Newberry, in the Michigan Upper Peninsula, is called the Official Moose Capital of Michigan. A free-ranging moose herd wanders the area’s pristine wilderness, and visitors happen upon them regularly, if quite by chance. Spend time in a bed and breakfast and search for these awkwardly majestic beasts (but don’t get too close, please). They frequent many spots near Newberry.
Nearby Tahquamenon Falls is one such place. It is one of the most glorious waterfalls in the state, if not the country, and is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi – over 48 feet high and over 200 feet wide. The water has a unique amber color year round – as startling in the summer as it is in the winter when surrounded by snow and ice.
Drive an hour from a Newberry bed and breakfasts up to the Michigan Lighthouse at Whitefish Point, home of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. The museum is open between May 1 and October 31, but the Lighthouse is impressive any time of year. It was built in 1861 on this extreme southeastern end of Lake Superior, which bears the unfortunate moniker “Lake Superior Shipwreck Coast”. The waters here can be treacherous, but the Michigan Lighthouse at Whitefish Point shines nightly to guide shipping traffic to safety. If lighthouses are a particular interest, visit all five Lake Superior Lighthouses between Munising and Whitefish Point.
Stay in your favorite Newberry bed and breakfast throughout the year, during the Newberry Oktoberfest at the beginning of October and the Sled Dog Races in January. Come up for the astonishing fall color, or to visit the amazing Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the summer. Bring ATVs and ORVs and explore over 200 miles of trails through the Lake Superior State Forest wilderness.
Guests of our bed and breakfasts visit the area for all sorts of reasons. Some simply come to escape from busy lives. The area is peaceful and beautiful, and worth a visit any time of year.