Grand Island National Recreation Area
Hiawatha National Forest
Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Amid the forested ravines of the Marquette Iron Range, the Michigan Iron Industry Museum overlooks the Carp River and the site of the first iron forge in the Lake Superior region.
The Michigan iron industry has flourished for 125 years and still produces nearly one-quarter of the iron ore mined in the United States. Museum exhibits, audiovisual programs and outdoor interpretive paths depict the capital and human investment that made Michigan an industrial leader.
Isle Royale National Park
Keweenaw National Historical Park
Father Jacques Marquette, a French Jesuit missionary, established Michigan's earliest European settlements at Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace. He lived among the Great Lakes Native Americans from 1666 to his death in 1675.
On a rise overlooking the Straits of Mackinac, the Father Marquette National Memorial tells the story of that 17th-century missionary-explorer and the meeting of French and Native American cultures deep in the North American wilderness.
Pukaskwa National Park's exceptional beauty is revealed in its vistas of Lake Superior and in the rugged, ancient landscape of the Canadian Shield and northern forest. The spirit of the wilderness envelopes those who explore this special place. The only wilderness national park in Ontario, Pukaskwa was established in 1983 to protect 1878 square km of an ecosystem that features boreal forest and Lake Superior shoreline.
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The Schoolcraft/Munising Blast Furnace operated from 1869 to 1877. It produced many tons of pig iron for post Civil War continental expansion. Only ruins remain at this National Register of Historic Places site, located at Munising Falls in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. More...