Welcome to a corner of the world that’s like nothing else in this world. On the eastern end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, you’ll find a wonderland of unspoiled natural beauty, charming small town life, world renowned landmarks and over a thousand years of Native American history. When it’s time to refresh your sense of wonder, it’s time to explore the heart of the great inland sea. Welcome to The Great Waters.

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A waterfront village bordered by the Manistique Lakes!
Curtis is surrounded by the largest lake complex in the Upper Peninsula! Visitors to the area can enjoy a variety of year-round recreational opportunities, spectacular accommodations, water-filled activities, and plenty of wildlife to observe and photograph. Curtis is a one of a kind waterfront village bordered by the Manistique lakes and centrally located in the heart of The Great Waters. Stay in Curtis and explore the wonders ...More Info

Nestled on the Shores of Lake Michigan
It’s often said that an area has “something for everyone,” but in Schoolcraft County, that’s more than just talk. Begin in the town of Manistique, nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, where you can take a leisurely stroll or a fast-paced fitness run along our acclaimed waterfront boardwalk, see one of Michigan’s most photographed lighthouses, view a historic water tower and unique bridge once featured on “Ripley’s ...More Info

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore along Lake Superior.
Munising has everything you need to create the perfect adventure vacation:  Great lodging options, restaurants, shopping and services.  Munising is also home to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, which is comprised of over 15 miles of shoreline along Lake Superior with sandstone cliffs reaching 200’ in height, and along with the Hiawatha National Forest offer endless recreation opportunities.  Explore 17 unique waterfalls ...More Info

Gateway to Tahquamenon Falls, inland lakes and streams
Centrally located in the heart of The Great Waters, Newberry is nestled deep in the beautiful Lake Superior State Forest - a forest full of lakes, streams, woods, and wetlands. A forest where wildlife abounds: birds and fish are plentiful. A forest just waiting for you to come and enjoy its many wonders. Magnificent Lake Superior is the northern border of the Newberry area. On the east is Tahquamenon Falls, the largest waterfall east of the ...More Info

The Place Where Michigan was Born!
The Sault Ste. Marie region is one such place that still speaks to our hearts. Sandy beaches and rocky coastlines lead to picturesque lighthouses, and engineering feats of man stand side-by-side with small fishing skiffs and buckets of bait. One great attraction are the Soo Locks. They have been referred to as one of the great wonders of the world and are still the largest (& one of the busiest) waterway traffic systems on earth! Watching huge ...More Info

Beautiful beaches, trails and stunning limestone cliffs
Escanaba is home to Delta County, a region that encompasses Bark River, Gladstone, Rapid River, Nahma and Garden; A Lake Michigan coastal paradise, Its 211 miles of varied shoreline is the most of any county in the continental U.S. Beautiful beaches, trails and stunning limestone cliffs along Big and Little Bays de Noc offer spectacular sightseeing by foot, bike or kayak. While you’re here, reel in trophy-sized fish from sparkling streams, ...More Info