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 the Upper Peninsula. If you would like to add any more just leave a comment. Click the photo to open the map in a new window for a higher resolution image and to explore that area.

Empire Mine

Empire Mine

Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park

The Soo Locks

The Soo Locks

Ore Freighter

Ore Freighter

The Mackinac Bridge

I am always amazed and how big, massive and mighty the bridge looks when I drive across it (or even when I stood at the top of the Mackinac Bridge), and then an aerial view makes it look incredibly fragile and could be snapped like a twig.

The Mackinac Bridge

St. Martin Island

Some people would have a hard time believing this is in the Upper Peninsula. It nearly looks tropical.

St. Martin Island

Dead River Storage Basin

Dead River Storage Basin

Picture Rocks National Lake Shore

Picture Rocks National Lake Shore

Lake Gogebic

Lake Gogebic

Port Dolomite

Port Dolomite

Harbor Island

Harbor Island

Maple Island

My best guess is this is a privately owned island and the strip of land is cleared for an airplane landing. Any other guesses?

Maple Island

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