Michigan Bucket List ~ Eastern UP Region

Today we tackle the final region of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula before heading into the “Mitten” later this week.

Beaver Lake

  • Whiskey Point Light: Small light tower in the harbor.

Bois Blanc Island

  • Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse: Historical lighthouse located on this island in Lake Huron.


  • Point Iroquois Lighthouse: Lighthouse named for the Iroquois warriors that were massacred in the area.

Carp Lake

  • Wilderness State Park: Wilderness area along Lake Michigan.


  • Martin Reef Lighthouse: Old lighthouse out in the middle of Lake Huron.

DeTour Village

  • DeTour Reef Light: Restored offshore lighthouse.

Mackinaw City

  • Alexander Henry Park: This park is located just at the tip of the “Mitten.”
  • Colonial Michilimackinac: Explore this reconstructed fort and trading post.
  • Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum: Explore this vessel specifically designed for ice breaking in the Great Lakes.
  • McGulpin Point Lighthouse: Overlooks the Straits of Mackinac.
  • Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse: Part of Colonial Michilimackinac.

Mackinac Island

  • Fort Mackinac: 18th century fort that served as a trading post.
  • Mackinac Island State Park: Michigan’s First State Park.
  • Mackinac State Historic Parks: Take in various historic sites around the island.
  • Round Island Lighthouse: Located along the Straits of Mackinac that connect Lake Michigan to Lake Huron.


  • Tahquamenon Falls State Park: Two different waterfalls located along the Tahquamenon River.

Saint Igance

  • Bridge View Park: Overlook two Great Lakes and the Mighty Mackinac Bridge.
  • Father Marquette National Memorial: Pays tribute to the life and work of Father Jacque Marquette.
  • St. Helena Island Lighthouse: Located near the Mackinac Bridge.
  • Straits State Park: Located on the Northern shore on the Straits of Mackinac.
  • Wawatam Lighthouse: Modern lighthouse that guards the harbor.

All attractions found on http://www.michigan.org


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