A modern 237 sites campground with electric on site and mini cabins and dump station for taking on water. Located at the Southern end of Whitefish Bay. Canadian Hills visible from the clean sandy beach on beautiful Lake Superior. One of the oldest state parks in the Upper Peninsula, Brimley features hunting, fishing, boating, camping and hiking.

1 min (0.8 mile) via W 6 Mile Rd


Play all day at Bay Mills Resort & Casinos’ 18-hole championship Wild Bluff Golf Course which overlooks Lake Superior. The spectacular views, impeccable conditions and service, earned it a 4 ½ star rating in Golf Digest Magazine. With 5 sets of tees, you can play the course length that fits you best on this challenging course with its wide fairways and large greens. It is the course Michelle Wie chose for her first attempt at challenging me.

Wild Bluff Golf Course includes golf carts with GPS with every round. Have a burger from the Starter Shack or relax after play with a drink or dinner at the Player’s Lounge.

Players Lounge

What better way to top off a great round of golf than at Wild Bluff’s Players Lounge for a drink or meal with friends. Catch up on sports inside on 52” TVs watch golfers finish up on the picturesque 18th hole from inside or from the deck.


3 min (1.9 miles) via W Lakeshore Dr

One of the best views is tucked away in Bay Mills, just 15 minutes drive from our location. Visit Mission Hill Overlook near the Bay Mills Resort & Casino for a view of Lake Superior and the smaller Mococole Lake. This is a perfect fall color location too!

The River of History Museum is located in downtown Sault Ste. Marie at 531 Ashmun Street with two-hour free parking in the front and parking for buses available on Court Street behind.

Group rates are available for any size party or school class. The self-guided tours use a sound wand that will narrate your journey as you reach each individual milestone of the river’s thousands of years of rich history.

Tickets are available at the museum ticket office located in the front of the museum. Combination tickets for multiple historic sites are also available in our ticket office or may be purchased at the Museum Ship Valley Camp or the Tower of History with discounts for each site you visit.

21 min (14.7 miles) via W 6 Mile Rd

Soaring 210 feet above Sault Ste. Marie and the Soo Locks, the tower has observation platforms for visitors to get spectacular views and photos of the world’s busiest inland shipping channel. In the view below from the Tower of History, one can see several historic houses, and the Museum Ship Valley Camp.

Rising 210 feet above Sault Ste. Marie, the Tower of History gives visitors a 360-degree view of the entire Sault area from the Sault Locks and the St. Mary’s River to the Canadian wilderness. An express elevator whisks visitors to the top for a panoramic view of up to 1,200 square miles, including the Sault Locks, the St. Mary’s River, and the Canadian wilderness.

The Tower of History was built in 1968 by the Catholic Church as the Shrine of the Missionaries. The Shrine was meant to be part of a larger complex that would have featured exhibits about the early Missionaries such as Bishop Baraga. A community center and a new Church were also planned. The Church later cut the project in favor of other endeavors, and the Shrine of the Missionaries was donated to the Sault Historic Sites in 1980. It has been operated as the Tower of History ever since.

23 min (15.2 miles) via W 6 Mile Rd

An engineering marvel originally completed in 1855. The Soo Locks are located in the heart of downtown Sault Ste. Marie and are the only area that allows freighters to lock between Lake Superior and Lake Huron. The Locks are in operation from March 25 until January 15 each shipping season, but make sure to mark your calendar for the last Friday of June when Engineers Day takes place (a chance to get up close to freighters!)


26 min (17.6 miles)
via W 6 Mile Rd

Being located along the Great Lakes makes the Upper Peninsula a lighthouse lovers paradise. Visit nearby Point Iroquois Lighthouse to see how vessels used to navigate their way into and out of Lake Superior at the turn of the 20th century. Also available are Crisp Pointe Lighthouse near Grand Marais and Whitefish Point Lighthouse and Shipwreck Museum in Paradise.


It is considered to be one of the oldest lookout points near the city of St. Ignace and was known as “Pontiac’s Lookout” by the Ojibwa Tribe. Clarence Eby opened Castle Rock for tourists in 1929, and it has remained a popular tourist destination ever since. Castle Rock rises an astonishing 195 feet above water level and about 183 feet above I-75.

The summit of Castle Rock offers a scenic and inspiring view for up to 20 miles, featuring Mackinac Island, Lake Huron, downtown St. Ignace, and wildlife habitat. The lookout point is equipped with viewing binoculars for a truly spectacular view of the area. This is one attraction that is family-friendly, pet safe and, and not be missed.

45 min (40.5 miles) via I-75 S


Whether you’re visiting for the first time or the one thousandth time, this historic island located mere minutes east of St. Ignace is a blast from the past. Mackinac Island features no automobiles, but plenty of places for tourists to go from the Grand Hotel to any of the fudge hotels.


52 min (41.0 miles)
via Co Rd H63 and I-75 S

Voted Michigan’s No.1 unusual attraction by readers of Michigan Living Magazine (AAA). You will experience optical contradictions and physical sensations that are hard to believe. These phenomenal “happenings” can be photographed. It’s a barrel of fun for the entire family. See for yourself why most of our 2 million visitors return year after year. We have ample car and trailer parking, clean restrooms. Besides the guided tours of the world-famous Mystery Spot, we also have 2 great Ziplines, a Human Maze, and a custom-designed 18-hole putt-putt golf course.

We also have a very unique gift shop offering souvenirs found nowhere else in the world! Don’t forget to check out our brand new Mystery Spot Souvenir Photo Booth just outside the gift shop!


55 min (49.3 miles)
via I-75 S

Known as the “Root Beer Falls” by some for its brown tannins colored flow, Tahquamenon Falls is the most iconic waterfall in Michigan. Tahquamenon is a year-round attraction found just 60 minutes west of us.


1 h 6 min (57.4 miles)
via M-28 W and M-123 N


Garlyn Zoo is home to hundreds of Native North American animals including alligator, fox, wolves, bobcat, whitetail deer, cougar, river otter, porcupine, bison, also exotic animals from around the world, Siberian tigers, Patagonian cavy, ring-tailed lemur, camel, reindeer, sika deer, sulcate tortoise, just to name a few.

Garlyn zoo was started in 1994. Built on old sand dunes at the northernmost point of Lake Michigan. The zoo blends well with the natural surroundings, towering red and white pine, birch and maple forests of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.


1 h 2 min (58.1 miles)
via M-28 W

This complex is the largest (bear only) Bear Ranch in the entire United States of America. Since opening to the public in 1997, Oswald’s Bear Ranch has grown tremendously over the years.

We now have 29 bears, 2 huge habitats (1/2 and 1/3 mile perimeter) and 2 smaller habitats (1/4 mile perimeter each). The yearling bears have a wonderful waterfall within their habitat. Oswald’s Bear Ranch is one of the top ten family-friendly Upper Michigan Attractions that is affordable and fun.


1 h 5 min (61.1 miles)
via M-28 W

Just a few minutes east of DeTour Village at the southernmost part of Chippewa County, Drummond Island is an escape to a leisurely slice of life. This island, unlike Mackinac, allows for automobiles and is perfect for a Sunday cruise.

If not Tahquamenon, then Pictured Rocks are the most iconic piece of Mother Nature’s beauty that Michigan offers. These picturesque landmarks will take your breath away and provide a great backdrop for your next Instagram photo session. They are located near Munising, just two hours west of us, with boat tours available to see the breath taking rock formations from Lake Superior.


1 h 40 min (96.3 miles)
via M-28 W


Take an excursion back in time to the industrial ages of American shipping History. Let us introduce you to Lake Superiors natural underwater museum featuring a rare, fully intact, wooden sailing ship that was built before the Civil War and sits only a few feet from the surface of the lake.

The trip takes about 2 hours, visits two different shipwreck sites, a historic lighthouse, and the exquisite beauty of Grand Island and Munising Bay. Grand Island is an interesting place all on its own with its’ rich history, sandy beaches, and colorful sandstone cliffs and caves. North American Bald Eagles are often spotted all throughout the trip as they nest along the shoreline.

Trips are scheduled daily from Memorial weekend until the second week of October.


1 h 50 min (108 miles)
via M-28 W

A place with a name that’s fun to say, and more fun to explore. Kitch-iti-kipi is located in Palms Book State Park just a few minutes west of Manistique. This uniquely UP attraction features a 10,000 gallons per minute gushing spring that is active throughout the year.


1 h 58 min (115.6 mi) via US-2 E and M-28 E

Looking for some indoor fun? Try one of the area casinos. Bay Mills Resort & Casino, and the numerous Kewadin Casino locations in Sault Ste. Marie, Hessell, Christmas, St. Ignace, and Manistique offer games, restaurants and live entertainment. Popular casinos we recommend:

• Bay Mills Casino (2 miles away) visit website
• King Club Casino (4.5 miles away) visit website
• Kewadin Casino Sault Ste Marie (15.9 miles away) visit website
• Kewadin Casino St Ignace, MI (37.3 miles away) visit website