Harmon's Birchwood Resort

8442 N. Whitefish Point Rd
Paradise, MI 49768
906-492-3320

Your Host is Steve Harmon

 Some but not all of our Area Attractions.
Paradise does have a lot to offer.
We are in the bulls-eye of numerous Upper Peninsula Attractions

Enjoy visiting some of these attractions while you are staying at Birchwood Resort.

The Mackinac Bridge

The Mackinac Bridge connects the Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and has a total length of approximately 5 miles including the approaches.

Watch freighters pass underneath or enjoy the awesome sight at night when it is glowing with hundreds of lights.

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Mackinac Island

It's all that you read about. Buy their tasty fudge and enjoy a great ice cream cone on a hot day. Rent a bike to explore, take a carriage ride, or do some serious shopping. The island has it all. A world-class attraction. 65 miles from Paradise.

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Whitefish Point

The nationally acclaimed Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, the only museum dedicated to the many shipwrecks of the Great Lakes and the Whitefish Point Light Station. A must see! Draws in excess of 60,000 people a year. Just 10 miles north of Birchwood Resort on Whitefish Point Road.

The museum is open to the public 7 days a week from May 1st through October 31st. The Shipwreck Society puts on a "Fish Boil" the Saturday before Labor Day, held outside on the grounds in open-air tents. You are entertained by musicians playing maritime ballads. Great fish and a great season ending festival.

Whitefish Point Lighthouse is still guiding ships around Whitefish Point and into Whitefish Bay and the Soo Locks. Site of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. The general area of Whitefish Point is known as the graveyard of Lake Superior, more vessels have been lost here than on any other part of the lake. Lighthouse Museum is open for tours. Just 10 miles north of the Resort.

The land at Whitefish Point is considered a major attraction. The wide expanse of sand beach with sun bleached driftwood and beach rocks compliment the beautiful Lake Superior South Shoreline. While you may have witnessed an eye opening sunrise at the resort, here is where you come to finalize your day and appreciate all you've experienced. You have a front row seat and an unobstructed view as the sun slowly settles in the western sky. It's a magic time for this color show. There always seems to be a lot of handholding and togetherness as the sun drops into the blue water and night descends. It's always amazing how quiet it gets. The grounds of the Lighthouse are open to the public free of charge.

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Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Paradise is home to the famed Tahquamenon Falls State Park and the Tahquamenon Upper and Lower Falls. The 40,000 acres stretches over 13 miles and it's Michigan's second largest State Park. To further impress you, you should know that the Upper Falls are actually the 2nd highest falls east of the Mississippi River. With a drop of almost 50' and a width of 200', the Upper Falls are a sight to see. A maximum flow of 50,000 gallons of water per second has been recorded. The Lower Falls remain an attraction in themselves. Save some film for these 5 smaller falls. There are so many ways to experience the falls. We will be glad to give you the details for visiting the falls. Tahquamenon Falls State Park is open year round for outdoor recreation.

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Sault Ste, Marie, MI. Home of the nationally known Soo Locks. Take a boat tour through the locks or visit the Valley Camp Freighter Museum. 65 miles from Paradise

Check out what is happening right now at the locks with the Soo Locks Live Web Cam. Maybe one of the 1000' freighters is locking through or an interesting vessel from a foreign country.

Sault Ste, Marie, Ontario, Canada. Take an 8-hour trip on the Agawa Canyon Train or shop in this city of 80,000. 70 miles.

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Crisp Point Lighthouse. Remote and Beautiful on the deserted shores of Lake Superior. Pack a lunch and take a flashlight.

Originally one of four Life Saving Stations located between Whitefish Point and Deer Park. About 40 miles

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks Boat Tour and the Glass Bottom Boat Shipwreck Tour of shipwrecks in Munising Bay. Two major attractions in Munising.

Take a waterfall tour or enjoy a hike in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. 100 miles

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Point Iroquois Lighthouse and Museum. This light formerly guided ships over one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world-the entrance to the St. Mary's River and the Soo Locks. Now open to the public as a museum and you can climb the Lighthouse tower. Watch for freighters passing in front of the Light Station.

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Oswalds's Bear Ranch

Most popular attraction. Wild bears roaming freely within a safe well-maintained natural habitat. 40 miles

If you are interested in bird watching, go up to Whitefish Point to the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory and join in on their morning bird walks, or come in early spring or fall for the huge raptor migration to and from Canada.

Wild Blueberry Festival in Paradise is held the third weekend in August. Arts & Crafts, Unique Entertainment, Local Blueberry Food Specialties, and the Blueberry Jamboree.

Mardi Gras de Snow in Paradise is held the middle of February. A snowmobile festival of games and races for the whole family. Awards banquet. Call for the exact dates and join the fun.

For those interested in the game of chance . . we offer 3 casino's within 70 miles, one with world class entertainment.  If golf is your game . . not to worry . . we can offer you 3 challenging courses nearby to test your skill.  

Relax and enjoy your time in Paradise. Sit or hike along the shore, watch the freighters heading to and from the Soo Locks, read a good book, take a walk in the woods, pick berries, watch the stunning sunrise or moonlight on Whitefish Bay.

 

Call for reservations, availability, and information:
Steve Harmon
Birchwood Lodges
906 - 492 - 3320

 

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