Baraga County

Population:8,746 (12th)
Pop. Density:9.67 people/sq. mile (11th)
Land Area:904 sq. miles (12th)
Water Area:165 sq. miles (13th)
County Seat:L'Anse
Towns:Baraga, Covington, Keweenaw Bay, L'Anse, Pelkie, Watton
11 Photos: Why the Upper Peninsula is the Cooler Peninsula

11 Photos: Why the Upper Peninsula is the Cooler Peninsula

The Upper Peninsula is the cooler peninsula. It cannot be argued, it is embedded in the factual temperatures recorded by the National Weather Service for more than one hundred years. So we all know it’s literal, but is it figurative? Of course we’re a little biased at Yooper Steez, but we’d love to ... Read more

First Steez Photo

First Steez Photo

It’s official, Yooper Steez is up and running, and for our 3rd Photo Friday we’re featuring the very first of our “Steez Photos“. The shoveling must get done, and what better to represent than the Yooper Scooper, a classic icon of the Upper Peninsula. But we know you can do better. Shirts are availa... Read more

Keweenaw Bay Ice Fishing

Keweenaw Bay Ice Fishing

This week across the Upper Peninsula it was rare to see a temperature below freezing. A lot of snow and ice melted this week and once again the ice fishing season will be coming to a close soon. There aren’t many places in the United States where you’re driving along and see a frozen lake that’s ful... Read more

Winter Detail at Canyon Falls

Winter Detail at Canyon Falls

Every spring, summer, and fall thousands of people make their way to Canyon Falls. Not as many people make it back to the falls during the winter, which is one of the most impressive times to see it. The best is if you can make it right after a big snowfall, where you’ll see pillows of snow broken b... Read more

Welcome to Yooper Steez

Welcome to Yooper Steez

Welcome to Yooper Steez! We have sought to create a brand new Yooper website unlike any Yooper site you’ve seen before and we’re happy to welcome you. To both Yoopers and non-Yoopers alike we’re looking to spread pride in Michigan’s great Upper Peninsula and all those things that may make us Yoopers... Read more

April Fool's Day Snowstorm Was No Joke

April Fool's Day Snowstorm Was No Joke

According to Wikipedia, April Fools’ Day or All Fools’ Day is a holiday in its own right, a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, enemies and neighbors, or sending them on foo... Read more

Why the Upper Peninsula is Not Part of Wisconsin

Why the Upper Peninsula is Not Part of Wisconsin

Outside of the Midwest, The Upper Peninsula seems to a mystery to much of the U.S. population, and surprisingly, even to some of those in the Midwest. It’s quite common to think that the Upper Peninsula is part of Canada and sometimes textbooks don’t know what state the Upper Peninsula is in. More t... Read more

Hilltop Sweetroll #2 Sweet Treat in State of Michigan

Hilltop Sweetroll #2 Sweet Treat in State of Michigan

Recently the Detroit News readers listed their favorite sweet treat stops in the state of Michigan. An Upper Peninsula favorite made the list at #2. In Baraga county it’s one of the biggest staples known… The Hilltop Sweetroll It’s bigger than a baby’s head… You can find these enormous rolls of sw... Read more