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It's a wild, wild life under the U.P. lights!

This stunning video by Lake Superior Photo featuring northern lights, a beaver, and a very bright fireball might be the coolest Michigan thing you see today!!
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North Country Dreamland: Northern Lights and the skies of Northern Michigan

I am going to guess that the video below is the most incredible thing you will see today, and quite likely for many days. There's lots more about photographer Shawn Stockman Malone of Lake Superior Photo and this project below, but first please…
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Michigan Cougar Captured on Film

This story has become the most popular ever on the Absolute Michigan Facebook with almost 200 "likes", 75+ comments and a whopping 254 shares. The photo was taken with a locked trail cam situated along a well-used wildlife trail in southern…
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April 2012 Northern Lights light up the night

nlightsframed copy by CreateWithKim Late Sunday night and early Monday morning, the aurora borealis exploded over Michigan. They were seen from the UP as shown in the photo to the right from Marquette all the way down to the Indiana/Michigan…
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Get ready for the UP 200 Sled Dog Races!

The annual U.P. 200 sled dog race along with two other races, the Midnight Run and the Jackpine 30 take place February 16-20, 2012. These three UP sled dog races draw 15,000 fans to the Upper Peninsula and provide a variety of challenges for…
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Will Michigan get its own version of the BP oil spill?

Acid Mine Drainage by savethewildup In Is Michigan's BP Disaster Brewing in the UP? addressing the Kennecott Eagle Mine north of Marquette, the Center for Michigan's Phil Power writes: Today, TV screens, newspapers and the Internet are…
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U.P. Oktoberfest ~ Marquette, MI - 9.12.09

BREAK OUT YOUR LEDERHOSEN More than 150 beers from some of Michigan's finest microbreweries and brewpubs. Live music. Food available for purchase. Rain or shine. The first-ever Michigan Brewers Guild U.P. Oktoberfest is coming September…
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This Weekend: U.P. 200 and Midnight Run sled dog races

Dog sled races, UP200, 2007 by e.rabior Eric says that this photo shows a team arriving in Grand Marais, halfway point of the 240 mile race, amidst unrelenting lake effect snow. This year is the 20th running of the U.P. 200 and Midnight…
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Weird Photo Wednesday: Lakenenland Corporate Greed by Kristina_5

Lakenenland Corporate Greed by Kristina_5 Found on the Absolute Michigan flickr pool, Kristina_5 has some interesting shots from an equally interesting sculpture park located 15 miles east of Marquette, Michigan on M-28. She writes: This…
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We Are All Downstream

Together. by Rick Spillers Eric Hansen is the author of "Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula" and "Hiking Wisconsin". In this morning's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, he has an editorial titled Headwaters are no place for toxic new mining that…
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The Week for July 21-27, 2008

Fun on Pleasant Lake by MWOOD19 Welcome to The Week on Absolute Michigan. Summer is in full swing around the state and candidates in Michigan primaries are trying to chicken dinner their way to an August 6th victory. Our July Michigan…
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Sulfide Mining goes to the movies

For more on this issue visit Save the Wild UP and also check out Anatomy of a mine: Lansing hearings put U.P. wilderness on trial from the Lansing City Pulse: The hearings hit hard rock Wednesday, April 30, when a white-haired man in…