The website blog TheDiscoverer.com has come up with a list of the "7 Underrated U.S. Destinations Tourists Often Overlook". Part of the state of Michigan has made that list.

Which Underrated U.S. Destinations are Often Overlooked?

The Discoverer put together a list of seven places in the United States that "remain under the radar on the tourist scene, making them less busy and more affordable."

Their findings include:

  • Schoodic Pininsula, Maine
  • Pocos National Historical Park, New Mexico
  • Dead Horse Point, Utah
  • Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas
  • Driggs, Idaho
  • Jensen Beach, Florida

There was also one part of the state of Michigan on the list...

Upper Peninsula, Michigan

The Discoverer website describes the U.P. this way:

Since it’s more remote than the rest of Michigan, the Upper Peninsula (also known as the U.P.) is less of a tourist draw than other parts of the state. But the region’s thick forests, fresh lakes, and spectacular coastline are reason enough to make the trek up north. With the exception of Mackinac Island, much of the U.P. is blissfully devoid of crowds, making it an ideal place to explore. As it's a peninsula surrounded by three Great Lakes, many of the U.P.’s offerings are related to water, such as paddling around Les Cheneaux Islands or taking a cruise to see the iconic cliffs along Lake Superior. For a memorable wilderness experience, camping in Isle Royale National Park offers a chance to experience true solitude in this far-flung northern region.

Most of us that live in Michigan already know about this hidden treasure.

Some of our favorites Upper Peninsula destinations are...

Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Tahquamenon Falls Summer
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Beautiful in the summer and the winter.

Tahquamenon Falls Winter
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks
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The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
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Castle Rock

Castle Rock
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Kitch-iti-kipi Springs

Kitch-iti-kipi Springs
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