Summer is not over with yet which means Michigan Families are heading north for their last summer vacations, and why not?

There's just no time to waste in the month of August. Pick your destination, pack your bags and snacks and head for the great outdoors in the Upper Peninsula.

Believe me when I tell you that Michigan's Upper Peninsula is nothing short of fantastic. You can check out Oswald's Bear Farm, Tahquamenon Falls, Pictured Rocks, and so much more.

99.1 WFMK logo
Get our free mobile app

Do you like waterfalls? Did you know there are over 300 waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula and they all range in size from under 5 feet to 48 feet vertical drops.

You could turn your entire family vacation into a waterfall extravaganza. Think of all the fun you'll have finding different waterfalls and all the great pictures you'll end up taking.

Have you ever been to Tahquamenon Falls? They are amazing. This from

Tahquamenon Falls, over which 50,000 gallons of water falls some 50 feet. There are both upper and lower falls within the state park, bears and migrating birds and a microbrewery too.

Another Michigan destination I strongly recommend is Pictured Rocks in Munising. If you're looking for a great last minute summer vacation, please don't pass up this opportunity.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is the most scenic sandstone rock formation you will ever see. I highly recommend taking the Pictured Rocks boat tour. And there's also the glass bottom boat shipwreck tours which are very fun and exciting too.

Take advantage of our last days of summer and make plans to head north to Michigan's Upper Peninsula to see some of the most beautiful areas in our Great Lakes state.

LOOK: Stunning vintage photos capture the beauty of America's national parks

Today these parks are located throughout the country in 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The land encompassing them was either purchased or donated, though much of it had been inhabited by native people for thousands of years before the founding of the United States. These areas are protected and revered as educational resources about the natural world, and as spaces for exploration.

Keep scrolling for 50 vintage photos that show the beauty of America's national parks.

More From 99.1 WFMK