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Tahquamenon Falls in the Spring

Paradise, Michigan
"A Vacation Here Is A Vacation In Paradise!"

For great Paradise Lodging - visit the Paradise Lodging page!


Paradise Michigan invites you to explore the shores of Lake Superior, the Tahquamenon River, the Tahquamenon Falls, Whitefish Bay, Whitefish Point, and various rivers & streams.
We offer an over abundance of water filled recreation & attractions during all our marvelous seasons.  Boat, fish, swim, water-ski, canoe, & kayak during our summer season. 

Paradise Michigan Attractions
Photos by Gina Harman

Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Upper Falls
Within the state park you will find the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls. 
The Upper Taquamenon Falls are featured to the right.  Enjoy many activities such as birding, fishing, hiking, sight-seeing, camping, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and more. www.michigan.gov/dnr

Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Lower Falls
The Tahquamenon’s Lower Falls are very lovely and also offers boat rentals – great for the family.  The areas wildlife abound and by chance you may see black bear, whitetail deer, moose, and other wildlife.

www.michigan.gov/dnr

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is the only one of its kind dedicated to the perils of maritime transport on the Great Lakes.
It is fittingly located at Whitefish Point, Michigan, site of the oldest active lighthouse on Lake Superior.

www.shipwreckmuseum.com

Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
Being the northeastern tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Whitefish Point is a phenomenal concentration spot for migrating raptors, waterbirds, and song birds. The surrounding land and water features create a natural corridor, funneling thousands of birds directly to the Point each spring and fall as they travel thorough the Great Lakes region. For more info: www.wpbo.org

Whitefish Point Light Station
“We are glad you are here!”
To collect, preserve, study and interpret the material culture of the Great Lakes. Primary emphasis on maritime history as it relates to the U.S. Lifesaving Service, U.S. Lighthouse Service, U.S. Coast Guard, ships and travelers who fell victim to the perils of maritime transport.

Iroquois Point Lighthouse
The museum and tower are open to the public every day from Memorial Day through October 15. Hours are 10.00am to 5.00pm, seven days a week. On Friday, Saturday and  Sunday, they reopen from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.  Located on M221 into Brimley Michigan.
Click here for more information.

Oswalds Bear Ranch
This complex is the Largest (bear only) Bear Ranch in the entire United States! We are found only in the Wild Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Rescued cubs are brought here every year and they are always a joy to see! Area youth enter contests yearly to name these newborn creatures. People love to see them grow, play and become adult bears!  Located just 20 minutes south of Tahquamenon Falls!
www.oswaldsbearranch.com

Tahquamenon Logging Museum
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.
Click here for website.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
These cliffs of limestone are existing today because of the lime/sand stone named the Munising Formation. This occurrence is also responsible for the large amounts of waterfalls in the central part of the Upper Peninsula. It runs all the way from the Tahquamenon Falls to the Laughing Whitefish Falls.
www.munising.org

Mackinac Bridge
3rd Longest suspension bridge in the world!  The Mackinac Bridge connects the Lower Peninsula to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Its total length is 26,362 feet long.  The roadway sites 200 feet above water level (midway point of bridge).  This is a beautiful man-made wonder that has spanned the Straits for 50 years.
www.mackinacbridge.org

Mackinac Island
Visit an island rich in Anishnaabe-ojibwe tradition, french traders, missionaries, military settlement, fishing, and popular resort!  With no motorized vehicles, much of the travel is done by horse & carriage, bike, and foot.  It is much like stepping back in time.
www.mackinacisland.org

Toonerville Trolley
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. This incredible train has been in operation since its early beginnings in 1927.
www.trainandboattours.com

Whitefish Point Underwater Preserve
The Whitefish Point Underwater Preserve was established on September 12, 1987. Encompassing 376 square miles, it is the largest of the 11 underwater preserves in Michigan..
www.whitefishpoint.net

More Great Paradise Michigan Attractions:

Wheels of History Museum Train
www.baymillsbrimleyhistory.org
Two Hearted River
www.michigan.gov
Crisp Point Light House – Paradise, MI
Click here for more information and photos.
Agawa Canyon
www.agawacanyontourtrain.com
Soo Locks
www.soolocks.com
Seney Wildlife Refuge
www.fws.gov/Midwest/Seney/
 
 
 

For further information contact:
Paradise Area Tourism Council - P.O. Box 64 - Paradise, Michigan 49768
(906) 492-
3927

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