Tahquamenon Falls

WOODS & WATERS: Capturing Michigan’s beauty in the grand outdoors of the U.P 

Between the sounds of crashing waterfalls, the never-ending views of colorful forests and overall feeling of remoteness while camped out under a crisp, autumn sky, there is but one place in this world where I truly feel at peace — Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. 

JULIE STAFFORD: Birthday week bucket list in the U.P.

For the past several years, I’ve talked about going to the Porcupine Mountains. But that’s as far as I got. Talk.

Over the years, friends had detailed some of the amazing things they’d seen there and I read articles about the sights to explore and adventures to be had. So in August 2020, I decided it was time to stop talking about the things I want to do and start actually doing them.