Michigan October 19, 2016
Here Is The Most Remote, Isolated Spot In Michigan And It’s Positively Breathtaking
Michigan is home to all sorts of beautiful destinations, many of which can be easily accessed by car, bus, or other forms of public transport. But there’s one stunning spot in the Great Lakes State that requires a bit more effort to reach. It might be remote, but it’s undeniably gorgeous — and you’ll want to visit.
Beaver Island is situated in Lake Michigan, approximately 31 miles off the shore of Charlevoix. It’s the perfect place to truly “get away from it all.”
The island can only be accessed by plane or boat — so if you want to make the trip, you'll have to engage in a little extra planning.
While Beaver Island was once home to a Mormon settlement, it is known today as a popular tourist destination and one of Michigan’s most scenic areas.
The island is approximately 13 miles long and comprises 55 square miles of land. It houses a population of 657 people — residents who live there year round.
The island is surrounded by stunning views of Lake Michigan, but it’s also home to several smaller inland rivers, creeks, and lakes.
During your trip to Beaver Island, you’ll find a plethora of exciting activities. Grab a kayak, hike through one of many forested areas, or explore the island's lighthouses.
Rent a lovely cottage on the water or take a stroll along the beach before returning to one of the island’s many beautiful campsites. You might be far from the mainland, but there’s no shortage of adventures to be had.
After sundown, you’ll be treated to a stunning view of the night sky. Because of its isolated location far from city lights, Beaver Island is one of Michigan’s clearest and most breathtaking stargazing spots.
Whether you’re on the island to learn about its storied past, try your hand at fishing, or simply relax with family and friends, you certainly won’t be disappointed.
It might be far from the larger Michigan towns you love, but this destination’s charm and beauty are simply undeniable. You’ll absolutely fall in love with Beaver Island.
Have you spent time on Beaver Island? Tell us about your favorite island memories in the comments.