Visit the renown Soo-Locks which date to the mid-1800s. This feat of engineering enables ships to travel between Lake Superior and Lake Huron. While you are there, get a close look at the majestic freighters, take a boat tour, and check out the Vistor's Center.
S.S. Valley Camp & Marine Museum
The S.S. Valley Camp & Marine Museum was a 550-foot coal burning freighter that sailed the lakes for more than 50 years. She is registered with the National Register of Historic Places, and has been preserved as a musem. Vistors have the opportunity to explore history while examining every nook and cranny of this amazing vessel.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Tahquamenon Falls State Park is the second largest park in Michigan and is home to the Tahquamenon Falls. These falls are a majestic sight with a drop of over fifty feet at the upper falls and are often referred to as the "Rootbeer Falls" due to thier distinct brown coloration. Tahquamenon Falls State Park has been a Michigan favorite for generations and offers camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, and interpretive programs.
Mackinac Island is a favorite summertime destination. The island is famous for the Grand Hotel; Fort Mackinac; Mackinac Island Fudge; horse carriage and bike tours; dining and shopping; and, of course, the ferry ride to and from the mainland. The island is reminiscent of simpler times and offers visitors a chance to slow down and simply enjoy.
The Mackinac Bridge not only connects Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas, it is an engineering marvel and the third longest total suspension bridge in the world. The bridge, known as "Big Mac," is often the subject for photographers, and has been featured in documentaries on PBS and the Discovery Channel.
Les Cheneaux Islands
The Les Cheneaux Islands area lies east of the Mackinac Bridge along the northern shore of Lake Huron. Thirty-six islands provide sheltered channels and bays within the Straits of Mackinac- a historic area for boaters, fishermen, and modern-day explorers and adventurers. "Easy to reach and hard to leave."