Posted on July 7th, 2021

Northern Michigan Beaches’ Voted Best in the U.S.

Sleeping Bear Dunes – Michigan Beaches

Being a true Michigander, we find it no surprise when someone tells us that Northern Michigan has some of the best beaches in the U.S. – Rolling dunes that stretch for miles. Clear fresh water that can be eerie calm one day and full of breaking waves the next. It’s an appreciation that can only be understood through experience.

Fodor’s Travel recently voted Sleeping Bear Dunes as their #1 beach in the U.S. (not near the Ocean). While the Sleeping Bear Dunes are absolutely a sight to behold, I’d like to share some of Chippewa County’s top beaches.

        1. Whitefish Point, 11 miles north of Paradise, MI, and approximately 1.5 hours drive from the Mackinac Bridge. Home to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and Whitefish Point Light Station it’s also known as Lake Superiors Shipwreck Coast. The Whitefish Point Underwater Preserve protects the shipwrecks in a portion of the bay for future generations of sports divers. The point is a popular location for rock collectors, bird watchers, and ship watchers. Warning, the water may be cold. Lake Superior rarely reaches temperatures above 60 degrees!

          Whitefish Point – Paradise, Michigan

        2. Drummond Island – Fossil Ledges, located

Development Partners

Chippewa County EDC

5019 Airport Drive, Kincheloe, MI 49788


Board Corner