Lake Superior Wave

This will never get old

Oct 31, 2014 | Leave a comment

We’ll never get tired of watching waves on Lake Superior crash against the break wall.

Plaid Holiday

Plaidurday in the Upper Peninsula

Sep 29, 2014 | Leave a comment

Friday, October 3rd, is Plaidurday 2014! If you’ve been a fan or customer of Yooper Steez for a year or longer, you’ll know that we love to celebrate Plaidurday. As Yoopers, we are fortunate to be immersed in a culture plentiful with plaid. However, there are many places without this same fortune. And that’s the goal, to share this the joy with everyone, because in the end we’re all connected by a common thread. What … Read more

Keweenaw Adventure Company

Gravity Fed: Mountain Bike Shuttles in Copper Harbor

Sep 27, 2014 | Leave a comment

Destination mountain bike trails weave through the terrain of the Upper Peninsula. The Keweenaw itself hosts over 100 miles of sweet singletrack trails for riders of all skill levels. Copper Harbor and Marquette have each been deemed a Ride Center destination from the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Ontonagon has trails and a race through the old mines in that area. But now gravity is taking over. It used to be that only ski hills with … Read more

Fall in the Upper Peninsula

We love Fall, but these people said it better than we can

Sep 27, 2014 | Leave a comment

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery “I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ― Henry David Thoreau “Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving … Read more

Great Lakes Surfing

Red Bull New Wave: Surfing the Great Lakes

Sep 10, 2014 | Leave a comment

A few years ago, big wave surfer Jamie Sterling came to Lake Superior for some surfing. He grew up surfing big waves in Hawaii since a young boy. And well, it’s pretty rad. Not much more we can say, just enjoy the beautiful footage! Somehow this one slipped through the cracks, as it took place in 2011. Thanks to our buddy Teddy for sending the footy over this way. It has been amazing to see … Read more

2014 Mackianc Bridge Walk

Labor Day Road Trip

Sep 2, 2014 | Leave a comment

Miles Drive Time Total Time 370.9 6.7 hrs 16 hrs The Mighty Mac! I have driven across countless times, I have been underneath a couple of times, and I was even fortunate enough to go to the top, but one thing I have never done is walk across the bridge for the annual Mackinac Bridge Walk on Labor Day. That’s all I need for the a spur of the moment road trip.   4:00 a.m. That is the … Read more

Wildflowers on Mackinac Island

Wild Bloomers on Mackinac Island

Jul 27, 2014 | Leave a comment

Have you been to Mackinac Island?  If so, did you venture beyond the fudge shops and beaches to the untamed interior?  As a lover of all things that bloom, I felt like I was in paradise once I made it to the island’s internal trails. If you’re into wildflowers too, you may know that timing dictates the species.  I visited in early June this summer, so the initial bloomers were popping up all over.  Colorful … Read more

2013 Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Tournament

The Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Tournament

Jul 6, 2014 | Leave a comment

Every 4th of July  people gather on the south side of Mackinac Island at Windermere Point for the annual Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Tournament.  A few hundred people assemble, building up the noon tournament of stone skipping professionals. For the amateur division, anyone can enter for just $5, with proceeds going to the Mackinac Island Hospice. Each contestant can pick a selection of six stones from the beach or opt to bring their own, as the professionals do. … Read more

Upper Peninsula Road Trip

July 4th Road Tripping

Jul 6, 2014 | Leave a comment

Miles Drive Time Total Time 648.4 12.53 hrs 53 hrs One requirement for being an Ambassador of the Upper Peninsula is whirlwind road trips across the U.P. Road tripping is nothing new to me, and a proper road trip includes a number of my road tripping guidelines. Some of those guidelines include, but are not limited to: Listening to “Total Eclipse of the Heart” with the windows down and the volume up Spontaneity, such as … Read more

Upper Peninsula Auroras

Chasing Auroras in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Jun 29, 2014 | Leave a comment

Have you seen the Northern Lights dancing across the starry skies? The U.P. offers a good opportunity for viewing Auroras. I want to share some tips for successful Aurora chasing. Step 1: Kp Numbers The Kp number refers to the strength of the Auroras. Auroras with Kp 5 and higher are considered storm level and can be seen farther south. Use the map below (from to find the Kp number needed for your area. … Read more

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