Michigan weekend road trip: A brief journey through the UP

The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. (Photo: Olivia Booth)

Michigan's Upper Peninsula offers far more than what can be experienced in just a few days, but with the right planning, you can take in a good bit of the north.

If you only have a few days to spend in the UP, a chunk of that time will be dedicated to driving, but the routes are all scenic and beautiful, so it just adds to the trip.

The sunset over Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. (Amber Ainsworth/WDIV)

Check out some things to do during a weekend road trip to the UP:

Tahquamenon Falls

There's plenty of campgrounds to stay at in the UP. My trip included staying at the Tahquamenon Falls State Park Rivermouth campground and the Au Train Beach Campgound.

The Tahquamenon Falls campground is situated on the Tahquamenon River and has a boat launch, kayak rentals and a fishing platform.

The campground is near the waterfalls. Park at the lower falls and take the about 4-mile hike to the upper falls, where there is shopping and dining, including the Tahquamenon Falls Brewery and Pub. The brewery includes a large selection of food, as well as several local craft brews on tap.