Some but not all of
our Area Attractions.
Enjoy visiting some of these attractions while you are staying at Birchwood Resort.
Whitefish Point Lighthouse is still guiding ships around Whitefish Point and into Whitefish Bay and the Soo Locks. Site of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. The general area of Whitefish Point is known as the graveyard of Lake Superior, more vessels have been lost here than on any other part of the lake. Lighthouse Museum is open for tours. Just 10 miles north of the Resort.
The land at Whitefish Point is considered a major attraction. The wide expanse of sand beach with sun bleached driftwood and beach rocks compliment the beautiful Lake Superior South Shoreline. While you may have witnessed an eye opening sunrise at the resort, here is where you come to finalize your day and appreciate all you've experienced. You have a front row seat and an unobstructed view as the sun slowly settles in the western sky. It's a magic time for this color show. There always seems to be a lot of handholding and togetherness as the sun drops into the blue water and night descends. It's always amazing how quiet it gets. The grounds of the Lighthouse are open to the public free of charge.
Sault Ste, Marie, MI. Home of the nationally known Soo Locks. Take a boat tour through the locks or visit the Valley Camp Freighter Museum. 65 miles from Paradise
Check out what is happening right now at the locks with the Soo Locks Live Web Cam. Maybe one of the 1000' freighters is locking through or an interesting vessel from a foreign country.
Sault Ste, Marie, Ontario, Canada. Take an 8-hour trip on the Agawa Canyon Train or shop in this city of 80,000. 70 miles.
Point Iroquois Lighthouse and Museum. This light formerly guided ships over one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world-the entrance to the St. Mary's River and the Soo Locks. Now open to the public as a museum and you can climb the Lighthouse tower. Watch for freighters passing in front of the Light Station.
If you are interested in bird watching, go up to Whitefish Point to the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory and join in on their morning bird walks, or come in early spring or fall for the huge raptor migration to and from Canada.
Wild Blueberry Festival in Paradise is held the third weekend in August. Arts & Crafts, Unique Entertainment, Local Blueberry Food Specialties, and the Blueberry Jamboree.
For those interested in the game of chance . . we offer 3 casino's within 70 miles, one with world class entertainment. If golf is your game . . not to worry . . we can offer you 3 challenging courses nearby to test your skill.
Relax and enjoy your time in Paradise. Sit or hike along the shore, watch the freighters heading to and from the Soo Locks, read a good book, take a walk in the woods, pick berries, watch the stunning sunrise or moonlight on Whitefish Bay.
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