Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sister Lakes, MI
If you are wanting fun roads, but need to avoid gravel, the UP is somewhat limited. There is some nice scenery, and staying close to the lakeshore helps, but it's still pretty flat and straight. It gets better on the run up to Copper Harbor and around Pictured Rocks, but again, the most interesting roads in the area are gravel.
If you want some fun paved roads, go across into Canada, and take 17 N along Lake Superior out of the Soo, or head east from the Soo, and at Thessalon, head north on 129 (you can do a nice loop with 17, 101, and 129). Only potential problem is that gas stops can be limited, but I don't think there is any stretch with more than 60-70 miles between fuel stops.
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