A area I really enjoy is Keweenaw County of Upper Michigan. A big remote and unpopulated area with very nice scenery and history. I like the lack of bill boards and tourist traps.
If your a history buff and need your daily fix of the Keeweenaw this blog below is just the place.
Pasty.com is a wealth of information with all the postings of it's followers. They know just where that remote waterfall or vista is in the U.P. Often providing information you would never find anyplace else.