At the western-most point of The Inland Seashore sits Naubinway, a quaint fishing village situated at the top of Lake Michigan and surrounded by sugar sand beaches. Visitors cruise west on US-2 where a series of scenic vistas await at nearly every bend in the road. The 45-minute route from St. Ignace to Naubinway is dotted with spectacular swimming beaches and while they lack facilities, there is an abundance of pristine beach frontage, lapping waves, and easy access to parking. Bring a cooler, a chair, and a towel – Lake Michigan will take care of the rest!
Once in Naubinway, watch as commercial fishermen perform the same ritual as their ancestors of the past 150 years, delivering fresh whitefish and trout to their docks. Make plans to sample that day’s catch at one of the local restaurants. If you want to throw your own line in the water, visit Naubinway Marina, with dockage for vessels up to 50 feet in length. Launch your boat or simply cast your line from the dock, where you’ll see the Naubinway Lighthouse located ½ mile south. Stop at the Naubinway Antique Snowmobile Museum or visit the Garlyn Zoo for a family-friendly afternoon.