• Stroll Through History

Come Explore the U.P. Hidden Coast!
A recreation heritage route connecting the Lake Michigan towns
of Gladstone and Menominee in the Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The U.P. Hidden Coast Recreation Route runs from Menominee, the gateway to the Upper Peninsula, through to the northern city limits of Gladstone; 64 miles along the western shoreline of Lake Michigan. As it navigates between water and wilderness, natural vegetation obscures the view of Lake Michigan's bays. The best way to view the Lake is to exit the highway and pull into one of the several (over 25 public owned) recreational areas along the U.P. Hidden Coast.


Visit our interactive map to browse the recreation heritage route and see what the area offers!

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