There is definitely something magical about this time of year in Michigan! One spot here in the Mitten State is being recognized as the No. 1 Destination for Snow in the U.S. in a USA Today and 10best Readers' Poll.

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Twenty locations were picked by experts as best places in the country for snow because they offer lots of winter activities, gorgeous snow globe landscapes, and, of course, plenty of snow! Then it was put up to a public vote to determine the top 10.

Which Michigan winter wonderland is ranked the very best destination for snow in the entire country?

City of Houghton, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, City of Marquette/ Facebook
City of Houghton, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, City of Marquette/ Facebook

The Upper Peninsula!

Gorgeous at all times of year, Michigan's U.P. is particularly stunning in the winter and the skiing gets rave reviews.

Here's USA Today's praise for the U.P. -

From, skiing and sledding to snowshoeing and snowmobiling, there’s plenty to do during winter in the Upper Peninsula towns of Sault Ste. Marie and Marquette. And while much of Mackinac Island is closed in winter, the trails are open for cross-country skiing in Mackinac Island State Park.

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Don't Call Yourself A Yooper Unless You've Been To These Michigan Upper Peninsula Places

It can almost be looked at as a different state entirely, while encompassing everything beautiful about Michigan. There are some spots that are truly breathtaking, and if you've never planned a trip to the upper peninsula, make sure you're comfortable with long drives.

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