Beaver Island Travel Guide

  • Sunset from Mt. Pisgah
    Sunset from Mt. Pisgah
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  • Moon Over Mt. Pisgah
    Moon Over Mt. Pisgah
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  • Woody,  born from a tree,  hangs out near Mt. Pisg
    Woody, born from a tree, hangs out...
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Beaver Island Things to Do

  • Climbing Mt. Pisgah and Howling

    Mt. Pisgah is the highest point on Beaver Island. At 700 feet above sea level, it is merely a high sand dune, so named by the Mormons, actually one of two partners dunes where you could once climb to view eagles. The eagles are still there, Beaver Island is still isolated enough to climb to the top, get naked and howl. One of the few places left in...

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  • The Beaver Island toy museum. ...

    The Beaver Island toy museum. Lots of neat old toys to see, and a whole bunch of fun toys for sale. Located at the north end of St. James.

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  • Beaver Island has a neat...

    Beaver Island has a neat combination of sandy beahes as well as the typical rocky Lake Michigan beaches. The sandy beaches really reminded me of Rhode Island, which was a neat suprise to find in the middle of Lake Michigan.

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Beaver Island Restaurants

  • by romashkowi Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Nina's restaurant at the Beaver Island Lodge
    The restaurant is nestled on a wooded bluff overlooking a beach, with a wonderful view of expansive Lake Michigan through the large windows of the dining area.

    Favorite Dish: Serves 'American food' as well as regional specialties, all of it good.

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Beaver Island Transportation

  • by romashkowi Written Oct 4, 2002

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    A map of the island from 1852. The island is accessible by boat, and has a marina. There is also a carferry that runs from Charlevoix, Michigan, if I'm not mistaken. The island is actually quite big, and I suggest having car to explore the beautiful wooded roads, fields, beaches, and historical sites of the island. There are also two airstrips that can land small planes.

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Beaver Island Favorites

  • Strang met Mormon founder...

    Strang met Mormon founder Joseph Smith in 1844 and converted to his new evangelical religion, supposedly as a way of improving his position in life. When Smith was killed, Strang produced a letter naming him as Smith's chosen heir. He was challenged by Brigham Young, who was more solidly established in the church, and lost. Strang led those who...

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  • St. James Harbor and...

    St. James Harbor and lighthouse. As a side note, for those unfamiliar with Lake Michigan (or the Great Lakes in general), they are suprisingly big bodies of water. From Beaver Island, for example, you cannot see the mainland (Wisconsin to the west or Michigan to the east).

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  • Beaver Island is a beautiful...

    Beaver Island is a beautiful island, about 13 miles long, located at the north end of Lake Michigan in approximately the middle of the lake. It has quite an interesting history for such an obscure island...Native Americans are thought to have inhabited Beaver Island as long ago as 2,200 years ago. Later, the Odawa tribe (Ottawas) migrated westward...

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