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 any time of year. Take a short walk to the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, view Lake Superior maritime history at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, or hike on the extensive trail system that runs throughout Tahquamenon State Park, visit the Whitefish Point Lighthouse, one of the first lighthouses to guide mariners out onto Lake Superior. Paradise is filled with many outdoor recreational opportunities and numerous attractions.
A few of our favorite things to see and do in Paradise...
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Upper Falls and Lower Falls
The Upper Tahquamenon Falls are featured to the left. Enjoy many activities such as birding, fishing, hiking, sight-seeing, camping, cross-country skiing, and more.
The Tahquamenon's Lower Falls are very lovely and also offers boat rentals - great for the family. The areas wildlife abound and by chance you may see black bear, whitetail deer, moose, and other wildlife.
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is the only one of its kind dedicated to the perils of maritime transport on the Great Lakes. It is fittingly located at Whitefish Point, Michigan, site of the oldest active lighthouse on Lake Superior.
Whitefish Point Light Station
Being the oldest active light on Lake Superior, this light station guided hundreds of boats from the perilous shores. Take a tour of the light station and shipwreck museum and learn about the risks of transportation on the great lake. Rates for admissions are available on the shipwreck museum website.