A Place to Reconnect

Welcome to a land rich with miracles of nature and marvels of human ingenuity. From our smallest towns to our greatest landmarks, the Great Waters offers more to explore . . . and discover.

Cross one of the world’s great suspension bridges. Hike a national forest. Ride the ferry to a world-renowned resort island. Roam the shops and galleries of historic villages. Lose yourself in the majestic beauty of our shoreline. The Great Waters is a place overflowing with memories just waiting to be made.

There’s more to see and do in the Great Waters than you’ll ever fit into a single visit. Because there’s nowhere else in this world quite like the eastern end of the Upper Peninsula.

So have a look around. When you explore the Great Waters, you never know the treasures you’ll find.

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Curtis, MI 49820

Curtis is surrounded by the largest lake complex in the Upper Peninsula! Visitors to the area can enjoy a variety of year-round recreational opportunities, spectacular accommodations, water-filled activities, and plenty of wildlife to observe and photograph. Curtis is a one of…

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DeTour Village

De Tour, MI 49725

Take a stunning ride along scenic highway M-134, 25 miles east of Cedarville to historic DeTour Village. Along the way, there are many gorgeous stretches of beach and forest, much of which is   open to the public. The Cranberry Lake Flooding area and trail, and the DeTour State…

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Drummond Island

Drummond Island, MI 49726

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,…

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais, MI 49839

Experience Grand Marais, Eastern Gateway to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore located on Lake Superior at the end of State Highway M-77. Grand Marais is the gem of the U.P., offering a chance to enjoy the best of the Upper Peninsula any time of year. Visitors spend their days hiking and…

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Les Cheneaux Info Center

680 W. M-134
Cedarville, MI 49719
Phone: (906) 484-3935

A starting point for exploring the Les Cheneaux Islands region and beyond. Maps, brochures, lodging, service and business information about the Upper Peninsula. Start your EUP exploring here, plus get local information…

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island, MI 49757

There is nothing quite like the Mackinac Island experience; a vacation with no automobiles, waking up to the gentle clip clop of horse and buggy, travelers enjoy leisure carriage tours, butterfly conservatories, fudge tasting, hiking, biking and trail riding through Mackinac State Historic Park . Hikers…

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Manistique, MI 49854

It’s often said that an area has “something for everyone,” but in Schoolcraft County, that’s more than just talk. Begin in the town of Manistique, nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, where you can take a leisurely stroll or a fast-paced fitness run along our acclaimed…

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Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-2512

Munising has everything you need to create the perfect adventure vacation:  Great lodging options, restaurants, shopping and services.  Munising is also home to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, which is comprised of over 15 miles of shoreline along Lake Superior with sandstone cliffs…

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Newberry Area Tourism Council

Newberry, MI 49868
Phone: (906) 293-5562

Centrally located in the heart of The Great Waters, Newberry is nestled deep in the beautiful Lake Superior State Forest - a forest full of lakes, streams, woods, and wetlands. A forest where wildlife abounds: birds and fish are plentiful. A forest just waiting for you to come and enjoy its many…

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Paradise, MI 49768

Just 70 miles from the Mackinac Bridge and along the eastern shoreline of Whitefish Bay is the town of Paradise. With sandy beaches and great views of Lake Superior, this heavenly town is sure to take your breath away. The rushing water of the Tahquamenon Falls is beautiful…

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-2607

The Pictured Rocks stretch for about 15 miles along Lake Superior from Sand Point on the west to just after Spray Falls on the east. Colorful and bold, the Pictured Rocks tower 50 to 200 feet directly from Lake Superior. The name "Pictured Rocks" comes from the streaks of mineral stain…

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Sault Ste Marie

225 E Portage Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 632-3366

The Sault Ste. Marie region is one such place that still speaks to our hearts. Sandy beaches and rocky coastlines lead to picturesque lighthouses, and engineering feats of man stand side-by-side with small fishing skiffs and buckets of bait. One great attraction is the Soo Locks. They have…

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Seney Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Exhibits

1674 Refuge Entrance Rd
Seney, MI 49883
Phone: (906) 586-9851

The visitor's center offers Children's touch table and interactive exhibits, a multi-projector slide show, and the Seney National History Association's Bookstore where visitors can shop for books and souvenirs.  Visit the website to see a full line of activites during the year including…

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Tahquamenon Falls - Upper Falls

Paradise, MI 49768

Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses close to 52,000 acres stretching over 13 miles. Most of this is undeveloped woodland without roads, buildings or power lines. Centerpiece of the park, and the very reason for its existence, is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls on the…

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