If you’re looking to spend your holidays in a unique place and escape into the wilderness, head to Michigan. The only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes. Michigan has the second-longest coastline in the country. The state is known for fishing. If it’s sport fishing or a leisure day with our family and friends, you get a great catch in Michigan.
Michigan has only one national park, Isle Royale National Park. To reach the park you need to take a seaplane or ferry. It is one of the state’s least-visited national parks, so you get to have a peaceful time with your family.
Isle Royale National Park
Isle Royale National Park is located in northwestern Lake Superior, northwestern Michigan, U.S. The park has two developed areas, one located in the southwest area and one is at the northeast end. The park is surrounded by waters and small islands filled with diverse wildlife and endless outdoor adventure.
The park is open every year from April through October. The best time to visit Isle Royale is late August when the temperatures are moderate, and has the perfect weather to explore the park. The park has less crowd than other national parks because of lack of accessibility. The most common way to Isle Royale is a five-hour boat ride from the Upper Peninsula. The stunning landscape of the park is loved by the visitors and a favorite spot for photographers.
The park has plenty of activities to offer you can go for a ferry ride or go for a hike. The major attraction of Isle Royale is the three lighthouses Rock Harbor Light, Menagerie Island Light, and Passage Island Light. If you love bird watching don’t forget to bring your binoculars. The park is home to more than 197 species of birds.
Places to Visit in Isle Royale National Park
- Windigo Visitor Center
- Rock Harbor
- Rock Island Lighthouse
- Scoville Point
- Greenstone Ridge Trail