On the shores of Lake Superior’s Whitefish Bay is the community of Paradise, a true nirvana for rock hounds, anglers, and nautical history buffs alike. Immerse yourself in the spectacular outdoors in and around Paradise, where Tahquamenon Falls State Park and its many hiking trails await. Fish from the bank or put your boat in the water to catch your dinner. Sandy beaches for swimming and the Whitefish Point Underwater Preserve will prove an irresistible draw to the water for many, while others know that if it’s summer, it must be blueberry season in Paradise.
Eleven miles northwest of Paradise is Whitefish Point, home to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Revisit the perilous maritime history of the Great Lakes in this haunting and artifact-filled museum, complete with the ship’s bell retrieved from the Edmund Fitzgerald. The museum sits alongside the Whitefish Point Lighthouse, an important structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the oldest operating lighthouse on Lake Superior. Tour the Surfboat house or spend a night in the restored Coast Guard Crew Quarters and immerse yourself in the history of The Inland Seashore. Also at the Point, visit the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory and learn about bird species that migrate through the region.