WATCH THEM SOAR, STRUT, GLIDE, AND DIVE
Natural habitats are beautiful and bountiful thoughout The Great Waters. Here you'll spot Gyrfalcon, Snowy owl, and Hawk Owl. On the shores of Lake Superior under clear spring skies you can lose yourself in the glory of migration as hugh flocks of raptors and waterfowl pass by.
Rich wetlands inlcuding ponds, bogs, and sedge meadows provide a haven for Bald Eagles, Ospreys and Loons. In this quiet refuge, you may just spot Le Conte's Sparrow and Yellow Rail.
So grab your gear and get closer to the breathtaking birds of The Great Waters.
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Au Train Lake, Songbird Trail, & Wildlife Observation Platform - Hiawatha National Forest
This easy 2-mile hiking trail, winds through forest and field, along bog and lakeshore. Near the trailhead, an elevated platform offers a view of Au Train Lake's Buck Bay. The best time to hear the "woodland" concert is in the morning when the birds are most active, but walking along
Bay View Campground - Hiawatha National Forest
This scenic site provides the rar opportunity to camp along the shores of Lake Superior. Experience miles of sandy beach and beautiful sunsets across the greatest single body of fresh water in the world! Relax and enjoy the sights and sounds that early explorers once experienced. Campsites are nestled
Grand Island Loop Biking
Mountain bikers can reach the shores of Grand Island through a half mile pontoon-ferry ride. Considered one of the most scenic mountain bike trails in Michigan, this adventure offers you 21.7 miles of single-tracks, double-tracks, and dirt roads. Riders then embark on a route that guides them
Hog Island Campgroud
Don't let the name fool you. Ornithologists and geology buffs alike will be in "hog heaven" when visiting one of the best locations to view birds and boulders along Lake Michigan. The rocky shoreline along the campground overlooks a small island which is used by hundreds of nesting
Stroll along the downtown boardwalk and docks that edge beautiful blue Moran Bay. Learn about the long and varied history of the Striats from the info kioks along the waterfront. Visit the Marquette Mission Park and Museum of Ojibwa Culture, a Nation Historic Landmark and the burial
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
The unique land and water features present at Whitefish Point create a natural migration corridor, leading tens of thousands of birds to the site each spring and fall during peak migration seasons. Over 330 species have been documented at the point. Events, programs, and field trips