Poll Results:  What's Your Favorite Upper Peninsula Town Name?

Poll Results: What's Your Favorite Upper Peninsula Town Name?

Christmas is the favorite name of Upper Peninsula towns according to Yooper Steez readers. It is always a favorite among locals and tourists. In second and third place are Paradise and Gay respectively. The Upper Peninsula is full of several other interesting names that are familiar elsewhere.. … Read more

Painter Linda Schierkolk, Inspired by the Upper Peninsula

Painter Linda Schierkolk, Inspired by the Upper Peninsula

Sand Point (for sale at The Falling Rock Cafe, Munising) The Upper Peninsula has got to be the most inspiring place for an artist like me. Think of it! Crashing waves, tranquil ponds, pastoral farm scenes, magnificent rocks, glorious forests, quaint towns, historical cities, and the gorgeous four … Read more

Marquette Ranked #1 by CNN Money for Best Commute

Marquette Ranked #1 by CNN Money for Best Commute

Marquette continues to be published as one of the top cities to live in among different categories. Earlier this year we reported that Outdoor Life ranked Marquette the 7th best town in the U.S. for hunters and fishers. Not bad. This time around it’s CNN Money, and they have ranked Marquette the … 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 … Read more

Yooper Steez Round-Up: Notes, Updates, and More for July 2008

Yooper Steez Round-Up: Notes, Updates, and More for July 2008

Yooper Steez is now fully restocked Thank you both customers and readers who have been patient with us. It took longer than we expected to get restocked with shirts. But we’re back in full throttle. Order yours today or sign up for a chance to win a free shirt. We currently have red, blue, green, … Read more

July is the Favorite Month in the Upper Peninsula

July is the Favorite Month in the Upper Peninsula

After asking “What is your favorite month in the Upper Peninsula?” it turns out that two months are tied for the least favorite months in the Upper Peninsula: April and December. We launched this poll several weeks ago (check out our latest poll) and it took a long time before anyone listed April as … Read more

An Invitation to Andrew Heller Challenging 2 of His Yooper Stereotypes

An Invitation to Andrew Heller Challenging 2 of His Yooper Stereotypes

Andrew Heller, Yooper Steez is inviting you to the Upper Peninsula for a round of golf. Sorry, we won’t cover your gas expenses, but we will surely hook you up with a free Upper Peninsula t-shirt. You see, Mr. Heller recently wrote an article on his blog at mlive.com for The Flint Journal. The … Read more

Carl Torola of Calumet to Compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Carl Torola of Calumet to Compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee

. The competition will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington hotel in Washington, D.C. Each year the Upper Peninsula sends one student to the National Spelling Bee who wins the annual Upper Peninsula Community Education Association Spelling Bee Finals. This year’s Upper Peninsula spelling bee … Read more

How Many Trips do you Make Across the Mackinac Bridge in a Year?

How Many Trips do you Make Across the Mackinac Bridge in a Year?

Naturally, there is going to be a bell curve on this graph. Those who live in Ironwood aren’t going to make nearly as many trips across the bridge as those living in St. Ignace or Sault Ste Marie. Though it looks like most people average between 2 to 5 round trips across the bridge in a year. If … Read more

Connecting Yoopers Across the Globe: 12 Yooper Facebook Groups to Join

Connecting Yoopers Across the Globe: 12 Yooper Facebook Groups to Join

At Yooper Steez we love the latest in the world wide web, including social networking. We’re also hoping to reach Yoopers across the globe. After merging those two ideas we thought it’d be great to give you an awesome list of Yooper related Facebook Groups. Though these are far from all the groups, … Read more