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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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

Boat Rentals:
Cedarville, MI: Hills Point Resort on Lake Huron offers Boat Rentals in the Les Cheneaux Islands, only 35 miles from the Mackinac Bridge. 484 S. Hill Island Road, Cedarville, MI 49719. Phone: 906-236-2449
Drummond Island: 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. Boat Re ntals for Drummond Island.
Cedarville, MI (the Les Cheneaux Area , Lake Huron. 35 miles northeast of the Bridge)
Hills Point Resort on Lake Huron offers Cabin Rentals and Boat Rentals in the Les Cheneaux Islands, only 35 miles from the Mackinac Bridge.  N ewly renovated two and three bedroom cabins on a sandy Lake Huron beach. Cable TV. Wi-Fi. Pets welcome. RV CAMPING now available. One site on Lake Huron with full hookup and Cable TV. Hills Point Resort Phone: 906-236-2449.
Curtis, MI, just 65 miles west of the Bridge. Lodging on the Manistique Lakes.
  • Michihistrigan Campground, Cabins, Bar and Grill - (906) 477-6983 - We are located in the beautiful Upper Peninsula right on Hwy US-2 in Gould City Michigan. Close to Lake Michigan and Curtis Lakes. Access to ORV and Sled trail. Campground and surrounding grounds are available for large special events

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: 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 a re 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 Zoo Wildlife 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.

Hulbert, MI, 40 miles from the Mackinac Bridge, small town hide-out for vacationers.

  • Hulbert Lake Lodge,
  • Sno Shu Inn, Six cozy housekeeping cabins with wood stoves, an apartment, and an Inn for groups from 2 to 20. Located in the center of the Eastern Upper Peninsula with hiking, ATV, and snowmobile trails on the National Forest land across the road. 10770 South Hulbert Road, Hulbert, MI 49748. 906-876-2324.
  • Tahquamenon Hotel. The historic Tahquamenon Hotel offers 14 comfortable rooms, some with private bathrooms, for travelers to the area. Breakfast served Friday through Tuesday and daily during s nowmobile season. Free Wi-Fi.  Dining nearby. Stop and relax while you go fishing, hunting, ATVing, or snowmobiling with easy trail access. Pets Welcome. Tahquamenon Hotel, 10429 South Maple, Hulbert, MI 49748 Phone: 906-876-2388

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.
Naubinway, MI, Largest commercial fishing port on the Great Lakes, northernmost community on the Lake Michigan shoreline.
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, etc.

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
Sault Ste. Marie, MI. , the oldest city in Michigan and just 52 miles north of the Mackinac Bridge.

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 tha t 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

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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 Photo of the Mackinac Bridge taken from the Upper Peninsula looking at the Lower Peninsula by Mary Deloria