Northern Michigan

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Northern Michigan, also known as Northern Lower Michigan or Upper Michigan (known colloquially to residents of more southerly parts of the state and summer residents from cities such as Detroit as "up north"), is a region of the U.S. state of Michigan.wikipedia
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Northern Michigan, also known as Northern Lower Michigan or Upper Michigan (known colloquially to residents of more southerly parts of the state and summer residents from cities such as Detroit as "up north"), is a region of the U.S. state of Michigan.
The Ojibwe were established in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and northern and central Michigan, and also inhabited Ontario and southern Manitoba, Canada; and northern Wisconsin, and northern and north-central Minnesota.

Alpena, Michigan

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(just north of Traverse City), Suttons Bay, Cairn Highway in Kewadin, Alba, Michigan on U.S. 131 Highway (approximately 2 miles North of county road 42, signs on both sides of the highway), Gaylord, Atlanta and Alpena.
It is considered to be part of northern Michigan.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaylord

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All of the northern Lower Peninsula – north of a line from Manistee County on the west to Iosco County on the east (the second orange tier up on the map) – is considered to be part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaylord.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaylord (Dioecesis Gaylordensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Northern Michigan region of the United States.

Iosco County, Michigan

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All of the northern Lower Peninsula – north of a line from Manistee County on the west to Iosco County on the east (the second orange tier up on the map) – is considered to be part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaylord.
The county is considered to be part of Northern Michigan.

Gaylord, Michigan

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(just north of Traverse City), Suttons Bay, Cairn Highway in Kewadin, Alba, Michigan on U.S. 131 Highway (approximately 2 miles North of county road 42, signs on both sides of the highway), Gaylord, Atlanta and Alpena. Grayling and Gaylord and their environs are recognized for Nordic skiing. Snow fall totals can vary throughout the region due to lake-effect snow from the prevailing westerly winds off of Lake Michigan, with average yearly snow fall of 141.4" (359.2 cm) in Gaylord to 52.4" (133.1 cm) in Harrisville.

Grayling, Michigan

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Grayling and Gaylord and their environs are recognized for Nordic skiing. Hartwick Pines State Park is a 9672 acre state park and logging museum located in Crawford County near Grayling and I-75.
It is located in the middle of Northern Michigan.

Lower Peninsula of Michigan

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All of the northern Lower Peninsula – north of a line from Manistee County on the west to Iosco County on the east (the second orange tier up on the map) – is considered to be part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaylord. In the northern-most 21 counties in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, the total population of the region is 506,658 people.
The peninsula is sometimes divided into the Northern Lower Peninsula—which is more sparsely populated and largely forested—and the Southern Lower Peninsula—which is largely urban or farmland.

Lake Michigan

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Snow fall totals can vary throughout the region due to lake-effect snow from the prevailing westerly winds off of Lake Michigan, with average yearly snow fall of 141.4" (359.2 cm) in Gaylord to 52.4" (133.1 cm) in Harrisville.
The economy of many communities in northern Michigan and Door County, Wisconsin is supported by tourism, with large seasonal populations attracted by Lake Michigan.

Rogers City, Michigan

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USG Corporation, also known as United States Gypsum Corporation, operates several quarries, including one at Alabaster, and one in Rogers City.

Harrisville, Michigan

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Snow fall totals can vary throughout the region due to lake-effect snow from the prevailing westerly winds off of Lake Michigan, with average yearly snow fall of 141.4" (359.2 cm) in Gaylord to 52.4" (133.1 cm) in Harrisville.
It is considered to be part of Northern Michigan.

Boyne Highlands

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Some of the downhill and Nordic skiing resorts located in the Northern Lower include Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, Otsego Club & Resort (since 1939), Crystal Mountain Resort, Snow Snake Ski and Golf, Nub's Nob, Caberfae Peaks and Schuss Mountain.
Boyne Highlands is a ski resort in Northern Michigan located near Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Mio, Michigan

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The high is 112 °F (44 °C) set in Mio on July 13, 1936 and the low is −51 °F (−46 °C) set in Vanderbilt on February 9, 1934.
Mio, part of Northern Michigan, is situated in the Au Sable River Valley.

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive is a scenic route within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, in western Northern Michigan in the United States.

Tawas Point State Park

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Tawas Point State Park is a public recreation area located on Lake Huron in Northern Michigan near the city of East Tawas, Michigan.

Manistee, Michigan

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The cutting of wood for passing ships morphed into a full-fledged lumber industry, contributing to the rise of port cities like Manistee, Traverse City, Charlevoix, and Ludington.

Crawford County, Michigan

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Hartwick Pines State Park is a 9672 acre state park and logging museum located in Crawford County near Grayling and I-75.
The county is part of Northern Michigan.

Lake-effect snow

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Snow fall totals can vary throughout the region due to lake-effect snow from the prevailing westerly winds off of Lake Michigan, with average yearly snow fall of 141.4" (359.2 cm) in Gaylord to 52.4" (133.1 cm) in Harrisville. Lake effect weather brings significant snowfalls to snow belt areas of Northern Michigan.
Western Michigan, western Northern Lower Michigan, and Northern Indiana can get heavy lake-effect snows as winds pass over Lake Michigan and deposit snows over Muskegon, Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, New Carlisle, South Bend, and Elkhart, but these snows abate significantly before Lansing or Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Kalkaska, Michigan

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For oil interest, Encana amassed rights for the Collingwood-Utica Shale (Michigan) between 2008 and 2010, mostly in Cheboygan, Kalkaska, Michigan and Missaukee counties.
Kalkaska is considered part of Northern Michigan.

Up North

Northern Michigan, also known as Northern Lower Michigan or Upper Michigan (known colloquially to residents of more southerly parts of the state and summer residents from cities such as Detroit as "up north"), is a region of the U.S. state of Michigan.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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This Northern Michigan park was established primarily because of its outstanding natural features, including forests, beaches, dune formations, and ancient glacial phenomena.

Cadillac, Michigan

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Cadillac is reputed to be even more popular during the winter than it is in the summer.
The area surrounding Cadillac is primarily rural, and is considered to be part of Northern Michigan.