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The incredible preserved land and friendly locals are one of the very best (and often overlooked) outdoor adventure destinations in the U.S. This natural beauty in northern Michigan has 1,700 miles of shoreline on three Great Lakes, and that’s just the beginning of its outdoor offerings. On top of all the water sports you could enjoy on lakes Superior, Huron and Michigan, the UP also has expansive forests, mountains, lakes, streams, waterfalls, beaches, bluffs and islands nearby.