Witness the beautiful white sand dunes and beaches that dot the shores of Lake Michigan and offer great swimming opportunities. Enjoy a fresh fish dinner at one of the many restaurants along the way.
(42 Miles from St. Ignace)
Cut River Bridge/Roadside Park
Park has picnic tables with some charcoal pits, restrooms and trails.
Originally constructed in the 1940's (with construction interrupted by World War II), the bridge itself is 147 feet above the Cut River, and a generous stairway with 230-plus steps provides access to several trails along the river and to the Lake Michigan shoreline.
The real beauty of this site, however, lies hidden among the rolling, forested dunes of the Lake Superior State Forest and within the forested river valley below. Hike the Cut River trails in May to view spring wildflowers such as trout lily, trillium's, and Dutchman’s breeches. Spring, especially in the month of May, is also a good time to view migrating warblers and other songbirds that follow the Lake Michigan shore and concentrate at the mouth and along the gorge due to the rich insect life emerging from the river.
Hawks and owls also follow the coastline as they head to their northern breeding grounds in late April and early May. A diversity of forest songbirds use the forested gorge in the spring and summer as breeding habitat and offer good viewing opportunities along the trails. Interpretive markers help visitors identify plants and trees along the way.
Garlyn Zoological Park
Only 40 minutes west of St. Ignace and the Mackinac Bridge on US-2. Enjoy animals up close. See Tiger, Cougar, Wolves, Grizzly Bear, Ring-tailed lemur, Alligator, Camel and more! Feed the deer, goats, llama, and even the bear! Our gift shop is filled with wildlife related items for all ages. Kids love it!!! Fun for the whole family! Open 7 days a week from May 1st until September 30th, 10am until 6pm. In October, open 7 days a week, 10am until 5pm.
Top Of The Lake Snowmobile Museum
This museum has more than 80 antique and vintage snowmobiles on display.It's a must-see for snowmobile enthusiasts!
Located in the U.P., 42 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge, on US-2.