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...more
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.
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.
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...more
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).more
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...more