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Bird Watching

WHITEFISH POINT BIRD OBSERVATORY

Gift shop, Interpretive Center, Spring & Fall Programs, Bird Viewing Areas


Telephone: 906-492-3596
Website: www.wpbo.org
E-mail: wpbo.info@gmail.com

Camping

There are a number of nice facilities for camping: Andrus Lake State Forest Campground, Bodi Lake state Forest Campground, the Lower Tahquamenon Falls State Park Campground, the Mouth of Tahquamenon River State Park Campground , or the Mouth of the Two-Hearted River State Forest Campground.

TAHQUAMENON FALLS STATE PARK

Tahquamenon Falls is the second largest state park in Michigan, encompassing more than 47,000 acres. It is home to the Upper Falls, where tannin-stained water tumbles over a nearly 50-foot drop spanning a width of 200 feet. Four miles downstream is the Lower Falls, a series of five small waterfalls, cascading around an island." Courtesy of the Tahquamenon State Park. West of Paradise on M-123. Distance from Paradise: Lower Falls 10 miles, Upper Falls 14 miles, Camping Reservations: 800-44PARKS


Telephone: 906-492-3415
Website: www.michigan.gov/tahquamenonfalls

Canoeing/Kayaking

LOWER TAHQUAMENON FALLS STATE PARK

The Tahquamenon Falls State Park offers canoe and kayak rentals at the Mouth of the Tahquamenon.


Telephone: 906-492-3415
Website: www.uppermichiganwaterfalls.com/tahquamenonfalls.html

THE WOODS   Tahquamenon River Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Canoe and kayak trips on the Tahquamenon River, 1 hour to multi-day trips available. Deliveries to area campgrounds, including Tahquamenon Falls and Muskallonge Lake State Parks. Shuttle Service, Pets Welcome.


Telephone: 906-203-7624
Website: www.TheWoodsCanoeRental.net

Cross-Country Skiing / Snow Shoeing

The Paradise Pathway Cross-Country Ski Trail

Paradise Pathways, west of Paradise off M123, makes two loops encompassing 6.3 miles of well-brushed and signed trail that is used both summer and winter, by skiers and hikers alike. Hundreds of miles of logging roads, which are not plowed in winter, are there for those who like to snowshoe. " Reflections on Paradise, 1989

Cross-Country skiing is so popular in the area that on Friday nights in February, the ski trail is lantern lit. Print out a copy of the snowmobile "Rules of the Road" to take with you.

NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL

Hike this 120 miles of prestine trails that is part of the National Scenic Trail. The Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore Chapter starts in St Ignace and winds beautifully as it goes through the Paradise Area. It's a great walk for day hikers, birder's, nature lovers, photographers,backpackers, and snowshoers/crosscountry skiiers alike and much more. Visit their site for more information and maps:
Website: http://northcountrytrail.org


Telephone: 866-445-3628

TAHQUAMENON FALLS STATE PARK

The cross country ski trails are groomed with a single classic track and snowshoers as well as skiers are welcome to explore off-trail anywhere in this park of some 50,000 acres. The Upper Falls Winter Trail Map includes snowmobile trails while the Lower Falls Winter Trail Map includes viewing decks 1 and 2. The six most popular hiking, ski, and snowshoe trails include: Clark Lake Loop (5.2 miles), River Trail (4.8 Miles), Emerson Trail (1 Mile), Nature Trail (.5 Mile), Wilderness Loop (7.4 Miles), and Giant Pines Loop (3.8 Miles).For information regarding the six most popular Hiking, Ski and Snowshoe Trails


Telephone: 906-492-3415

Fishing/Hunting

There are no less then 17 fishing "holes" in the Paradise area as designated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. There can be no better experience then fishing off the pier, near the shore, or from a boat. "Hunters bag trophy white-tailed bucks, black bear, rabbits and partidges." Reflections on Paradise, 1989

Hiking

NORTH COUNTRY SCENIC HIKING TRAIL

Hike this 120 miles of prestine trails that is part of the National Scenic Trail. The Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore Chapter starts in St Ignace and winds beautifully as it goes through the Paradise Area. It#&39;s a great walk for day hikers, birder's, nature lovers, photographers,backpackers, and snowshoers/crosscountry skiiers alike and much more. Visit their site for more information and maps.


Website: http://northcountrytrail.org
Telephone: 866-445-3628

TAHQUAMENON FALLS STATE PARK

West of Paradise on M-123. There are some 40 miles of hiking in the Tahquamenon State Park. Hikers are encouraged to explore off the trails, but for an ideal description of popular trails and maps check this website . Camping reservations 800-44PARKS


Website: www.michigan.gov/tahquamenonfalls
Telephone: 906-492-3415

Shopping

A PIECE OF PARADISE

We make shirts, sweatshirts, hats for groups, special occasions -- discounts available. We also specialize in Paradise apparel. Located next to the Hardware.


Telephone: 906-492-3947

BERRY PATCH BAKERY, GIFTS & RESTAURANT

The Berry Patch has "Blueberry and Moose Everything" Clothing, Stuffed Critters, Books, Kids' corner, Christmas Corner, Nautical, and Greeting Cards. The Berry Patch is "Where you are a stranger but once!"


Telephone: 906-492-3330

SHIPWRECK COAST GIFTS (Whitefish Point)

Open May 1 - October 31, 10am-6pm daily. Nautical prints and apparel.
Shop online: www.shipwreckmuseum.com


Telephone: 906-492-3747

Sightseeing

CRISP POINT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Crisp Point Lighthouse, Located 13 Miles W of Whitefish Point.Climb the Tower Saturday afternoons mid June-Sept.Take M-123 to Co Rd 500(5 miles W of Upper Falls) to Co Rd 412 Turning East


Telephone: 517-230-6294

GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECK MUSEUM

Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society Admin Office World-class museum at historic Whitefish Point, open May 1 through October 31, 7 days per week. Crews Quarters Overnight Program available.


Website: www.shipwreckmuseum.com
Telephone: 800-635-1742

OSWALD'S BEAR RANCH

Have your picture taken with bear cubs!
Website:www.oswaldsbearranch.com
Telephone: 906-492-3747

TAHQUAMENON FALLS STATE PARK

West of Paradise on M-123. Distance from Paradise: Lower Falls 10 miles Upper Falls 14 miles Camping Reservations 800-44PARKS


Telephone: 906-492-3415
Website: www.michigan.gov/tahquamenonfalls

TAHQUAMENON FALLS RIVERBOAT TOURS

Tour #1 is 6 1/2 hour train and riverboat tour to the Tahquamenon Falls. Tour #2 is a 1 3/4 hour Toonerville Trolley Wilderness Train Ride. Open mid-June through early October.
Visit us on the web at: www.trainandboattours.com


email soojunction@lighthouse.net


Telephone: 888-77TRAIN

Snowmobiling

Paradise, Michigan, a picturesque town 60 miles north of St. Ignace on Highway M-123, is a welcoming haven for snowmobilers, skiers, and all winter sport attractions.

Paradise, Michigan, is the perfect spot for winter sports because it has an average of more than 200 inches of snow each year. The Paradise area also has more than 200 miles of painstakingly groomed and well-marked trails wending their way throughout the entire region. Once in Paradise, a winter sports enthusiast can travel in any direction and never use the same trail twice. You can easily travel to Tahqauamenon Falls, Newberry, Whitefish Point and back again. Chippewa and Luce counties have worked very hard to make sure that the experience offered to snowmobilers is an unequaled opportunity to see first hand wilderness beauty. Along the many trails you will often run into welcoming faces in the small communities that lie along the trails.

The Paradise area trail system connects to other trails that cross the entire Upper Peninsula. These interconnected trails can take you from the beauty of Tahquamenon Falls to the rugged shorelines of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. After your picture perfect journey through the wilderness, the Paradise Area offers comfortable lodging and accommodations to get a bite to eat or simply warm up with a hot beverage. The local residents make you feel welcome all along the way, a type of hospitality that you will experience throughout the Upper Peninsula.

If you start out traveling southwest from Paradise, you will soon come upon the Tahquamenon Falls State Park. The park is nearly 50,000 acres of wilderness beauty, 40 + miles of trails and is the home of the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi. The park is open year-round and the winter scenes are ones you will treasure forever. With the snowfall and cold weather the park becomes a winter wonderland with snow and ice sculptures. Remember to pack your camera.

Whitefish Point is located north of the town of Paradise on Whitefish Point Road. Whitefish Point is home of the Whitefish Point Lighthouse and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. The lighthouse started its operation in 1849 and remains as the oldest working lighthouse on Lake Superior. Since 1849, the lighthouse has signaled a change in course for ore carriers and other ships navigation through dangerous and treacherous waters to and from the Soo Locks.

We are certain that at the end of your winter visit here, you will walk away with wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Once someone experiences what winter sports are like in the Paradise area, they come back again and again. So, remember, when planning your winter trip to our beautiful area, make your reservations early. You will want to be able to stay overnight to really enjoy everything Paradise has to offer in winter sports and recreation. Planning in advance is strongly urges so that you won't miss out on a thing.

"Snowmobilers come for the Mardi-Gra-de-Snow in January, and two hundred fifty miles of groomed trails, said to be the finest in the state, plus hundreds of ungroomed trails for the adventurous. There have been snowmobilers having fun here from as far away as Maryland, Vermont, Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. This area is called the "Snowmobile Capital of the U.P. " Paradise Pathway Cross-Country Ski Trail, off M123, makes two loops encompassing 6.3 miles of well-brushed and signed trail that is used both summer and winter, by skiers and hikers alike. Hundreds of miles of logging roads, which are not plowed in winter, are there for those who like to snowshoe. " Reflections on Paradise, 1989.

For the best trails, utilize the trail map and be sure print out a copy of the snowmobile "Rules of the Road" to take with you.

PARADISE AREA NIGHT RIDERS

The trails in this area are maintained and groomed by the Paradise Area Night Riders association. On their website you will find regularly posted trail condition reports posted by those that have actually been on the trails. Click Like on their Facebook page to receive broadcasts directly to your Facebook Account. www.paradiseareanightriders.org
Telephone: 906-492-3538
E-mail: nightrider@paradiseareanightriders.org
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LODGING

CREWS QUARTERS Whitefish Point Light Station

This restored 1923 Coast Guard Lifeboat Station Crews Quarters offers five themed rooms. Included in your stay is a Continental Breakfast. Reservations: Call or Online

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Website: www.shipwreckmuseum.com
Location: 18335 N. Whitefish Point Road, Paradise, Michigan 49768
Telephone: 800-635-1742

CURLEY'S PARADISE MOTEL

700 feet of lake front, cottages & homes with fireplaces. Motel units with in-room coffee/tea & phones. Exercise rooms, free WI-FI, tennis court, picnic area, fire rings, grills, scuba air fill, direct trail access. Pets allowed with conditions.


Website: www.superiorsights.com/curleys
Location: 8356 North Whitefish Point Road, Paradise, Michigan 49768
906-492-3445
Email: wcferguson@hotmail.com
Telephone: 906-492-3445
Reservations Only
800-236-7386

FREIGHTER'S VIEW ON THE BAY

Offers conventional and kitchenette rooms located on the waterfront for your comfort as you unwind and enjoy the grandeur and beauty of the surrounding area. Give us a call to assist in planning your next trip North.

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Website: www.FreightersView.com
Location: 10346 North Whitefish Point Road, Paradise, Michigan 49768
Telephone: 810-309-9789
Availability, Rates and Booking Information for Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, or Unit 4

HALFWAY LAKE COTTAGES LLC

Year round modern cottages on a private lake. Offering a secluded getaway with the conveniences of home. Cottage rentals include: complete kitchens, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and the use of rowboats, canoes and kayaks. Onsite snowmobile rental available.


Website: www.HalfwayLake.com
Location: 16878 County Road 505, Newberry, Michigan 49868
906-869-0098
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LAKEVIEW CABINS

Housekeeping Cabins. Quiet, Wooded, Large Sandy Beach, Playground, Modern Complete Kitchens, DISH TV + Free WiFi. Direct Trail Access for ATV's. Sorry No Pets.

Website: www.exploringthenorth.com/lakeview/cabins
Location: 8654 North Whitefish Point Road,
        PO BOX 125, Paradise, Michigan 49768
Telephone: 906-492-3368

MAGNUSON GRAND LAKEFRONT PARADISE

Welcome to the Magnuson Grand Lakefront Paradise where guests receive exceptional customer service, unbeatable amenities, a full, hot breakfast, and a fabulous location all at an affordable price. Guests enjoy well-appointed guest rooms, some with balconies and water views, featuring satellite Direct TV television and free high-speed Internet access. Every morning guests are treated to a complimentary hot breakfast while looking out at a magnificent view of Whitefish Bay. To make traveling even easier, this Paradise, Michigan hotel comes equipped with an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna.

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Website: www.MagnusonGrandLakefront.com
Location: 8112 North M123, Paradise, Michigan 49768

Telephone: 906-492-3770

PARADISE INN (Hotel)


906-492-3940

36 Modern Rooms, Conference Room, Guest Laundry, In-Room Phones, TV, VCR, Video Library,+ Free WIFI, In-Room Whirlpool, Direct Trail Access for Snowmobiles & ATV's, Ample Parking. Group Rates are available. Sorry No Pets.


Website:
www.ParadiseInnMI.com
Location: Junction of M-123 and Whitefish Point Road,
        Paradise, Michigan 49768
Telephone: 906-492-3940
Email: paradiseinn@jamadots.com

PARADISE SHORES CABINS

Paradise Shores Cabins is a 12 log cabin resort on Whitefish Bay of Lake Superior. All twelve cabins are furnished and kitchens fully equipped with cookware, dishes, small and large appliances along with Wifi and satellite TV. Efficiency, 1 & 2 BR cabins, each with its own outdoor fire pit for bonfires, picnic table, and grill. Lakefront cabins have a wood burning stone fireplace. Perched on a bluff, Paradise Shores Cabins overlooks Whitefish Bay with access to 270 feet of sandy lakefront on Lake Superior. Great place to stay with easy access to popular tourist destinations like the falls and lighthouses, ORV, snowmobile, and hiking trails. Walk to enjoy restaurants, souvenir shops, or the local pub. Just a few blocks north of downtown Paradise at 8442 N. Whitefish Point Road, Paradise, MI. Sorry, No Pets. Open year round, please call for availability.


Website: www.paradiseshorescabins.com
Location: 8442 North Whitefish Point Road, Paradise, Michigan 49768
Telephone: 906-492-3320

SAUNDERS SUNRISE CABINS

Six fully equipped cabins on the bay. Breathtaking view, canoes, kayaks, beach fire pits, grills and lawn furniture. Heated garage for sled repair and ample trailer parking. Pets allowed.

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Website: www.SaundersCabins.com
Location: 10126 North Whitefish Point Road, Paradise, Michigan 49768
Email: saunders@jamadots.com
Telephone: 906-492-3378


SHELLDRAKE VILLAGE CABINS

Cabins on Lake Superior in historic lumber town site of Shelldrake. Overlooks small harbor on Whitefish Bay. Sandy beach, fishing, lots of history and wildlife. Kitchen, 1 bath, 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed w/ trundle. Please, no pets or ghost hunters.


Website: www.airbnb.com/rooms/7971221
Telephone: 906-630-2108

TAHQUAMENON FALLS STATE PARK

Camping facilities are available at the Tahquamenon River Mouth, Andrus Lake Campground, the Lower Tahquamenon Falls. The river mouth and falls are located on M-123. Paradise, MI 49768, Camping - tents or trailers. These are nice state parks with modern facilities. Please use the online website to reserve your camping accommodations. The Tahquamenon Falls Lodge is a facility located between the Upper and Lower Falls. Please call the park office to make reservations for the lodge, 906-492-3415


Website: www.mdnrreservations.com
Info: 800-543-2937
Reservations: 800-44PARKS
906-492-3415
906-492-3415

TAHQUAMENON SUITES LODGING

Each one of our newly renovated one-bedroom vacation suites features a queen-sized bed, separate living area and full kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and range or cook top. Tastefully furnished and fully outfitted to make your stay comfortable--sleeper sofa, linens, dishes, pans, utensils, coffee makers, toasters, Dish TV, and air conditioning. Each suite sleeps up to four.

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Website: www.TahquamenonSuites.com
Location: 7967 N M-123, Paradise, MI 49768 USA
Email: info@tahquamenonsuites.com
906-492-3752

VAGABOND MOTEL

Most reasonable rates, located in the heart of Paradise, just a short drive from Whitefish Point and Tahquamenon Falls. Wireless Internet - Microwaves and Refrigerators - Direct TV - Quiet


Website: www.upmich.com/vagabond
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Location: 7917 North M123, Paradise, Michigan 49768
Telephone: 906-492-3477
Email: vagabond@upmich.com

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