Whitefish Point Area Resources


Bay Mills Resort and Casinos

Bay Mills is a unique resort for any occasion. If you’re planning an event, our 144 room waterfront hotel, state of the art convention center and attendtive staff assure success from beginning to end providing attention to every detail. And for your cozy weekend getaway or a memorable vacation, there is no better escape. We offer many packages to choose from.


Magnuson Grand Hotel

Come and stay at the Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise in Paradise, Michigan. This hotel is located on the water’s edge of Lake Superior’s Whitefish Bay. You can enjoy many water activities from the hotel such as boating, fishing, scuba diving and more. Winter activities such as snowmobiling are available on site. The hotel is conveniently located on M123. Guests to the area can enjoy a visit to Tahquamenon Falls, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point Lighthouse or the Bird Observatory. This newly built facility boasts water-view rooms with balconies, indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi┬« and guest laundry



Rainbow Lodge and Canoe Trips on the Two Hearted River

RAINBOW LODGE has modern motel units with comfortable beds, automatic heat and kitchenettes and we are are open all year. In addtion to lodging, we have 45 campsites available and maintain a well stocked store with all of your fishing and traveling needs.

The Two Hearted River, immortalized by Ernest Hemingway for its beauty and wilderness, is unmatched by most other rivers which you may have visited before. A canoe trip will take you through the heart of the wilderness of northern Luce County where the wildlife and beauty are there to meet you around every bend.



Local Attractions

Tahquamenon Falls State Park

This is the land of Longfellow’s Hiawatha: “by the rushing Tahquamenaw” Hiawatha built his canoe. Long before the white man set eyes on the river, the abundance of fish in its waters and animals along its shores attracted the Chippewa Indians, who camped, farmed, fished and trapped along its banks. In the late 1800’s came the lumber barons and the river carried their logs by the millions to the mills. The lumberjacks who harvested the tall timber were among the first permanent settlers in the area. Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses close to 50,000 acres of climax forest, seen now as it was in the beginning of time. Centerpiece of the park, and the very reason for its existence, is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls.


Recreational Activities in Paradise, Michigan

Paradise, Michigan offers a great variety of attractions for the visitor. Families come to the area year-round in search of good fishing, camping, swimming, hunting, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and for the Annual Blueberry Festival in August.

Paradise is a small town with interesting history in the shipping, logging and fishing industries, as well as blueberry and cranberry harvesting.

A community rich with nautical folklore and Native American history, visiting Paradise is truly a unique experience.


Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Bald eagles, common loons, and trumpeter swans are regularly seen at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, especially in the summer when they are raising their young. In 1935 Seney National Wildlife Refuge was established as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. Today, Seney supports a variety of wildlife, including endangered and reintroduced species. The Refuge Visitor Center is open 9 am – 5 pm May 15 to October 15.



Whitefish Point Bird Observatory

Located at 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 through the Great Lakes region. This makes for spectacular bird-watching and provides tremendous opportunities to study and monitor bird populations. The key to finding birds at Whitefish Point is to know where and when to look for them. The Visitors Center has interpretive displays and a knowledgeable staff to help you get started. Guided birding tours are available from mid-April. There are also night excursions to see those wonderful owls. Bring your binoculars and a jacket and spend some time wandering around the Point.


Toonerville Trolley and Tahquamenon River Cruise

Experience Upper Michigan’s wilderness via our 24 inch gauge railroad. Ride 5 1/2 miles through the habitat of bear, deer and many other mammals and birds. The train brings passengers to the Tahquamenon River where our spacious riverboat waits to take you on a 21 mile narrated cruise along the pristine river to the rapids 1/2 mile above the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. The Captain gives commentary on river history, Indian lore, and points out any wildlife that is spotted along the way. Then stopover for a nature hike (5/8 mile ) through virgin forest to view the mighty Falls. Passengers then board the boat for the return trip to the waiting train and the ride back to Soo Junction.



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