Chippewa County

Population:38,543 (2nd)
Pop. Density:24.69 people/sq. mile (5th)
Land Area:1,561 sq. miles (2nd)
Water Area:1,137 sq. miles (5th)
County Seat:Sault Ste. Marie
Towns:Barbeau, Brimley, Dafter, De Tour Village, Drumond Island, Hulbert, Kincheloe, Kinross, Pickford, Rudyard, Sault Ste. Marie, Trout Lake, Goetzville, Paradise, Eckerman
Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in the Upper Peninsula

Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in the Upper Peninsula

All of the events below have been provided by michiganfireworks.com which has done an awesome job of gathering information on all the fireworks shows across Michigan. There are over 25 fireworks shows scheduled in the Upper Peninsula over the 4th of July and throughout the summer. We sorted them by ... Read more

The Largest Lake in Every State

The Largest Lake in Every State

As part of our mission at U.P. Supply Co. we hope to instill a sense of pride and wonderment in our natural surroundings, and especially the Great Lakes. They’re breathtakingly enormoous and beautiful, and you know this. They’re also very important to protect. It’s that we want to ... Read more

Upper Peninsula Women Every Michigander Should Know

Upper Peninsula Women Every Michigander Should Know

Today is International Women’s Day, which is always a good opportunity to thank your mom (love you, Mom!), but, as she and many others have taught me, women do more than mother – and we should all be grateful to the scientists, athletes, writers, and all around-game changers who haven’t been given t... Read more

An (almost) Complete History of Michigan–Ok, Mostly the Upper Peninsula

An (almost) Complete History of Michigan–Ok, Mostly the Upper Peninsula

Today is Michigan’s 182nd birthday! To celebrate we’re giving a bit of history lesson. We hope you’ll learn as much we did putting this together. We’ve compiled highlights from every year since Michigan’s admittance into statehood in 1837. But as we know, this just a small piece of Michigan’s ... Read more

Know your Upper Peninsula Highways

Know your Upper Peninsula Highways

The Upper Peninsula is full of unique roadways offering scenic views. Some sections are straight as an arrow (lookin’ at you Seney Stretch), one is the longest state highway in Michigan, another is the only state highway in the United States not to allow cars (I’m sure you can guess which). It’s als... Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Area Code 906

Everything You Need to Know About Area Code 906

Just in case you didn’t know, 906 is the only area code for the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In addition, 906 is the largest area code in Michigan. On March 19th, 1961, area code 906 was created as a split from what was then area code 616. Currently, according to Wikipedia, the area code is n... Read more

A Bird's-Eye View of the Upper Peninsula

A Bird's-Eye View of the Upper Peninsula

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a vast region. By the way, did you know that the Upper Peninsula is wider than the Lower Peninsula is tall? I love exploring Google Maps and finding aerial views of my favorite places in the Upper Peninsula as well as the rest of the world. Here are my top findings from... Read more

Going Full Throttle at the 2015 I-500 Snowmobile Race

Going Full Throttle at the 2015 I-500 Snowmobile Race

On the first Saturday of February in Sault Ste. Marie you’ll find passionate snowmobiling fans gathered to watch the annual I-500 Snowmobile Race. The 500 mile race takes place on a 1-mile track. We’ll help with the math, that’s 500 laps! The 47th annual featured an overcast February morning. Howeve... Read more

Upper Peninsula, Spotted from the International Space Station

Upper Peninsula, Spotted from the International Space Station

Astronaut Sam Cristoforetti, of Italy, has been living on the International Space Station and tweeting up a storm. She regularly posts photos of her view from ISS including this gem she recently posted of the Eastern Upper Peninsula surrounded by Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. Read more about the ... Read more

Population and Geography of the Upper Peninsula

Population and Geography of the Upper Peninsula

320,000 People Approximately 3% of the Michigan Approximately 0.1% of the United States Population density of 19 people/sq. mile 10 Largest Cities Marquette (~19,661 people) Sault Ste. Marie (16,542) Escanaba (13,140) Menominee (9,131) Iron Mountain (8,154) Houghton (7,134) Ishpeming (6,... Read more