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Paradise, Michigan

 

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Paradise was founded as a resort community in1925. A zealous promoter named it to attract visitors. Paradise has several motels, resorts, and restaurants strung along M-123 where it parallels Whitefish Bay before veering west to Tahquamenon Falls. Upper Tahquamenon Falls, one of the largest east of the Mississippi, is a top U.P. attraction. The river's distinctive amber color is from the tanin of the cedar trees along its banks. This remote village on Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay is the nearest town to Tahquamenon Falls, and it's less than 70 miles from the Mackinac Bridge. Snowmobilers make Paradise as busy in winter as in summer. At any one time in the winter as many as 500 snowmobiles may be parked in town.  The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and Whitefish Point Bird Obseravtory located fifteen miles north of town is an increasingly popular tourist destination.

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ATTRACTIONS:  Amusement Parks, Casinos, Farms & Mills, Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Museums, Planetariums, Tours, Waterfalls, Wineries, and Zoos

Centennial Cranberry Farm [Farm Market], 30957 W. Wildcat Road, Paradise, MI 49768, Phone: (906) 492-3314

Crisp Point Lighthouse, PO Box 229, Paradise, MI 49768, Phone: (906) 492-3206. Located approximately 12 to 13 miles west of Whitefish Point in a remote area in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It was constructed in 1903 and 1904 and became operational on May 5, 1904. It was decommissioned in 1993. The lighthouse was once crowned with a fixed 360 degree, red, fourth order light and stands 58 feet from its base to the ventilator ball of the lantern. Originally this site contained a lifesaving station and quarters, a two family brick light keeper's house with basement, a brick fog signal building, an oil house, two frame barns, a boat house and landing, a tramway, a lighthouse tower, and a brick service room entrance building. Today all that remains is the lighthouse tower and part of the brick service room. Most of the service room was washed away by Lake Superior in November of 1996. In January of 1998, the Crisp Point Lighthouse Historical Society had stone placed in front of the lighthouse tower to protect it from Lake Superior.

Grand Sable Banks and Dunes [Natural Attractions], Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  Five mile stretch of 275-foot banks rising from Lake Superior.  Topped by 85-foot high Grand Sable Dunes covering five-square mile area.

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum & Whitefish Point Light Station, 18335 North Whitefish Point Road, Paradise, MI 49768, Phone: (906) 492-3747. Take a trip back in time on a guided tour of the fully restored 1861 light keepers quarters of the oldest active light on Lake Superior or explore the haunting world of shipwrecks in the museum gallery. Artifacts from 13 local shipwrecks, the tribute to the Fitzgerald and the men lost with that vessel. Our theater shows a 15 minute video that tells the mysterious story of the sinking. Shipwreck Coast Gift Shop. The quarters features period furnishings, descriptive panels and artifacts from the days of the U.S. Lighthouse and Life Saving SERVICES:  Building, Dental, Personal, Professional, Medical, Real Estate, Rental, Repair, etc.. The Crews Quarters are available year round for our overnight guests, when the museum is closed to regular visitors between Nov. 1 to April 30th, those staying in the Crews Quarters are entitled to a private tour and free membership to the Shipwreck Society.

Lower  Tahquamenon Falls [Waterfalls], Tahquamenon River, 9 miles west of Paradise.

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Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub [Breweries & Brew Pubs], M 123, Paradise, MI 49768, Phone: (906) 492-3300

Whitefish Point Bird Observatory [Wildlife Viewing], 6914 N Whitefish Point Road, Paradise, MI 49768, Phone: (906) 492-3596.

DINING 0UT:  Breweries, Dinner Trains & Cruises, Restaurants, and Wineries

Paradise Pizza Factory [Pizzeria Restaurant], 8165 North M 123, Paradise, MI 49768, Phone: (906) 492-3663

Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub [Breweries & Brew Pubs], M 123, Paradise, MI 49768, Phone: (906) 492-3300

PLACES TO STAY:  Apartments, Bed & Breakfasts, Cabins & Cottages, Condominiums, Historic Inns, Hotels & Motels, Resorts and Vacation Homes

Cloud Nine Cottages [Resorts & Lodges], 6720 North M-123, Paradise, MI 49768, Phone: (906) 492-3434

Lost Lake Resort [Resorts & Lodges], 36186 West Lost Lake Road, Paradise, MI 49768, Phone: (906) 492-3936

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Paradise On the Bay Cabins, North Whitefish Point Road, Paradise, MI 49768,  Phone: (906) 492-3568

Birchwood Lodges Resort [Resorts & Lodges], 8442 North Whitefish Point Road, Paradise, MI 49768, Phone: (906) 492-3320

Whitefish Bay Motel & Cabins, 5370 North M-123, Paradise, MI 49768, Phone: (906) 492-3505

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:  Business, Civic, Clubs, Colleges, Fraternal, Independent Schools, Political, Public Schools, Religious, Social,  Universities, Veteran, etc.

Michigan Tree Farm System, 501 Norway Street, Grayling, MI 49738, (989) 348-9319

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INDOOR & OUTDOOR RECREATION:  Beaches, Biking, Boating, Bowling, Camping, Dog-sledding, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking, Hunting, Kayaking, ORVing, Nature & Parks, Scuba Diving & Snorkling, Skating & Hockey, Skiing, Sports Rentals, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing.

Andrus Lake State Forest Campground, Newberry Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 293-3293. Chippewa County - 6 miles North of Paradise via Wire Road and Vermillion Road. Phone number indicated above is for the Management Unit. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 25 sites for tent and small trailer use located on Andrus Lake with boat access and fishing pier. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Bodi Lake State Forest Campground, Newberry Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 293-3293. Luce County - 32 miles NE of Newberry via M-123 and Co Roads 500 and 437. Phone number indicated above is for the Management Unit. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 20 sites for tent and small trailer use. Located on Bodi Lake. Hiking pathway access at campground. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Pike Lake (7 miles SW) and Paradise (27 miles East).

Culhane Lake State Forest Campground, Newberry Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 293-3293. Luce County - 30 miles NE of Newberry via M-123 and Co Road 500. Phone number indicated above is for the Management Unit. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 22 sites for tent and small trailer use located on Culhane Lake. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Pike Lake (5 miles SW) and Paradise (27 miles East).  Trailhead for North Country Trail.

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Pike Lake State Forest Campground-Luce, Newberry Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 293-3293. Luce County - 29 miles NE of Newberry via M-123, County Road 500, and County Road 414. Phone number indicated above is for the Management Unit. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 23 sites for tent and small trailer use located on Pike Lake in "Blueberry Country". Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Paradise 29 miles East.

Shelldrake Dam State Forest Campground, Newberry Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 293-3293. Chippewa County - 8 miles North of Paradise via Wire Road and Vermillion Road. Phone number indicated above is for the Management Unit. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 18 sites for tent and small trailer use located on Shelldrake Dam Impoundment. Boating and fishing access on the flooding. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park, 41382 W. M 123, Paradise, MI 49768. Approximate Size: 46179 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 492-3415. The centerpiece of Tahquamenon Falls State Park's 50,000 acres is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls, one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi has a drop of nearly 50 feet, more than 200 feet across and a water flow of more than 50,000 gallons per second. The area is home to miles of snowmobile trails, cross-country skiing pathways and a host of winter fun. Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses close to 50,000 acres stretching over 13 miles. Most of this is undeveloped woodland without roads, buildings or power lines. The centerpiece of the park, and the very reason for its existence, is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls is one the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. It has a drop of nearly 50 feet and is more than 200 feet across. A maximum flow of more than 50,000 gallons of water per second has been recorded cascading over these falls. Four miles downstream is the Lower Falls, a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island. Although not as dramatic as the Upper Falls, they are equally magnificent. The falls can be viewed from the river bank or from the island, which can be reached by rowboat rented from a park concession. The island walk affords a view of the falls in the south channel. This is the land of Longfellow's Hiawatha - "by the rushing Tahquamenaw" Hiawatha built his canoe. Long before the white man set eyes on the river, the abundance of fish in its waters and animals along its shores attracted the Ojibwa Indians, who camped, farmed, fished and trapped along its banks. In the late 1800's came the lumber barons and the river carried their logs by the millions to the mills. Lumberjacks, who harvested the tall timber, were among the first permanent white settlers in the area. Rising from springs north of McMillan, the Tahquamenon River drains the watershed of an area of more than 790 square miles. From its source, it meanders 94 miles before emptying into Whitefish Bay. The amber color of the water is caused by tannins leached from the Cedar, Spruce and Hemlock in the swamps drained by the river. The extremely soft water churned by the action of the falls causes the large amounts of foam, which has been the trademark of the Tahquamenon since the days of the voyager.

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SHOPPING:  Antique Shops & Flea Markets, Art & Craft Galleries, Florists, Gift Shops, Outlet Malls, Shopping Centers, Shopping Districts, and Specialty Shops

Centennial Cranberry Farm [Farm Market], 30957 W. Wildcat Road, Paradise, MI 49768, Phone: (906) 492-3314

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