Isle Royale National Park is located on an island in Lake Superior in the State of Michigan in the United States, it is an 893.42 square mile park. Isle Royale is the largest freshwater lake in the world. It is one of the most loved places by hikers and photographers. The park is surrounded by small islands which makes it one of the best places to spend your holidays. Here we have mentioned the top places that you shouldn’t miss in Isle Royale.
Rock Harbor is the main access point for visitors landing on Isle Royale. It is located on the northeast end of Isle Royale National Park. Rock Harbor is accessible by the Isle Royale Queen IV, Ranger III, Voyageur II, Isle Royale Seaplanes service, and even by private boat or seaplane.
Rock Harbor Lighthouse is one of the historic features of Isle Royale. It is the main access point on Isle Royale in northern Lake Superior.
Scoville Point is a 4.4 miles roundtrip, this breathtaking viewpoint offers more than just a viewpoint to explore away from higher-visitation areas. You can get to Scoville Point from the northeast Rock Harbor area between the forest and shoreline zones. Scoville Point is dramatic, especially on a stormy day.
If you are an expert you can hike all the route or you can even hike a part by the Stoll Memorial Trail and Scoville Point Trail. Scoville Point is the perfect spot for viewing the 200 rocky islets.
Greenstone Ridge Trail
Greenstone Ridge Trail is the longest trail in the park.The trail is a 41-mile point-to-point route across from Windigo Harbor and the Windigo Ranger Station. The trail features a lake and has a challenging path. The best time to hike is from June until August.
The Greenstone Ridge, considered as the backbone of Isle Royale. This is the trail which should be there in every hikers bucket list. You also get to escape from the busy world and explore the wilderness of the park. If you are a beginner it will take 4-5 days to complete the trail. For experts it can be over within 3 days.
Isle Royale National Park is home to 3 lighthouses, Menagerie Island Light, Rock Harbor Light and Passage Island Light. These lighthouses are the landmark of the park. Most of the tourists visit the park just to explore the lighthouse. You get to see the beautiful view of white tower and black lantern rising above the shoreline and surrounded by pine trees.
Menagerie Island Light was built in 1875. It has a unique red sandstone keeper’s quarters and white octagonal tower. Rock Harbor was built in 1872 located near the eastern end of Isle Royale.