Would you like to contribute?

Would you like to contribute?

I have been working in the background of this website for a couple of years now and this year I’m going to make a big push to add more content to the site. I would love to have photos and descriptions of every waterfall, lake, and hiking trail in the UP. I would also like to add snow reports from each county as well as a calendar of activities so that folks have a one-stop shop for everything UP. The problem? There is only one of me. I can’t make it to all of the great location across the UP that I would like to document………….well at least not in a timely fashion.

So here is the pitch. I’m looking for folks who love the UP to contribute to the site. I’m looking for folks who will help me to document waterfalls, lakes, hiking trails, ski trails, lighthouses, and whatever other great things the UP has to offer. I’m also looking for snowmobile clubs to provide trail reports, community members to add to calendars of events, bait shops to provide fishing reports. You can see where I’m going with this.

In the weeks to come, I will also offer advertising space on this site as well as business listings. Why you ask? This site is growing fast and so is the cost of maintaining it. I’ve opposed to using Google ads and info links on this site as I feel that they detract from the content. I want to provide a space where Yoopers can affordably advertise their businesses. That said if you know of someone who would be interested in doing ad sales let me know. This would be a commission salaried position and would require a little foot and phone work.

So that’s it folks. The site is growing, and I need help to make it progress. If you would like to contribute just send me an email to info@theupperpeninsulaofmichigan.com.

Upper Peninsula Blueberries 2014

Upper Peninsula Blueberries 2014

What a difference one week makes. This time last week there relatively few ripe Blueberries, but this week our Upper Peninsula Blueberries and ripening fast! Here in Marquette County the blueberries are abundant this year. I believe this is due to a combination of cool temperatures and ample rain. This has to be one of…

The Big Bay Lighthouse

The Big Bay Lighthouse

In all of my years roaming around the Upper Peninsula, I had never been to Big Bay. We decided yesterday, to take a run up there. Our intention was to hike to several waterfalls along the way, but it seemed that every stream and river crossing was undergoing bridge construction (but this is a good…