Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise
Travel Blogs from Paradise
by Pam Riehl Szakal
Our purpose in coming to this area was to visit the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. We found Andres Lake State Forest Campground a few miles north of Paradise. A pretty little lake with nice fall colors and good fishing nearby. Sites are spread out so you get privacy and are good for tent or RV, even larger ones since the sites are quite large.
We explored the area with a hike while looking for a cache which brought us to ...
We arrived just after a heavy rain storm, set up camp before dark and rushed off the the Brewery restaurant for supper before they stopped serving. Enjoyed two delicious beers with supper, a stout and then an amber red. Next day hiked to see the lower falls and then the upper falls which are the 2nd largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. The beautiful rust and golden colour is from all the iron.
... on the travel trailer... we tended to gravitate to their site for evening meals.
We hiked to the upper falls on Monday afternoon and the lower falls on Tues am before heading south to Wilderness State Park through the Hiawatha National Forest and over the Mackinaw Suspension Bridge... near Mackinaw City. Michigan has the "BEST" scenery yet!! A very pleasant state!!
... Bear Farm-bears that were rescued-mother dies, etc. Quirky place. Nice big areas for the adult bears but little cubs in large enclosure with just cement floors (owner said that the cement floors were mandated while the cubs were young). Owner was quite a character.
History: Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60 miles (97 km) by road from Sault Ste. Marie and about 55 miles (89 km) north of the Mackinac Bridge. Founded in 1925, Paradise is
surrounded by state and national forests and its main business is tourism. It is considered one of two gateways to the Tahquamenon Falls ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility