Lake Shore Drive eventually leaves the lakeshore and morphs into Curley Lewis Highway. It ends at Highway 123, which we took north towards Emerson and Paradise. At Emerson is the Riverside Mouth campground unit of Tahquamenon Falls state park. Highway 123 stays within view of the lake until you get to Paradise, a community with a number of craft shops, including a quilt shop - which made it a required stop for us. Beyond Paradise, 123 continues north until it ends at Whitefish Point lighthouse and Bird Observatory.
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The Michigan side of the "Soo" is best known for the Soo Locks that handle the biggest freighters going between Lake Superior and Lake Huron. There's a riverside park with an observation deck that allows the visitor to get an upclose view of the big ships and how the locks work. During our 2005 tour, we crossed the bridge from Ontario to the US Soo in the evening on the weekend of the 4th of July. Unfortunately this timing meant no time to stop as we had to find a spot to stay that evening. In 2006, we had a chance to re-visit the Soo and tour the Locks.
< < < The Tower of History
A must see stop while in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan or traveling through
See our webpage on the Soo twin across the border
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
A few miles west of Brimley, along the Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway, is the restored Point Iroguois Lighthouse and Museum. There's also a nice little nature trail that runs out to the point and back plus a set of wash rooms making this an attractive rest stop area. See more here.
Whitefish Bay, Whitefish Point Upper Peninsula Michigan
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, is also located here at the northeastern tip of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, "Whitefish Point is a phenomenal concentration spot for migrating raptors, waterbirds, and song birds."
< < < A required stop in Paradise at Village Fabrics & Crafts so Joanne can browse their quilting fabrics. Go here for a listing of more Quilt Shops around Lake Superior.
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Reviews of Michigan Upper Peninsula Golf Courses around Lake Superior