsites, a large dock, and some spectacular sunrises that are well worth leaving a warm sleeping bag in the morning.

What Upper Peninsula trail is your favorite to hike?