Lodging, Food, and other Businesses
Within an Hours Drive of the Mackinac Bridge in the Upper Peninsula of MI

Easily Accessible Lodging for Travelers Coming from "Down below" 

Cabins, Cottages, Lodges, Motels, Vacation Homes, Camping, Realtors,
Restaurants, Guided and Scenic Tours, Zoo, and other Businesses in the Eastern U. P.

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Arctic Cat ATV Rentals in the Upper Peninsula. Renting Arctic Cat ATVs, Four Wheelers, Side by Side UTVs, and 2-Person ATVs in Michigan. Fabulous riding in Michigan's great outdoors. Rental location in St. Ignace. U P Rentals Main Office at the corner of Highways M-28 & M-123 in Newberry, Michigan. Phone: 906-293-5515

Brimley, MI, Northwoods Trails Cabins, 1 mile east of Raco, MI on Highway M-28. Phone: 906-248-3460. Located 16 miles from Sault Ste. Marie, 9 miles fom Brimley, 12 miles from Bay Mills Casino.

Cedarville, MI (the Les Cheneaux Area , Lake Huron. 35 miles northeast of the Bridge)
New Listing: Hills Point Resort on Lake Huron offers Cabin Rentals and Boat Rentals in the Les Cheneaux Islands, only 35 miles from the Mackinac Bridge.  Newly renovated two and three bedroom cabins on a sandy Lake Huron beach. Cable TV. Wi-Fi. New owners have made many updates to the cabins. Pets welcome. Hills Point Resort, 484 S. Hill Island Road, Cedarville, MI 49719. Phone: 906-236-2449
New Listing: Island View Resort in the Les Cheneaux Islands in Cedarville Michigan. 9 comfortable 2 and 3 bedroom cottages and a 3-bedroom, 2-bath vacation home. A nice flat lawn leads to 400' of waterfront on Cedarville Bay in Lake Huron. Sandy beach for wading and swimming. Long dock with deep water slips. 8 RV sites with water, sewer, and 30 amp electric. Only 35 miles northeast of the Mackinac Bridge. Wi-Fi. Satellite TV. Boat and Pontoon Rentals. Pet Friendly. Island View Resort, 930 E. M-134, Cedarville, MI 49719. Phone: 906-484-2252

Curtis, MI, just 65 miles west of the Bridge. Lodging on

Barbeau, MI. Riverview Resort and Marina. 4 two-bedroom housekeeping cabins with full kitchens and free Wi-Fi. All cabins look out on the St. Mary's River with an excellent view of passing freighters. Located halfway between Sault Ste. Marie and DeTour Village at the north end of Munuscong Bay. Excellent fishing. Deepwater Marina with rental dock space, launch, and a variety of services. 17999 S Scenic Drive, Barbeau, Michigan 49710. Phone 906-647-3033

Detour MI, Moosehead Lodging: Cabins and RV Sites on Caribou Lake, 18354 E. North Caribou Lake Road, DeTour Village, MI 49725. Phone 906-297-5532. 58 miles from the bridge. 4 completely furnished housekeeping cabins and a 2-bedroom mobile home on Caribou Lake. Two of the cabins and the mobile home can accommodate up to six people. Sandy beach frontage for swimming. 4 R.V. Sites with electric, water, & septic hook-ups. Reservations: 1-888-870-1118

DeTour Reef Light Tours. The DeTour Reef Light is located 1 mile off-shore at the mouth of the St. Mary's River in northern Lake Huron between DeTour Village and Drummond Island in the far Eastern Upper Peninsula. This light was built in 1931 to replace the 1861 DeTour Point Light Station. The 3 1/2 order Fresnel lens is on display at the DeTour Passage Historical Museum in DeTour Village. The DeTour Reef Lighthouse Preservation Society is restoring this light and offers a 2 hour guided, narrated tours on Saturday or Sunday during June, July, and August. Charter boat leaves from DeTour Harbor Marina. Sorry, no children under 12 for safety reasons. Entrance to light is by climbing a 20' ladder. Safety harness provided. Tour limited to 6 people. Phone 906-493-6609 for information and reservations. St. Mary's River Tour from DeTour to Sault Ste. Marie on Father's Day. Call for information on Lighthouse Keeper Weekends.

The DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society (DRLPS) is proud to announce the receipt of the 2005 State of Michigan Governor's Award for Historic Preservation

Drummond Island: New Listing: Fort Drummond Marine and Resort on Whitney Bay, Drummond Island, MI. Full Service Marina, Service and Parts Department, Dockage, and a General Store. Sales of boats, trailers, shore stations, plus pre-owned boats and motors. Pontoon, kayak, boat, and motor rentals.  The Resort offers 3 Rental Cabins, 2 Vacation Homes, one on a private island, and a Campground. There are 2 cabins for winter rental.  Ferry runs hourly from 6 am to 11pm year round with 2 night runs. Fort Drummond Marine and Resort on Whitney Bay, 36183 S. Whitney Bay Road, Drummond Island, MI 49726. Phone: 906-493-5359 or 906-493-5471

GarLyn Zoological Park. GarLyn Zoo is only 40 minutes from the Mackinac Bridge on US 2. See Live Cougar, Bear, Wolf, River Otter, Camel, Reindeer and more. View the animals up close as they come to the front of their habitats to see you. Purchase grain to feed the camel, goats, llama, deer and even the bear! Natural setting. Gift Shop. Kids love it !!! Fun and Educational !!! P.O.Box 245 Naubinway, MI. 49762. Phone 906-477-1085

Gould City, West Mackinac Recreation Area Association covering the western portion of Mackinac County, including south Curtis, Gould City, and Milakokia Lake. Cabins, cottages, resorts, campgrounds, and restaurants.

Horseback riding at Wildridge Riding Stables near Paradise, MI. Guided trail rides on beautiful wooded trails throughout the year. All trail rides are led by one of our experienced trail guides. We have 8 beautiful horses gentle enough for the whole family to enjoy. Please call to schedule a guided trail ride for riders 7 years and older. Maximum of 8 riders for each tour. Fun for the entire family all year round, but winter riding depends on the weather. Phone: 906-492-3213.

Hulbert, MI, 40 miles from the Mackinac Bridge, small town hide-out for vacationers. Hulbert Lake Lodge and the SnoShu Inn. Snowmobile & ATV Rentals.

Mackinac County: Vacation Mackinac offers a variety of rental cottages and condos in the Eastern Upper Peninsula within 25 minutes of the Mackinac Bridge.  Rentals include cottages on Brevort Lake, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and nestled in the forest. Rentals are well equipped for your vacation and close to many Upper Peninsula attractions and recreational opportunities. Check back as properties are added throughout the year. Vacation Mackinac Property Management, 4042 M-123 Moran, MI 49760. Phone: 906-643-7359 or 906-298-0225

Mackinac Island: A wonderful vacation on Mackinac Island can be made through Vacations Made Easy, an online travel site that provides arrangements for lodging, activities, and attractions during your visit. Vacations Made Easy also offers vacations at the Wisconsin Dells and throughout the country. Phone 1-800-987-9852 or 417-823-0981 to speak with one of our experienced representatives.

Mackinac Island in Lake Huron overlooking the Straights of Mackinac. Ferry boats leave from Mackinaw City in Lower Michigan and St. Ignace in the Upper Peninsula or you can travel by boat or plane. Visit Ft. Mackinac, stroll the back streets, have a delightful lunch, or take a carriage ride around the island. Rentals of horses, bicycles, buggys, and electric carts available.

Milakokia Lake rental cottages near Gould City, MI about 60 miles west of the Bridge.

  • Green Gables Resort on Milakokia Lake, N6129 Milakokia Lake Road, Gould City, MI 49838. Phone: (906) 477-6207. One and three bedroom housekeeping cottages on Milakokia Lake, only 60 minutes west of the Bridge. Full kitchens. Satellite TV. Each cottage comes with a 14' aluminum boat with rental motors available. All cabins are lake front with a screened porch overlooking the lake. Sandy swimming area, grass yard, a 100 foot dock, and a fish cleaning house.
  •  Little Cove Resort on Milakokia Lake, N5956 E. Milakokia Lake Road, Gould City MI, 49838. Phone 906-477-9956. Three year round 2 bedroom and one 3 bedroom cottages, each with a boat. Rental motors available. Campground with flush toilets. 200 feet of Milakokia Lake shoreline with private docks. Childrens play area. Fish, swim, snowmobile or relax. 12 miles south of Curtis, one mile south of US 2 on East Milakokia Lake Road. On the trails.
  •  Ruby Bay Cottages on Milakokia Lake, N5908 E. Milakolia Lake Road, Gould City, MI 49838. Phone: 906-477-6125. Off-season phone: 248-398-7479. Three 2-bedroom cottages on Milakokia Lake with full kitchen, dish TV & VCR, and a sofa sleeper in the living room. Seasonal. Open May through October. Beach with sandy bottom and good fishing. Please bring your own sheets and towels. Pets with prior approval.

Moosehead Lodging: Cabins & RV Sites, 18354 E. North Caribou Lake Road, DeTour Village, MI 49725. Phone 906-297-5532. 58 miles from the bridge. 4 completely furnished housekeeping cabins and a 2-bedroom mobile home on Caribou Lake. Some cabins and the mobile home can accommodate up to six people. Sandy beach frontage for swimming, boat comes with cabin. 4 RV sites with electric, water, & septic hook-ups. On the snowmobile trail.

Naubinway, MI, Largest commercial fishing port on the Great Lakes, northernmost community on the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Anchor In Naubinway Cafe & Gift Shop is located on Highway US-2, 42 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge by Lake Michigan.  Stop for a deli sandwich, salad, specialty coffee, tea, or one of our delightful deserts and ice cream specialties. Wi-Fi area. Open daily. W11632 US-2, Naubinway, MI 49762. Phone: 906-477-1120.

Newberry, MI, 60 miles from the Mackinac Bridge, the heart of the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Newberry is know as Tahquamenon Country, named for the nearby magnificent Tahquamenon Falls.

Paradise, MI on Lake Superior at Whitefish Bay. One of the Gateways to Tahquamenon Falls. Just 60 miles north of St. Ignace on Highway M-123.

Raco, MI. 20 miles west of Sault Ste. Marie on Highway M-28
Northwoods Trails Cabins and Bunkhouses, 1 mile east of Raco, MI on Highway M-28. Phone: 906-248-3460. Located in the Hiawatha National Forest in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Two 2 bedroom cabins with fully equipped kitchens and living room/dining area which includes a sleeper sofa. The cabins are ideal for up to 6 people. Large parking lot for trailers. Across from ATV and snowmobile trails. Great riding in the Hiawatha National Forest.
St. Ignace, MI located at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge. Lodging, attractions, and recreation.
New Listing: Voyager Inn: Lodging in St. Ignace near the Mackinac Bridge. Variety of comfortable rooms, indoor heated pool and whirlpool, free continental breakfast, elevator, and Wi-FI throughout the Inn.Packages. ATV and Snowmobile Rentals. Pet friendly. Voyager Inn, 750 US-2 West, St. Ignace, MI 49781. Phone: 906-643-1530.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI. , the oldest city in Michigan and just 52 miles north of the Mackinac Bridge.
 New Listing: Super 8 Sault Ste. Marie is located just off I-75 on the Business Route to Sault Ste. Marie, MI, near attractions, shopping, and restaurants. Standard guest rooms and suites featuring cable TV, coffee makers, and free high-speed wireless internet access, Heated Indoor Pool, Spa, & Cedar Sauna. Fitness Center. Complementary  SuperStart breakfast. Guest Laundry. Pets Welcome.  Snowmobile trails located behind the hotel with large parking area for trailers. Super 8 (formerly the Park Inn), 3525 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783. Phone: 906-632-6000.

Snowmobile Museum. Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum, W11595 Center Street, Naubinway, MI 49762. Phone: 906-477-6298. Michigan's First Snowmobile Museum contains an interesting collection of over 62 antique and vintage snowmobiles along with prototypes and memorabilia. Gift Shop with hats, T-shirts,

Snowmobile Rentals at U.P. Rental. Arctic Cat Snowmobile Rentals located on Highway M-28 near the intersection of M-28 and M-123. Phone: 906-293-5515. Motels within 500 feet. Ride from the rental shop or from most area motels. Several Rental locations throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula.

Soo Locks, on the St. Mary's River at Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Watching the huge vessels pass through the locks at Sault Ste Marie, MI is a unique experience that cannot be seen anywhere else in the United States. There is an upper viewing area so you are able to look down on the vessels as they lock through or stand almost close enough to touch them. See and photograph the 1,000' lake freighters and the ocean-going vessels as they pass through the St. Mary's Canal. Stop at the Visitor Center in Locks Park for the schedule of arrivals that are posted 6-8 hours in advance. The locks are open from mid-March through mid-January.

Trout Lake, 30 miles from the bridge, nestled in the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest. Easy access to both Sault Ste Marie and St. Ignace. Four seasons of outdoor recreation. On the snowmobile trails.

Barnyard on Trout Lake. Two Bedroom rental cabin on the shores of Trout Lake, only 35 minutes from the Bridge. Enjoy fishing, swimming, and relaxing by the water. Beach area has a sandy bottom that is shallow for the kids. Row boat. Complete kitchen, washer & dryer, and a living area with a pellet stove for those cool evenings. On the snowmobile and ATV trail. The Barnyard on Trout Lake, 22215 Agulium Road, Trout Lake, MI 49793. Phone: 906-569-3821

Ellis Lodges, Highway M-123, Trout Lake, Michigan 49793. Phone (906) 569-3326. Three luxurious Lodges for families or groups from 4 to 20. In the Hiawatha National Forest, near Trout Lake for all recreational sports. On the Snowmobile and ATV trails. Weekend or weekly rentals. The Lodges sleep up to 10, 18 and 20 people.

Trout Lake Resort, 22477 O. J. Miller Road, Trout Lake, MI 49793. Phone: 906-569-3810. Four 1 and 2 bedroom housekeeping cabins and one large unit that sleeps 9 on the shores of Trout Lake. Full kitchen with microwave. Linens provided. Swimming beach and great fishing. Row boat. Open year round. Nightly rentals. Pet friendly. On the snowmobile and ATV Trails.

West Mackinac Recreation Area Association covering the western portion of Mackinac County, including south Curtis, Gould City, and Milakokia Lake. Cabins, cottages, resorts, campgrounds, and restaurants.


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