Paradise Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by yursparky
  • Tahquamenon Falls
    Tahquamenon Falls
    by Yorick12
  • Tahquamenon Falls, 10 miles outside of Paradise
    Tahquamenon Falls, 10 miles outside of...
    by HotRodEtte

Paradise Things to Do

  • HotRodEtte's Profile Photo
    Original Bell - the Edmund Fitzgerald 1 more image

    by HotRodEtte Written Oct 7, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    A scenic and peaceful area in the present, Whitefish Point holds quite a bit of tragic history. 30 years ago next month will mark the anniversary of the tragic wreck of the steel freighter the Edmund Fitzgerald. Just 17 miles northeast of Whitefish Point is the official grave site of the 29 crewmen who lost their lives in one of the most widely known shipwrecks of our time, buried under 535 ft. of water at the bottom of Lake Superior.

    It is here you will find the Shipwreck Museum, a quiet and solemn historical site for some of the many ships that were sunken in the storms of Lake Superior, or "GitcheeGoomie" as they called it. It is here you will find the original bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald, which was pulled up by divers 10 years ago and replaced with a replica, inscribed with all 29 crewmen's names, and used to toll at a formal funeral and mark the crew members' official gravesite at the bottom of the Lake. You will also find gift shops, a light house and several old homes with original furniture dating back to famous sea captain's belongings.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • HotRodEtte's Profile Photo
    Lower Tahquamenon Falls 3 more images

    by HotRodEtte Written Oct 7, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The falls are conveniently located 10 miles west of Paradise, MI, and the state park is right off the main highway. Although the lower falls are fairly distant from the lookout points when you enter the park, for $2 per person, you can rent a row boat and take it to the other side of the river for close up, breathtaking views of the falls. You may also walk the horseshoe-shaped trail through the vicinity of the lower falls to get an all-around view and stop for photos at the several lookout points.

    The upper falls are not as large, however rowboats are not provided as the current in this area is much stronger than that of the lower falls. You get a view across the river after following a short trail from the parking lot. If you choose, you may descend 94 stairs to a lookout point which takes you right over the falls, so close you can feel the mist.

    A $6 daily parking pass will get you into both the upper and lower falls parks, or you may also get an annual park pass which enables you to enter all Michigan State Parks for a year.

    Related to:
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

  • Yorick12's Profile Photo
    Tahquamenon Falls

    by Yorick12 Written Jun 8, 2005

    Tahquamenon Falls, located in the state park bearing its name, is quite a sight. Its about 50 feet high and 200 feet wide. The park itself is nearly 40,000 acres offering a variety of recreational opportunities. Park is open daily, 24 hours. Admission $4 per car.

    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Camping

    Was this review helpful?

Paradise Hotels

Paradise Restaurants

  • by jchisholm Written Oct 5, 2002

    The best restaurant in Paradise is the Fish House. It's not fancy, but the fish is fresh and absolutely delicious!
    This is family owned and operated. Fresh fish is an absolute must. You won't be dissapointed.

    Favorite Dish: battered whitefish

    Was this review helpful?

Paradise Favorites

  • by yamaha_willi Written Oct 4, 2002

    Favorite thing: camp 33, and the falls the winter is the best time to see them.

    Fondest memory: my best memory is staying at Crisp Point Lighthouse,and what I miss the most is the Beauty and the sounds and the great people like the ross'

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Paradise

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

94 travelers online now

Comments

Paradise Travel Guide
Map of Paradise

View all Paradise hotels