Enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding woods. Catch a glimpse of the eagles or go to sleep to the sound of the waves of Lake Superior. See the wonderful sunsets over the crystal clear lake and breathe in the fresh pure air of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Be one of the lucky ones to capture the mystical moments of the occasional 'Northern Lights'. Our beach house is only 12 steps down to Lake Superior which can be viewed right from our beach house windows or decks. In Summer lay on the sandy beach or walk the shore of Lake Superior, Longfellow's 'Gitcheegumee', selecting your favorite colored rocks. Make your own footsteps in the sand on our lonely beach. Follow the shoreline in your kayak. Hear the beating of the hummingbird's wings as they feed from the flowers and drink their nectar. Sit on the deck and read 'The Song of Hiawatha'. Feed the chipmunks. Listen to nature and view the freighters as they quietly pass by. Use binoculars and keep track of all the ships names bound for the Soo Locks.
Walk the North Country Hiking Trail while surrounded by miles and miles of Hiawatha National Forest. Venture into 'blueberry, blackberry, and black bear country'. Find the elusive Morrell Mushrooms. See the black bears at Newberry's Oswald Black Bear Ranch thru Sept. Attend the Blueberry Festival in Paradise mid-August. Savor the flavor of locally made pies, jams/jelly's and maple syrup sold in Paradise, and at the downtown Sault Farmer's Market on Wednesdays from 4-6 pm. Join the fall harvest of the flooded cranberry fields near the famous Whitefish Point Shipwreck Museum & Lighthouse, and check out the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory. See the famous picturesque Taquahmenon Falls (second only to Niagara Falls in size) any time of year.
Make an appointment to have a tour of the Pendill's Creek National Fish Hatchery where brood stock supply Lake Trout eggs that are incubated and hatched into fingerlings and fed in raceways waiting to be distributed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to major lakes and streams in MI to encourage sport/commercial fishing. Don't forget to stop at their Lake Superior Public Access site across the road and have a picnic lunch under the Pavilion built by the Friends of Pendills Creek NFH where you will find one of the most beautiful beaches in the world where Pendill's Creek meets Lake Superior.
Visit the local Point Iroquois Light Station built in the 1800's and one mile east of our beach house. Walk its coastal boardwalk or climb the tower for a clear view of Canada. Visit the museum and gift shop and see the 1950's keeper's apartment. Don't forget your camera for some breathtaking photo ops of the grounds and signature rock fence.
Drive to the top of Mission Hill for a spectacular sunset view of Spectacle Lake, St. Mary's River, Lake Superior, and Canada, all at once. While up there visit the historic Mission Hill Cemetery where lay the crew of a Lake Superior shipwreck. Don't miss the Bay Mills Indian Community's Old Indian Cemetery with its cedar spirit boxes. Stop at the rustic Dancing Crane Coffee Shop for your favorite latte or capachino. Visit the Wheels of History Train Museum and Replica Depot in the nearby town of Brimley to learn about the old logging mills, schools, fisheries and history of the town including the list of names of those buried in local nearby cemeteries.
Ride thru or view the mighty Soo Locks in Sault Ste Marie and watch the ships pass thru. Engineer's Day in June allows you to cross the lock gates and tour the other side. The downtown River of History Museum displays the history of Sault Ste Marie, one of the oldest cities in our country. Visit the renovated historic homes on Water Street where once lived Henry Schoolcraft and the John Johnston trading family. Attend festivals along the riverfront. Take in a play at the revived downtown Soo Theater or at Lake Superior State University. During the summer listen to the "Music in the Park" at the Soo Locks Fountain by the St. Mary's River in Sault Ste Marie. Also visit all the tourist shops across from the Soo Locks that the locals call "Fudgie Row!" They have some great T-shirts on sale as well as delicious fudge.
Visit the historic Mackinac Island Fort and the Grand Hotel and taste the famous Mackinac Island Fudge or Ice Cream made on the island by crafters. Take a horse and carriage tour around the island where only horses and bicycles are allowed, no cars allowed on this island! Visit the Michillemackinac Fort in Mackinac City where interpreters dress in period costumes and tell the stories and history of this fort from the 1800's.
In the dead silence of winter glide through the captivating Hiawatha Forest Trails on a snowmobile (rentals available at the casino) or connect with other established snowmobile trails nearby (maps available). Enjoy hot cocoa in the well-insulated cabin as you view the wonderful snow-scape of Lake Superior waves. Go cross country skiing on the Hiawatha National Forest Ski Trails off of Ranger Road. Stay for the winter at our Lake Superior Beach House at reduced monthly rates with a six month lease from Dec. to May.
Taste the fresh locally caught whitefish specials, gamble the night away in Brimley at the Kings Club Casino, the Bay Mills Resort & Casino or in the Sault at the Vegas Kewadin Casino. Sample Sacy's all-you-can-eat crab leg buffet at the Bay Mills Resort's restaurant. Attend the Native American Pow-Wow's in June & July when you will see the colorful regalia they wear as they dance. See the views of Lake Superior as you golf at the Premier Wild Bluff Golf Course in Brimley.
Take part in the Fourth of July Celebration in Brimley with flea markets, kids games, bake sales, food tent and all kinds of crafters at the Wheels of History Museum. Enjoy the night fireworks displayed at the Bay Mills Indian Community Ball Diamond. All this awaits you within one hour or less from our Lake Superior Beach House.
Check the on-line calendar and book on-line early as summers are booked 6 mos. to a year ahea. So don't wait! See our current rates and ask for a quote. After paying the booking fee by credit card, pay the balance in two easy payments by check
as directed online.
Keywords: Lake Superior