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The Whitefish Point Light Station was established by Congress in 1849; since then, a life-saving beacon has illuminated these dangerous waters for mariners continuously. Today, the Whitefish Point Light is the oldest operating lighthouse on Lake Superior. The present light tower was constructed in 1861 during Abraham Lincolnâ€™s administration. Whitefish Point marks the eastern end of a notorious 80-mile stretch of shoreline from here west to Munising, Michigan, known ominously as Lake Superiorâ€™s Shipwreck Coast. At least 200 shipwrecks are in the vicinity of Whitefish Point. The 1975 loss of the steamer Edmund Fitzgerald with her entire crew of 29 has become a world-wide legend. The wreck of the Fitzgerald lies just 15 miles northwest of Whitefish Point.
Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest natural freshwater spring. The name means big cold water and is sometimes referred to as The Big Spring. It is northwest of Manistique about six miles (9.7 km) west on US Highway 2 and 12 miles (19 km) north on M-149.
The Soo Locks have been referred to as one of the great wonders of the world and it is still the largest waterway traffic system on earth. Enjoy riding through the Soo Locks and navigating in the St. Mary's River.
The Upper Tahquamenon Falls is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi, with Niagara being the largest. The beauty of this area is a must see when you are making your Upper Michigan travel plans.
The Lower Tahquamenon Falls is located 4 miles downstream from the upper where there are many small waterfalls that cascade around an island. There are boat rentals available at the Lower Tahquamenon Falls along with a seasonal concession stand.
The Seney National Wildlife Refuge is comprised of 95,212 acres of wilderness, swamps, islands, and lakes. Animals abound and thrive within the safe haven of this refuge. Beautiful Trumpeter Swans, osprey, deer, loons, moose, deer, turtles, geese, fish, eagles, and more will welcome your visit!
The Pictured Rocks is comprised of over 15 miles of shoreline along Lake Superior. Over 100 miles of scenic trails are located within the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore area. These colorful sandstone cliffs tower 50 to 200 ft above the water's surface. Visitors can experience our forests, streams, shoreline, and wildlife by hiking or biking these many pathways throughout the park. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is Munising's greatest attraction.
Horses, History & Hospitality - Mackinac Island is nestled in the straits of Mackinac where the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan meet. American, Great Lakes and Michigan history is rich on the Island, from military to commerce to the who's who of days gone by, everyone will enjoy the opportunity to enrich themselves while visiting Mackinac Island.
Crisp Point was one of five Lake Superior U.S. Life-Saving Service Stations along the coast between Munising and Whitefish Point. It is located about fourteen miles west of Whitefish Point. It was built in 1875 and became operational in 1876 as Life Saving Station Number Ten, of the U.S. Life-Saving Service District 10 (it was later part of District 11) . Crisp Point inherited its name from one of the Life Saving Station keepers, an iron-willed boatman named Christopher Crisp. The other four Life-Saving Stations were Vermillion Point (now Vermilion), Two Heart River, Deer Park (formerly Sucker River Station and Muskallonge Lake Station) and Grand Marais.
This complex is the Largest (bear only) Bear Ranch in the entire United States. Oswald's Bear Ranch has 4 habitats that allow visitors to explore the perimeters and view these great live roaming bears. Platforms allow visitors to have a barrier free view of the bears. This is a great place to bring the whole.
The historic village of Grand Marais, Michigan is located on the south shore of Lake Superior at the eastern gateway to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Our warm summers, beautiful autumns, and snowy winters make Grand Marais a year-round recreation destination.
The TOONERVILLE TROLLEY, an authentic narrow gauge railroad, takes you 5 1/2 miles through thick forest, the habitat of bear, deer, moose, gray wolf, and many types of birds. At the end of the train line is your first view of the Tahquamenon River, where the riverboat is boarded for a 21 mile cruise down the river to the rapids 1/2 mile above the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. Tour #1 is a 6 1/2 hour round trip train and riverboat tour to our private access at the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. The only tour to Tahquamenon Falls. Tour #2 is a 1 3/4 Hour Wilderness Train Ride.
Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum is a non-profit antique & vintage snowmobile museum in Naubinway, Michigan. It is located 2 blocks south of US 2 at the blinking light. The museum, fundraisers and events provide one-of-a-kind experience for people of all ages. The museum invites you visit and join them during thier events and explore the wonderful town of Naubinway, Michigan in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
The Tahquamenon Logging Museum and Nature Study, located just 1 1/2 miles North of Newberry Michigan, invites you to come to their museum and park to explore the original buildings and memorabilia from lumberjack days of the past. Come and see the original C.C.C. buildings full of old photos, models and original logging equipment. Eat a real lumberjack's breakfast in the Authentic Cookshack made over a wood stove with home made care and goodnes. Stroll along the boardwalk and nature trail and see part of the Tahquamenon Forest. The Tahquamenon River is nestled along this beautiful trail, where blue herons, ducks, birds and other wildlife abound.
The Cut River Bridge spans the Cut River between Epoufette and Brevort There is a long wooden staircase to the valley below that was constructed some time after the construction of the bridge itself. The bridge was built in 1947 and carries traffic on US 2 above and spans the Cut River Valley, 147 feet below.
The Newberry Country Club is situated on 200 pristine acres in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Our Northern Michigan Golf Course has been redesigned with new bunkers, lengthened holes and new tee boxes, thus adding length to the entire course. A golf course of unique variety for all levels of golfers situated in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan, located 45 minutes north of the Mackinaw Bridge.