Drummond Island is comprised of 83,000 acres, 150 miles of rugged scenic shoreline, 133 square miles of forested landscape, and 34 inland lakes. Within this diverse habitat, a number of rare species, land formations and plants can be found. Some of the Island's rare features include Puddingstones, the Maxton Plains Preserve, alvar, dry non-acid cliffs, Boreal forests, prarie smoke, round-leaved orchids, calypso, the yellow rail, LeConte's sparrow, the common loon, and the Hine's emerald dragonfly, just to name a few.
The Island boasts 27 holes of golf, world class kayaking, fantastic birding, hiking, and biking opportunities abound on the Island, and detailed maps are available for most of the trails. There are 17 Drummond Island shipwrecks offshore, providing ample diving exploration. Drummond Island is 68% state-owned offering hundreds of acres of public land for exploration. The Island also has 53 outlying Islands including the Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge.
A few of our favorite things to see and do on Drummond Island...
Ferry to Drummond Island
DeTour Village offers Ferry Service 7 days a week to and from Drummond Island. Go to the island for a day of hiking, mountain biking, birding or extend your stay and enjoy a weekend campout.
Drummond Island Historical Museum
The new museum building is made of hand-hewn logs from the island where it contains artifacts of Indians, Finnish farmers, and Yankee settlers that were some of the first visitors to the island.
Drummond Island/Maxton Plains Natural Area
The mile-thick glaciers that covered the region left behind mounds of sand and gravel in some areas, while in other areas it scraped clean the limestone bedrock, leaving behind flat plains of rock that now support some of the state's rarest plants and habitats.
Drummond Island Township Park
Located on the shore of Potagannissing Bay, overlooking dozens of small islands and the Canadian boarder to the north. A nature trail has been built from the park enterance to the campground. Camping, water sports, hiking, and winter snowshoeing are prime activities here. Overnight camping: $10.00.