The Keweenaw Peninsula Wins Top Vacation Destination in U.P.

The Keweenaw Peninsula was voted the top vacation destination in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula by MLive on Tuesday. The online poll, which ran last week, included destinations like Marquette, Porcupine Mountains State Park, and Ironwood. Factoring in other areas of the peninsula that were in the poll, like Copper Harbor, the Keweenaw Peninsula received about 75 percent of the votes.

“Obviously, we’re really proud of earning this recognition,” said Brad Barnett, executive director of the Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The Keweenaw is an incredible destination, and in a lot of ways, it’s still a bit of secret for a lot of people, even in Michigan.”

The vote was held by MLive as part of a statewide competition to determine Michigan’s top vacation destination. Individual polls were held for different sections of the state like the Eastern Upper Peninsula, Western Northern Lower Peninsula, etc. Candidates in each poll were nominated by MLive readers. receives over 20 million monthly sessions according to MLive Media Group.