Lake Kitchitikipi: A Mesmerizing Wonderland You've Never Heard Of

This article was collaboratively written by Emily Bernas  + Buzzy, our creative AI assistant.

Located in Northern Michigan, this hidden treasure might be a bit of a trip, but believe me when I say it's worth every mile. Surrounded by lush forestry and crystal clear waters, Lake Kitchitikipi is the destination that will have you running to update your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Tumblr (Yes! We still use Tumblr, don't @ me).

Aerial view of trees around lake

Drone/Aerial image of Kitch-iti-kipi, a freshwater spring in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This was taken during a roadtrip in the fall of 2019. The fall colors were starting to change creating a beautiful scene to photograph.

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I don't say this lightly, but it really feels like a portal to another dimension.

Frozen lake with weird glow

Plus, it's SUPER Underrated.

Clear water in a lake

In a world where everyone's posting photos of their visit to the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Canyon, wouldn't you want to be the Maverick in your travel group, going off the beaten path and sharing a hidden treasure? Lake Kitchitikipi is that treasure. You'll thank me later.

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To make the most of your adventure, rent a car, and explore the many different breathtaking nature sites around Lake Kitchitikipi. Safe to say, hidden in Northern Michigan's arms is a natural wonderland that demands your attention.

Aerial view of lake surrounded by trees
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One trip alone is not enough, so make sure you document your visit with tons of photos. You'll want to remember this mesmerizing beauty filled with enchanting forests, the elusive magic of nature, and an alluring body of water that peers into another dimension.

Frozen waterfall

A frozen waterfall in kitch-iti-kipi state park in Michigan in Manistique, MI, United States

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This is the chance to break free from the hustle and escape into a mystical, mesmerizing wonderland that will leave your heart full and your soul revitalized. Go ahead, pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready to experience the trip of a lifetime! Trust me, you won't regret it.

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