Up North

What does Up North mean?

Any place that’s located to the north of where you are

When people use the slang term ‘Up North’, they’re typically referring to a place located in the northern part of their current location. It’s a phrase you’ll often hear from city residents, who use it to denote more rural or less crowded areas to the north of their city.

For instance, should you be in a city like Minneapolis and St. Paul in Minnesota, anything north of this area would be referred to as ‘up north.’ But it’s not just about geographical location. The term also carries a sense of escapism and relaxation, often being associated with a cabin or camping spot – usually near a lake – where people go to unwind.

Imagine chatting with your colleague about their weekend plans. They might say, “I’m heading ‘up north’ with the family this weekend for some fishing and a bit of boating at my uncle’s cabin.” This simply means they are travelling north to a more rural area, probably to a family-owned cabin for some recreational activities.

Example for using ‘Up North’ in a conversation

Hey, what are your plans for the weekend?

I’m heading up north! Going to my family’s cabin for some fishing and relaxation 🎣🌲

That sounds amazing! Have a great time up north! πŸ•οΈπŸŒ…

Thanks! I can’t wait to escape the city and enjoy the peacefulness of nature up there! 🌳🌿