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      Fun vacations right in your own backyard

      Nancy and Joseph Steinhebel drove over 400 hundred miles, from Byron, Michigan to Michigamme to spend their honeymoon in the Upper Peninsula.

      "We have our motor home, and we wanted to just explore the U.P. We have no plans; we're just traveling," said Nancy Steinhebel.

      "It's breathtaking. It's been beautiful. Everything we've done, rain or shine, we have a good time," said Joseph Steinhebel.

      The Michigamme Shores Campground also gets a lot of local visitors during the summer.

      "I have 80 sites roughly (that) I run. During the week they're about half full and then the weekends almost full. So you're talking about 40 campers during the week on average and the weekends up to 80," said Woody Taylor, owner Michigamme Shores Campground.

      On the TV6 and FOX UP Facebook Page Victoria Leonhardt said, "At the Soo Locks, it's always fascinating to see the ships rise and fall with the water."

      Linda Marshall said, "Oswald's Bear's affordable and the kids can run free!"

      With Lake Superior covering over 1,400 miles of shoreline, a trip to the beach can lead to swimming, kayaking or even time spent on one of the least visited national parks in the United States known as Isle Royale.

      Author Brian Cabell visited and wrote about 53 must see places in the U.P .

      "Some of the lesser known places are certainly those that stick with me. A bar in Ontonagon called Stubbs Museum Bar. To me it's fascinating; it has buffalo heads, caribou heads, and old football helmets," said Brian Cabell, author.

      Another popular attraction in the U.P. can sometimes be found in the early morning hours and it is free of charge. Look north on a clear night and you might just catch the Aurora Borealis lighting up the sky.